Call Me Ahab: A Short Story Collection

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U of Nebraska Press, Mar 4, 2010 - Fiction - 192 pages
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Imagine a Hollywood encounter between Helen Keller and Frida Kahlo, "two female icons of disability." Or the story of "Moby Dick, or, The Leg," told from Ahab's perspective. What if Vincent Van Gogh resided in a twentieth-century New York hotel, surviving on food stamps and direct communications with God? Or if the dwarf pictured in a seventeenth-century painting by Velazquez should tell her story? And, finally, imagine the encounter between David and Goliath from the Philistine's point of view.
 

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Contents

Helen and Frida
1
Vincent
15
The Artist and the Dwarf
39
Comrade Luxemburg and Comrade Gramsci Pass Each Other at a Congress of the Second International in Switzerlandon the 10th of March 1912
61
Gloucester
73
Goliath
95
The Blind Marksman
117
Our Ned
135
Moby Dick or The Leg
163
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Anne Finger has taught creative writing at Wayne State University in Detroit and at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of several books, including Bone Truth: A NovelBasic Skills: A Short Story Collection; and the memoir Elegy for a Disease: A Personal and Cultural History of Polio.

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