[ Reading ] ➺ In the Land of Dreamy Dreams Author Ellen Gilchrist – Chainnews.us

In the Land of Dreamy Dreams IN THE LAND OF DREAMY DREAMS Is Ellen Gilchrist S Fabled First Collection Of Stories, The Book That Won Her Acclaim In 1981 And To Which Each Of Her Subsequent Works Has Been Compared Peopled Largely With Young Southern Females Who Chafe Against The Restrictions Of Their Upper Class Lives, These Stories Convey The Humor And Tragedy To Be Found Wherever Retreat Into Imagination Is Preferred Over Reality Introduced Here Are Nora Jane Whittington, Rhoda Manning, And Other Recurring Gilchrist Characters Beloved For Their Failures, Tenacity, And All Too Human Hope In The Face Of Frustrated Love.

[ Reading ] ➺ In the Land of Dreamy Dreams  Author Ellen Gilchrist – Chainnews.us
  • Paperback
  • 184 pages
  • In the Land of Dreamy Dreams
  • Ellen Gilchrist
  • English
  • 11 December 2017
  • 0807128295

10 thoughts on “In the Land of Dreamy Dreams


  1. says:

    I would love it if every one of my friends would read Ellen Gilchrist, at least this book, at least the short stories, or at the very least, Why I live at the P.O I have read her stories over and over ...


  2. says:

    A remarkable collection Heady, powerful, brilliant Just like Barry Hannah, Ellen Gilchrist takes the Southern tradition from Faulkner and Welty, breaks it like a stick over your knee, then brandishes boldly The...


  3. says:

    This lovely book was a real treat It was Ellen Gilchrist s first published collection of short stories back in 1981, but the stories resonate just as clearly today The characters are completely human even though one doesn t always like them, their actions and words are...


  4. says:

    This little book of short stories got better and better, theI read The characters were as real as any people I ve known in real life, with the same capacity to surprise and shock me My favorite was Traveler.


  5. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here In the Land of Dreamy Dreams is Ellen Gilchrist s first collection of short stories It was published in 1981, yet it is as fresh and whip smart as if it were published last year The stories are set from the 1950 s to the 1970 s in the South Most of the stories have a New Orleans connection and I enjoyed that, as I lived in NOLA and could actually see some of the stories unfold.The very first in this collection, Rich, was a sleeper It started as th...


  6. says:

    Wow I started this book on the train ride home which isn t very long and already I m reeling Dang this lady writes an intense novel short story.There is not muchto say about this book, now that I have finished it This one was evenintense than the other one of hers that I read and loved The stories really did leave me reeling Although it was ...


  7. says:

    Begin reading her and you will read everything she ever wrote


  8. says:

    On a whim, I looked to see if my local library had any books by Ellen Gilchrist, because the bookstore does not I found this I ve not read anything by this author in years, and I was quickly reminded why she is o...


  9. says:

    I first read this collection of short stories by Ellen Gilchrist as a freshman in college, a little over twenty years ago We read Reynolds Price that semester, too, and I fell in love with both authors This was my first reread Why on earth did I wait so long I d remembered that Gilchrist was a fantastic writer, but I d forgotten how good she actually is Each of the characters is fully formed You love them You hate them You squirm with them You re shocked and bewildered by them, yet comp I first read this collection of short stories by Ellen Gilchrist as a freshman in college, a l...


  10. says:

    Update Wow A collection of 14 short stories, first published in 1981 This is my first time reading Ellen Gilchrist Enjoying the stories very much so far, and don t know why I ve never picked anything up by her before now Her characters are often com...

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