Lost in Uttar Pradesh: New and Selected Stories

by Evan S. Connell

Counterpoint | May 28, 2008 | Hardcover

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Although he may be best known for his novels "Mr. Bridge" and "Mrs. Bridge," or perhaps for his brilliant biography of Custer, "Son of the Morning Star," Evan S. Connell is an undisputed master of the short story. His restraint, concision, and perfect pitch lend themselves beautifully to the form, and he intuitively senses when to explain and when to let silence stand in speech's stead. "Lost in Uttar Pradesh" collects new work by Connell along with some of his earlier masterpieces. Memorable characters like the corpulent Mr. Bemis, Katia and her lion, and a wanderer back from Spain ring true not because their stories are filled with monumental events but because they center around seemingly insignificant events that somehow remain in the mind. Through Connell's mastery, the most trivial happening, the voice that speaks only once, resonates far beyond the final page.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 384 pages, 3.25 × 2.17 × 0.49 in

Published: May 28, 2008

Publisher: Counterpoint

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1593761759

ISBN - 13: 9781593761752

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Lost in Uttar Pradesh: New and Selected Stories

by Evan S. Connell

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 384 pages, 3.25 × 2.17 × 0.49 in

Published: May 28, 2008

Publisher: Counterpoint

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1593761759

ISBN - 13: 9781593761752

About the Book

Although he may be best known for his novels "Mr. Bridge" and "Mrs. Bridge," or perhaps for his brilliant biography of Custer, "Son of the Morning Star," Evan S. Connell is an undisputed master of the short story. His restraint, concision, and perfect pitch lend themselves beautifully to the form, and he intuitively senses when to explain and when to let silence stand in speech's stead. "Lost in Uttar Pradesh" collects new work by Connell along with some of his earlier masterpieces. Memorable characters like the corpulent Mr. Bemis, Katia and her lion, and a wanderer back from Spain ring true not because their stories are filled with monumental events but because they center around seemingly insignificant events that somehow remain in the mind. Through Connell's mastery, the most trivial happening, the voice that speaks only once, resonates far beyond the final page.

About the Author

Evan Shelby Connell, Jr., 1924 - Evan Connell was born August 17, 1924 in Kansas City, Missouri. He attended Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, and the University of Kansas. He also did graduate work at Stanford University, California; Columbia University, New York; and San Francisco State University. Connell's first published work was the critically acclaimed "The Anatomy Lesson and Other Stories" (1957), which is set in several different areas of the United States. His first novel, ""Mrs. Bridge" (1959), tells the life story of an upper middle class woman who lacks a sense of purpose and lives her life doing what is expected of her. Ten years later he wrote "Mr. Bridge" (1969), which tells the same story from the point of view of the husband. Both novels were adapted as the film Mr. And Mrs. Bridge (1990). Among his other works are "Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn" (1984, filmed for television 1991), "The Diary of a Rapist" (1966), "The Connoisseur" (1974), "The Alchymist's Journal" (1991), and the book length poem "Notes From a Bottle Found on the Beach at Carmel" (1963). Connell received the California Literature Silver Medal, the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award.
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