Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler, 1941–, American novelist, b. Minneapolis. Her witty and perceptive fiction, which is often set in the American South and frequently in and around Baltimore, portrays vivid contemporary characters involved in ordinary human life; she is particularly adept at depicting family relationships. Among her novels are A Slipping-Down Life (1970), Searching for Caleb (1975), Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (1982, film 1988), The Accidental Tourist (1985, film 1988), Breathing Lessons (1988; Pulitzer Prize), Saint Maybe (1991), Ladder of Years (1995), The Amateur Marriage (2004), Noah's Compass (2010), The Beginner's Goodbye (2012), and Vinegar Girl (2016), a contemporary reworking of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew.

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Anne Tyler: Selected full-text books and articles

Anne Tyler: A Critical Companion By Paul Bail Greenwood Publishing Group, 1998
A Street of Bugles By Tyler, Anne The Saturday Evening Post, Vol. 261, No. 5, July-August 1989
What's Normal? Narratives of Mental and Emotional Disorders By Carol Donley; Sheryl Buckley Kent State University Press, 2000
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Intersecting Oppressions and the Emotional Paralysis of the Working Poor in Anne Tyler's "Average Waves in Unprotected Waters" By Gomez-Vega, Ibis Southern Quarterly, Vol. 41, No. 3, April 1, 2003
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The Critical Response to Eudora Welty's Fiction By Laurie Champion Greenwood Press, 1994
Librarian's tip: "The Fine, Full World of Welty" by Anne Tyler begins on p. 275 and "A Visit with Eudora Welty" by Anne Tyler begins on p. 288
Moving On: The Heroines of Shirley Ann Grau, Anne Tyler, and Gail Godwin By Susan S. Kissel Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1996
Living Lessons: The Evolving Racial Norm in the Novels of Anne Tyler By Elfenbein, Anna Shannon Southern Quarterly, Vol. 43, No. 1, October 1, 2005
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Home at Last, and Homesick Again: The Ten Novels of Anne Tyler By Jones, Anne G Hollins Critic, Vol. 23, No. 2, April 1986
The Therapeutic Narrative: Fictional Relationships and the Process of Psychological Change By Barbara Almond; Richard Almond Praeger Publishers, 1996
Librarian's tip: Chap. 5 "The Accidental Tourist: Traumatic Loss and Pathological Grief Respond to 'Accidental Therapy'"
An Anne Tyler Companion By Robert W. Croft Greenwood Press, 1998
Fifty Southern Writers after 1900: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook By Joseph M. Flora; Robert Bain Greenwood Press, 1987
Librarian's tip: "Anne Tyler (1941- )" begins on p. 491
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