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The Jew of Home Depot and Other Stories

The Jew of Home Depot and Other Stories( )
Author: Apple, Max
Series title:Johns Hopkins: Poetry and Fiction Ser.
ISBN:978-0-8018-8738-3
Publication Date:Nov 2007
Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $22.95
Book Description:

This is the first collection to appear in twenty years from one of America's best short story writers. His thirteen stories are marvelous--funny, heartbreaking, and wise by turns, and on occasion all three at once.

Book Details
Pages:184
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Short Stories (Single Author)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 x 0.79 Inches
Book Weight:0.8 Pounds
Author Biography
Apple, Max (Author)
"It was my fascination itself with the English language that made me a writer," Apple wrote in an essay for the New York Times Book Review. Its endless suggestiveness has carried me through many a plot, entertained me when nothing else could." Growing up in a Yiddish-speaking family, Apple writes a prose that is remarkably attuned to America's cultural and linguistic

With the 1976 publication of The Oranging of America, and Other Stories, Apple established himself as one of America's most affectionate, humorous, and astute critics. Like other postmodernist writers, Apple describes famous historical figures and American pop cultural heroes mingling with his fictional characters. Howard Johnson, Norman Mailer, Fidel Castro, and J. Edgar Hoover are but some of the figures that have all turned up in Apple's fiction. One critic stated that Apple creates "the literary equivalent of a Magritte painting.

Apple is currently a professor of English at Rice University.

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