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· What I Believe (But You Don't Have To)

· A Cupboardful of Shoes, and Other Stories

· Sardinian Silver (Chapters One and Two)


Short Stories
· The Comedy of Doctor Foster (Part One))

· Story Collection query letter

· Bethlehem (a Christmas story, revised version)

· Bethlehem (a Christmas story, original version)

· The Comedy of Doctor Foster (Part two)

· The Comedy of Doctor Foster (Part One)

· Geisterbahnhöfe (Translation of Ghost Stations)

· Ghost Stations

· A Pregnant Woman with Parcels at Brock and Bagot

· Queen's Grill Bar


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· Bulgakov and the question of greatness: Russian text

· Revised What I Believe (Part 7 of 7)

· Revised What I Believe (Part 6 of 7)

· Revised What I Believe (Part 5 of 7)

· Revised What I Believe (Part 4 of 7)

· Revised What I Believe (Part 3 of 7)

· Revised What I Believe (Part 2 of 7)

· Revised What I Believe (Part 1 of 7)

· M. A. Bulgakov and the question of Greatness

· Rewriting St. John


News
· New book, A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published.

· New book, A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published.

· New book A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published.

· New book A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published.

· New book A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published.

· New book A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published.

· New book A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published.

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New Review from US Review of Books

9/14/2009 3:46:00 PM

by A. Colin Wright


A new review by Peter M. Fitzpatrick in US Review of Books

Sardinian Silver
by A. Colin Wright
iUniverse

"In Sardinia, everywhere, surrounded by tourists as I was, I so much wanted union, complete, with another person."

Can men write a good romance? Yes, they can, even though millions of romance novels authored by women may have left the impression that men are more suited to the spy or mystery genre. After all, aren't women supposed to be the emotional ones? This novel helps explode that cultural myth. Men obviously have feelings and even thoughts about them too. Writers like Wright help map out this rugged landscape of masculine desire and yearning in a concise and evocative prose that subtly lifts the curtain on the softer parts of manhood, ones that countless men have been trained to leave untouched and unexplored. Hovering between memoir and confessional first person narrative, Sardinian Silver embodies in words a young man's encounter with the foreign culture and people of the  Mediterranean island named Sardinia in 1962. For him, full engagement with this romantic "otherness" needs to be fulfilled erotically, physically, sexually—with all senses and emotions engaged. This erotic desire seems destined to be thwarted by the very foreignness that so beguiles, its contours so rigidly formed by the strict sexual repression of Sardinian culture. His overcoming of these forces of the past—with all its ignorance, prejudice, and hate toward women who venture sexual experience before marriage—exists in almost heroic tension with his desire to belong to this world and make peace with it.

This is a novel that is all about a Sense of Place. That is one of the critiques of our shrunken world with its cheap airline tickets, satellites, and Internet connections, its big box conglomerates and fast food sameness; no Sense of Place. It is not self-consciously that the author's skill is in presenting this slice of time as a living experience, with all its existential pain and desires, all the living and breathing questioning of religion and philosophy that every young man and woman encounters as they learn to question and test the ideals that parents, church, and schools have taught them. It is perhaps unwise to over-romanticize this lost world, but at the same time it is valuable to remember it. That is one of the hidden values of this innocent-looking work. It makes us understand that there was something there, something unique, and something now forever gone. It is sad, like a lost love, a lost friend, a lost innocence. Nonetheless, it is beautiful.


www.sardiniansilver.com


More News by A. Colin Wright

· New book, A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published. - 9/25/2011 7:39:00 AM
· New book, A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published. - 9/25/2011 7:39:00 AM
· New book A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published. - 9/25/2011 7:37:00 AM
· New book A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published. - 9/25/2011 7:37:00 AM
· New book A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published. - 9/25/2011 7:36:00 AM
· New book A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published. - 9/25/2011 7:36:00 AM
· New book A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published. - 9/25/2011 7:35:00 AM
· New book A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published. - 9/25/2011 7:35:00 AM
· New book A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published. - 9/25/2011 7:34:00 AM
· M. A. Bulgakov and the question of Greatness - 3/21/2011 11:43:00 AM
· Sardinian Silver specially listed on Barnes & Noble Rising Star Website - 2/12/2011 8:21:00 AM
· Sardinian Silver specially listed on Barnes & Noble Rising Star Website - 2/12/2011 8:21:00 AM
· Sardinia then and now - 2/12/2011 8:08:00 AM
· Allbooks Review Editor's Choice for Sardinian Silver wi - 1/2/2011 8:08:00 AM
· Visitor's Choice Award for Sardinian Silver - 12/4/2010 7:40:00 AM
· Night Train to Cologne - 12/1/2010 10:39:00 AM
· Allbooks Review Editor’s Choice Award for 2011 - 11/11/2010 7:39:00 AM
· Back to Then--Sardinia - 9/21/2010 9:58:00 AM
· Literature & Fiction Interviews Volume II - 7/28/2010 9:35:00 AM
· Brian Knight review of Sardinian Silver - 6/20/2010 1:17:00 PM
· new review of Sardinian Silver - 6/6/2010 10:07:00 AM
· Writers in their own Write - 3/17/2010 8:02:00 AM
· New Review from Readers Favorite - 1/15/2010 8:48:00 AM
· Interview on Visual Arts Journal added - 1/12/2010 12:24:00 PM
· Best Fiction Writer on Visual Arts Junction - 1/10/2010 9:24:00 AM
· Sardinian Silver wins Pinnacle Book Award - 11/11/2009 9:40:00 AM
· My play Lieutenant Kizhe now on line - 9/5/2009 10:29:00 AM
· Sardinian Silver Interview - 8/14/2009 10:36:00 AM
· My play Germany Calling! now on line. - 8/12/2009 9:13:00 AM
· Apex Review added: Linda Waterson - 8/6/2009 7:39:00 AM
· Interview on Sardinian Silver added - 7/16/2009 7:13:00 AM
· My plays now to be on line. - 7/8/2009 11:13:00 AM
· Sardinian Silver - 6/1/2009 9:32:00 AM
· Sardinian Silver - 5/15/2009 6:15:00 AM
· Sardinian Silver - 5/6/2009 6:32:00 AM

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