Living on the edge: fiction by Peace Corps writers
Living on the Edge contains seventeen remarkable stories by writers who served in the Peace Corps, including well-known authors such as John Coyne, John Givens, Norman Rush and Paul Theroux, as well as work by exciting emerging authors like Mark Jacobs and Marnie Mueller. All these stories reflect the impact the Peace Corps experience had on former volunteers who write across cultures in the literary tradition of Joseph Conrad, E.M. Forster, and Paul Bowles. Each author has included a commentary on how he or she came to write the anthologized story.
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|Grouping Title||living on the edge fiction by peace corps writers|
|Grouping Author||john coyne|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-10-10 01:06:21AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-03-19 03:29:29AM|
|detailed_location_pitkin||Pitkin County Library|
|display_description||Stories by members of the Peace Corps, recounting their adventures in the Third World. Typical is Ma Kamanda's Latrine by Marla Kay Houghteling, in which an African chief turns down the heroine's request for a latrine, suggesting she use the bush like everyone else. "After years of British, we do not need Americans telling us how to do things."|
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|owning_library_pitkin||Pitkin County Library|
|record_details||ils:.b10971853|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Curbstone Press,|1999.|xv, 317 pages ; 23 cm.|
|subject_facet||Americans -- Developing countries -- Fiction, Culture conflict -- Fiction, Developing countries -- Social life and customs -- Fiction, Fiction, Peace Corps (U.S.) -- Fiction, Short stories, American|
|title_display||Living on the edge : fiction by Peace Corps writers|
|title_full||Living on the edge : fiction by Peace Corps writers / edited by John Coyne|
|title_short||Living on the edge :|
|title_sub||fiction by Peace Corps writers|
|topic_facet||Americans, Culture conflict, Short stories, American, Social life and customs|