The Conference on Beautiful Moments The Chicago Tribune has called Richard Burgin among our finest artists of love at its most desperate a critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer dubbed him one of America s most distinctive storytellers I

  • Title: The Conference on Beautiful Moments
  • Author: Richard Burgin
  • ISBN: 9780801885198
  • Page: 101
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Chicago Tribune has called Richard Burgin among our finest artists of love at its most desperate, a critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer dubbed him one of America s most distinctive storytellers I can think of no one else of his generation who reports the contemporary war between the sexes with devastating wit and accuracy Through an extraordinarily vividThe Chicago Tribune has called Richard Burgin among our finest artists of love at its most desperate, a critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer dubbed him one of America s most distinctive storytellers I can think of no one else of his generation who reports the contemporary war between the sexes with devastating wit and accuracy Through an extraordinarily vivid and variegated set of characters, The Conference on Beautiful Moments, Burgin s sixth collection of stories, continues his daringly dark yet often humorous exploration of these themes, as well as our mysterious quest for truth, success, and identity.In the gently satiric Jonathan and Lillian, a movie star throws a dinner party with very different meanings for her biographer, her butler and ex lover, and herself In Cruise, an aging straight man befriends a young gay man Together they meet on their cruise ship s deck to confess to each other the worst thing they have ever done In the title story, a journalist sent to investigate a conference formerly devoted to discussing beauty in the arts discovers it has turned into something considerably sinister.In The Conference on Beautiful Moments, Burgin writes with equal compassion and insight about the homeless and the wealthy, prostitutes and businessmen, an autistic child and an art forger His characters are masterfully illuminated by their interior narratives, which burst sharply into conversations at once intimate and calculated.

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    1. I was excited when I read the review of this short story collection in "Poets and Writers." I feel like maybe I missed the boat a little, but I was pretty disappointed. Oddly enough, this guy's won like eight-thousand Pushcart Prizes. I think he's a good writer; the stories just don't have that "lift" I'm looking for. I'm being bad and comparing him to other writers like Dan Chaon and Ethan Canin who have recently blown my socks off. But, I think that's fair. They're all in the game together, ri [...]

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