Yonnondio: From The Thirties
Pillars of American literature, these two newly repackaged titles have been loved and admired by readers for decades. Set during the Depression, "Yonnondio": "From The Thirties" is the timeless and hauntingly timely story of the Holbrook family, struggling for a more tolerable existence. Written by the author in the 1930s and rediscovered by her in the 1970s, "Yonnondio" will always be an unfinished work that makes us long for more of that young author's brilliance. This reissue presents newly discovered fragments and scenes that satisfy some of that longing and give a more complete picture of the fate of the mother, Anna, one of literature's most believable and enduring woman. "Tell Me A Riddle" is a collection of four stories: "I Stand Here Ironing, " "Hey Sailor, What Ship?, " "O Yes, " and the title novella, which won the O. Henry Award in 1961. Anthologized over a hundred times, the stories live on in the hearts of readers everywhere. John Leonard provides a new introduction that is a personal reminiscence as well as reaffirmation of Olsen's place in American literature's pantheon of great writers. Tillie Olsen, winner of the 1994 Rae Award for the Short Story, was born in Nebraska in 1912. A Depression-era high school dropout, public libraries were her college. She wrote and published when young, but the necessity of raising and supporting four children through "everyday jobs" silenced her for twenty years. The recipient of six honorary degrees and many other awards, she has taught or been writer-in-residence at M.I.T., Amherst College, and Stanford University, among others. She lives in San Francisco.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: Yonnondio: From the ThirtiesUser Review - Kelly Flingos - Goodreads
Her writing is beautiful and so so sad. A very hard read for the emotions it will inspire, but absolutely necessary if one is studying depression era literature. Read full review
Review: Yonnondio: From the ThirtiesUser Review - Ben Batchelder - Goodreads
Waste of time. Olsen, later in life, picks up her adolescent manuscript and publishes as is: left-wing cant, demagogueing the Depression. Agee's Let Us Now Praise Famous Men a thousand times better. Read full review
Other editions - View all
Yonnondio: From the Thirties - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yonnondio: From the Thirties is a novel by American author Tillie Olsen which was published in 1974 but written in the 1930's. The novel details the lives ...
en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ Yonnondio:_From_the_Thirties
gradesaver: Yonnondio: From the Thirties - Study Guide
Full summary and analysis of Yonnondio: From the Thirties by Tillie Olsen written by Harvard students. Includes a biography, and background information on ...
www.gradesaver.com/ classicnotes/ titles/ yonnondio/ section6.html
NCW--What the Critics Say About Tillie Olsen
Set during the Depression, Yonnondio: From The Thirties is the timeless and hauntingly timely story of the Holbrook family, struggling for a more tolerable ...
mockingbird.creighton.edu/ ncw/ olsecrit.htm
JSTOR: Written, They Reappear: Rereading "Yonnondio"
Tillie Olsen, Yonnondio: From the Thirties (New York: Delta, 1989). Quotations, unless otherwise noted, are from this edition and will be given ...
Tillie Olsen's Yonnondio? - Yahoo! Answers
I recently finished the novel "Yonnondio from the thirties" by Tillie Olsen and was totally engrossed into it. Wondering what happened to the characters ...
answers.yahoo.com/ question/ index?qid=20070624045202AA9PAvU
Yonnondio Summary - Tillie Olsen - Salem on Literature
Yonnondio Summary - Tillie Olsen - Salem on Literature. enotes Home. Welcome, guest! Login · Join enotes · Literature · Science · Law & Politics · History ...
www.enotes.com/ yonnondio-salem/ yonnondio
Fernham: Tillie Olsen, RIP
Books, food, friends, and Virginia Woolf. "I spare you the twists and turns of my cogitations, for no conclusion was found on the road to Headingly, ...
fernham.blogspot.com/ 2007/ 01/ tillie-olsen-rip.html
On the Side of the Mother: 'Yonnondio' and 'Call It Sleep.'
The two novels I read here, Tillie Olsen's Yonnondio: From the Thirties ..... (13) Tillie Olsen, Yonnondio: From the Thirties (New York: Dell, 1974), p. 9. ...
Frigatezine- Fiction:Heart Beats on the Left: Radical Strategies ...
Heart Beats on the Left: Radical Strategies for the Novel Second in a Series of Articles. Yonnondio: From The Thirties by Tillie Olsen New York: Delta, 1995 ...
www.frigatezine.com/ review/ fiction/ rfr02dar.html
Great Gatsby And Yonnondio Free Term Papers, Free Essays, and Free ...
Free essay on Great Gatsby and Yonnondio and free term papers on Great Gatsby and Yonnondio. The Great Gatsby is a novel that illustrates society in ..
www.oppapers.com/ essays/ Great-Gatsby-Yonnondio/ 136496