Into the Widening World by John Loughery
International Coming-of-Age Stories

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26 stories that explore universal rites of passage as well as culture-specific complexities of youth: Nadine Gordimer, Gabriel García Marquez, Bharati Mukherjee, Ben Okri, Shirley Geok-Lin Lim, Nauguib Mahfouz, Margaret Drabble, Zoe Wicomb, B. Wongar, and more.

 

About John Loughery

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John Loughery is the author of the 1996 Pulitzer Prize finalist John Sloan: Painter and Rebel and has edited the anthologies First Sightings: Contemporary Stories of American Youth, Into the Widening World: International Coming-of-Age Stories, and The Eloquent Essay: An Anthology of Classic & Creative Nonfiction. He teaches English at the Nightingale-Bamford School in New York City.
 
Published January 17, 1995 by Persea. 268 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Loughery (editor, First Sightings: Stories of American Youth, not reviewed) has cobbled together a collection as dedicated to particularities of time and place as to the universal theme of coming of age, grouping the stories and writers under five geographical headings: South America and the Cari...

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Loughery (editor, First Sightings: Stories of American Youth, not reviewed) has cobbled together a collection as dedicated to particularities of time and place as to the universal theme of coming of age, grouping the stories and writers under five geographical headings: South America and the Cari...

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All the innocence and daring of youth are elegantly captured in this heartfelt anthology of brilliant voices from 22 countries. His sometimes overburdened introduction aside, Loughery has succeeded in

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Though each has earned its place in this volume, perhaps most charming of all is Naguib Mahfouz's ``The Conjurer Made Off with the Dish,'' about how a young boy's distractions lead him on a bigger adventure than the errand he began for his mother.Nearly perfect in pacing, this will serve as a wel...

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