Good Boys and Dead Girls by Mary Gordon
And Other Essays

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A collection of dazzling and thought-provoking essays from lauded author Mary Gordon
Much acclaimed for her novels, Mary Gordon is also a brilliant and wide-ranging essayist. Gathering together twenty-eight of her forays into nonfiction, Good Boys and Dead Girls provides a richly autobiographical context for the themes that mark her fiction, such as Irish-American life, Catholicism, embattled families, and the redeeming power of art. Many of the pieces offer insights into artists and other writers: There are admiring accounts of Edith Wharton, Stevie Smith, and Ford Madox Ford, and a piquant critique of the depiction of women by certain celebrated male novelists. Whatever the topic at hand, Gordon proves lively and illuminating company. 
 

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Published August 6, 2013 by Open Road Media. 272 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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In this collection of essays, all but the title one previously published, novelist Gordon (The Other Side, 1989; Men and Angels, 1985, etc.) demonstrates that she is a discriminating reviewer, as well as a perceptive, eloquent, and, to use a favorite word of hers, ""engaged"" social commentator, ...

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In 28 captivating, provocative, iconoclastic essays and reviews (all but the title piece previously published), novelist Gordon ( Final Payments ) describes her pregnancy, visits Marilyn Monroe's grav

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In 28 captivating, provocative, iconoclastic essays and reviews (all but the title piece previously published), novelist Gordon ( Final Payments ) describes her pregnancy, visits Marilyn Monroe's grav

Apr 01 1991 | Read Full Review of Good Boys and Dead Girls: And...

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