Sex and death : stories / edited by Sarah Hall and Peter Hobbs.

Edition
  • First U.S. edition.
Published
  • London : Faber & Faber 2016
Physical description
vii, 325 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN
  • 9780571322428 (hardback)
  • 0571322425 (hardback)
Notes
  • "First published in 2016 in the United Kingdom by Faber & Faber Limited"--Title page verso.
Contents
  • Dr Pacific / Robert Drewe -- George and Elizabeth / Ben Marcus -- Fixations / Ceridwen Dovey -- The postcard / Wells Tower -- Evie / Sarah Hall -- The days after love / Yiyun Li -- Where hast thou been / Jon McGregor -- 10-item Edinburgh postpartum depression scale / Claire Vaye Watkins -- Reversible / Courttia Newland -- The news of her death / Petina Gappah -- Visitation / Damon Galgut -- Frank's last days / Guadalupe Nettel ; translated by Rosalind Harvey -- Porto baso scale modellers / Alan Warner -- Fin / Lynn Coady -- In the reactor / Peter Hobbs -- Brunhilda in love / Taiye Selasi -- The closing date / Alexander MacLeod -- The fortune fish / Clare Wigfall -- Toronto and the state of grace / Kevin Barry -- Metaphysical / Ali Smith.
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Genre
  • Fiction
  • text
Language
  • English

Summary

  • "In this provocative and haunting collection of short stories, edited by two masters of the form, a diverse group of contemporary writers probes the nature and connection between two of the most powerful, exhilarating, and terrifying forces that define and shape the human experience. The drive for life&#x;for survival and reproduction&#x;and the drive for death&#x;for violence and self-destruction&#x;are the two dominant, instinctive urges of human behavior. These conflicting compulsions, characterized by Freud as Eros and Thanatos, are also the central themes of great literature. In Sex and Death, some of today&#x;s most compelling writers from around the globe&#x;Kevin Barry, Lynn Coady, Ceridwen Dovey, Robert Drewe, Damon Galgut, Petina Gappah, Sarah Hall, Peter Hobbs, Yiyun Li, Alexander MacLeod, Ben Marcus, Jon McGregor, Guadalupe Nettel, Courttia Newland, Taiye Selasi, Ali Smith, Wells Tower, Claire Vaye Watkins, Alan Warner, Clare Wigfall&#x;explore these challenging themes with honesty, psychological acuity, brutality, tenderness, and empathy, in stories that are disquieting, illuminating, funny, and utterly dazzling."--from back cover.

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Location of copy Shelfmark Online location Holdings Notes
Senate House Library, University of London: Senate House Library ENGLISH 5th Floor (3) YBQ Sex
Wellcome Library: History of Medicine CU /HAL

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