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Alison Lurie


Who is Alison Lurie?

Alison Lurie is an American novelist and academic. She won the Pulitzer Prize for her 1984 novel Foreign Affairs. Although better known as a novelist, she has also written numerous non-fiction books and articles, particularly on children's literature and the semiotics of dress.

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Google previewForeign Affairs (2010)

by Alison Lurie

'Alison Lurie is a writer of extraordinary talent and promise.' -Christopher Isherwood The unfaltering aptness of the dialogue and the acid penetration of the commentary provide steady, uninterrupted delight: –Sunday Telegraph "Good by any standard...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Children's Literature (2010)

by Emer O'Sullivan

Alison Lurie, Angela Carter, Tanith Lee, Jane Yolen, Babette Cole, and others have written revisionist feminist fairy tales for adults and children. Black folktales and fairy tales have been issued by authors such as Julius Lester and Virginia Hamilton, and Asian ones by Laurence Yep. Parodies have been produced by many, including Janosch; fresh revisitings by authors like Donna Jo Napoli; and postmodern versions with fractured and new perspectives by Jon Scieszka and Lane ...

Google previewFowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2016)

by Jeremy Butterfield

Alison Lurie, 1981 / Since September 11th, the emphasis has changed from using the flag as a fashion ...

Google previewThe Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature (2005)

by Steven R. Serafin, Alfred Bendixen

to the contemporary (Robert Creeley, Richard Wilbur, Rita Dove, Alison Lurie, Michael Crichton, Mary Gordon, and Elmore Leonard). The topical articles are nicely balanced essays. AMERICAN REFERENCE BOOKS ANNUAL (2004) Particularly thorough in its coverage of contemporary authors.

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We can lie in the language of dress or try to tell the truth; but unless we are naked and bald, it is impossible to be silent. (Alison Lurie)
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