Posts tagged “american master”

  • Barry Gifford at The Book Cellar

    October 10, 2013

    Thursday, October 10th @ 7:00pm
    The Book Cellar
    4736-38 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625


    Barry Gifford will be at Book Cellar on Thursday, October 10th, 2013 at 7:00pm to discuss his newest collection, The Roy Stories.

    For forty years, the Roy stories have been the one continuous unbroken line in the otherwise kaleidoscopic career of one of America’s greatest living writers, Barry Gifford. Spanning time and space—the Southern and Midwestern United States from the 1940s through the 1980s—The Roy Stories chronicle the personal history of Gifford from Chicago to Miami in a Hemingway style Nick Adams story. Emotional, exploratory, and brimming with photographic realism,  these stories are just that: stories, not memoir or autobiography, and a record of the times and the language of the time.

    Barry Gifford, called “a master of the short story” by the New York Times Book Review, is the author of more than forty published works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, which have been translated into twenty-eight languages.

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  • An Evening With Barry Gifford

    October 9, 2013

    A special screening of two episodes of HOTEL ROOM written by Gifford_Barry_by_Robin_KennedyGifford and directed by David Lynch
    Wednesday, October 9th @ 8:15pm
    Gene Siskel Film Center
    164 N. State St  
    Chicago, IL 60601


    1993, David Lynch, USA, 31 min.
    With Glenne Headly, Harry Dean Stanton

    1993, David Lynch, USA, 47 min.
    With Crispin Glover, Alicia Witt

    Celebrating the publication of  The Roy Stories, many set in Chicago, the Gene Siskel Film Center welcomes renowned author Barry Gifford to discuss his long-running collaboration with David Lynch (WILD AT HEART, LOST HIGHWAY). Two rarely seen episodes from Lynch’s HBO series “Hotel Room” both written by Gifford, screen. In TRICKS, the uneasy meeting of two men and a hooker at the Railroad Hotel has deadly repercussions. In BLACKOUT, a power failure is the catalyst for strange revelations between a husband and his ailing wife in a New York hotel.

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