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|Title||:||Tell Me a Riddle, Requa I, and Other Works|
|Author||:||Tillie Olsen, Laurie Olsen, Rebekah Edwards|
|Number of Pages||:||192|
|Category||:||Short stories, Fiction|
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Tell Me a Riddle, Requa I, and Other Works A century after her birth Tillie Olsen s writing is as relevant as when it first appeared indeed the clarity and passion of her vision and style have if anything become even more striking over time Collected here for the first time are several of Olsen s nonfiction pieces about the s early journalism pieces and short fiction including the four beautifully crafted highly celebrated stories originally published as i Tell Me a Riddle i I Stand Here Ironing Hey Sailor What Ship O Yes and Tell Me a Riddle Also included for the first time since it appeared in the Best American Short Stories is Requa I .
In these stories as in all of her work Olsen set a new standard for the treatment of women and the poor and for the depiction of their lives and circumstances In her hands the hard truths about motherhood and marriage domestic life labor and political conviction found expression in language of such poetic intensity and depth that their influence continues to be felt today .
An introduction by Olsen s granddaughter the poet Rebekah Edwards and a foreword by her daughter Laurie Olsen provide a personal and generational context for the author s work