It Was Like My Trying to Have a Tender-Hearted Nature: A Novella and Stories by Diane Williams

It Was Like My Trying to Have a Tender-Hearted Nature: A Novella and Stories

byDiane Williams

Kobo ebook | October 15, 2007

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This work by Diane Williams delves into the strange relationships of men and women. From marital betrayal to spousal abuse and unrelenting desire, Williams illuminates the lives of her characters in prose as sparse and stark as it is beautiful. These stories are as short as prose poems and as complex as novels. In them, meanings remain ambiguous and consequences seem uncertain. In the novella “On Sexual Strength” she describes the intense and sometimes strange relationship between two neighboring couples and the rage that comes with adultery, and a narrator whose social inadequacies and lack of inhibitions lead to destruction.

 

The world Williams creates is a sensual place where quiet epiphanies—such as   the one that occurs after an extramarital affair— are also possible: “It was like

My Trying to Have a Tender-Hearted nature. This is how love can be featured.” Such flashes of insight and emotion glue together the fragments of life Williams lays before the reader, and the reader rejoices at the revelations.

Title:It Was Like My Trying to Have a Tender-Hearted Nature: A Novella and StoriesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 15, 2007Publisher:University of Alabama PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0817380515

ISBN - 13:9780817380519

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