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Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship,…

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories (2001)

by Alice Munro

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    Away from Her [2006 film] by Sarah Polley (TheLittlePhrase)
    TheLittlePhrase: away from her is based on alice munro's story " the bear went over the mountain"

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Wonderful, as always with Munro. Each story has a unique melancholy beauty, and they grow with their proximity to one another, so it's hard to pick a favourite. The title story and the closer (The Bear Came Over the Mountain) are perhaps the most obviously brilliant. Also highlight: 'Comfort', 'Family Furnishings', and 'Post and Beam'. ( )
  sometimeunderwater | Aug 30, 2019 |
Mostly gentle renderings of unusual and often melancholy tales revealed through intriguing dialogue and unexpected personality changes.

"Nettles" unfortunately delivers a gruesome horse slaughtering which is completely irrelevant to the plot and will stop me from reading
any more Alice Munro for fear of more hidden animal cruelty. ( )
  m.belljackson | Sep 22, 2018 |
great ( )
  mahallett | Oct 31, 2017 |
A collection of stories about adult life written by Alice Monro. The stories deal with love, sex, success, failure, hope and death.
  MerrittGibsonLibrary | Jun 24, 2016 |
Unbelievably perfect. ( )
  ltfitch1 | Jun 5, 2016 |
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Hateship , friendship, courtship, loveship, marriage : stories was reissued with the title Away from her in 2007. (The collection contains Alice Munro's short story The bear came over the mountain which was later made into the motion picture Away From Her).
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Readers know what they are going to get when they pick up an unfamiliar Alice Munro collection, and yet almost every page carries a bounty of unexpected action, feeling, language, and detail. Her stories are always unique, blazing an invigorating originality out of her seemingly commonplace subjects. Each collection develops her oeuvre in increments, subtly expanding her range.

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage is, of course, no exception. It is a fairly conservative collection of nine stories, none of which move far beyond Munro's favored settings: the tiny towns and burgeoning cities of southern Ontario and British Columbia. There are glimpses of youth here--in the title story, an epistolary prank by two teenage girls leads to a one-sided cross country elopement and, seemingly, a happy marriage, and in "Nettles," disrupted childhood affection fleetingly returns through a chance meeting--but most of these pieces are stories of aging women and men, confronting the twin travails of death and late love. As is always the case with Munro, their plots are too elegantly elaborate to summarize, and their unsentimental power is a given; baroque praise would be futile. Read these stories--it is the only way to really understand the miracles that Munro so regularly performs. --Jack Illingworth

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A collection of short fiction explores the complexities of human relationships and emotions in stories about a housekeeper entering old-maidhood whose life is transformed by a practical joke and a lifelong philanderer who finds the tables turned.

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