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Chicago Stories:40 Dramatic Fictions #2020

Chicago Stories:40 Dramatic Fictions By Michael Czyzniejewski Chicago Stories Dramatic Fictions Chicago Stories dramatic fictions by Michael Czyzniejewski acclaimed author and Wrigley Field beer vendor each told in the persona of a famous Chicagoan from Mrs O Leary to Barack Obama Flexing
  • Title: Chicago Stories:40 Dramatic Fictions
  • Author: Michael Czyzniejewski
  • ISBN: 9780983422853
  • Page: 337
  • Format: Paperback
  • Chicago Stories:40 Dramatic Fictions By Michael Czyzniejewski Chicago Stories, 40 dramatic fictions by Michael Czyzniejewski, acclaimed author and Wrigley Field beer vendor, each told in the persona of a famous Chicagoan, from Mrs O Leary to Barack Obama Flexing impressive literary chops, the beer vendor creative writing professor captures both the tough, defensive exterior and the vulnerable, often broken heart of his city TimChicago Stories, 40 dramatic fictions by Michael Czyzniejewski, acclaimed author and Wrigley Field beer vendor, each told in the persona of a famous Chicagoan, from Mrs O Leary to Barack Obama Flexing impressive literary chops, the beer vendor creative writing professor captures both the tough, defensive exterior and the vulnerable, often broken heart of his city Timeout Chicago Chicago, a page at a time Michael Czyzniejewski gets right to the point in telling the city s stories Chicago Tribune Michael Czyzniejewski s Chicago Stories, forty fictional monologues riffing on the common culture of the Windy City s shared history, projected forward into a possible future Not quite historical fiction like historical jazz Newcity Lit In Chicago Stories, Michael Czyzniejewski summons all of Chicago its ghosts, living and dead, its heroes and fools, sinners and saints, its people and places and all of its occasions and in these pages they have gathered, strange and unlikely bedfellows, to sing a new song for Chicago It will twist your arm behind your back, this song It will break your fingers Billy Lombardo, author of The Man With Two Arms and The Logic of a Rose Chicago Stories
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    1. Czyzniejewski presents stories that are inventive and entertaining at the same time that they paint a comprehensive portrait of the essence of Chicago I ve only been to Chicago a few times and only know so much about it occasionally taking a moment to familiarize myself with someone talking who an average Chicago resident would probably be horrified that I didn t know immediately , but the stories felt true to Chicago at the same time that some of them were delightfully insane I mean, Pat Sajak [...]


    2. a week after reading this, i m still undecided whether this collection would pack the same punch for a non chicagoan as it would for a denizen of the city much of chicago s history colorful characters are here, woven in incredibly short unexpected narratives i was amused, and even moved, by many of them but then again, i m kinda biased i freakin love my hometown.favorites included Jean Baptiste Point du Sable Settles at the Mouth of the Cuyahoga River The Water Tower Suffers Post Traumatic Stres [...]


    3. I read this between last night and this morning These stories are beautiful little monologues that, than anything else, shares the author s passion for a city whether that passion manifests itself as anger, melancholy, or simple pride depends on the narrator Imaginative and funny throughout, this little collection is full of surprises Who would have thought Hilary Clinton had blood lust Or that Gill Scott Heron would like to put a curse on R Kelly Or that Roger Ebert and Oprah Winfrey once had [...]


    4. Czyzniejewski is a beautiful writer full of wit and charm, and with this collection he has not only written with great verve and flash, but he has written about any number of disparate Chicago characters whose stories you cannot help but lose yourself in because like all great writers Czyzniejewski has made it so More thenextbestbookblog.c



    5. Loved being able to devour this in one sitting This was such a unique take not only on Chicago, but also on dramatic fictions forty dramatic fictions told in the persona of famous Chicagoans And not just people there s buildings too My favorite was probably Jane Byrne Discusses Edward Hopper s Nighthawks With Her New Neighbors, Cabrini Green, 1981 These are smart and interesting and super unique Highly recommend, especially with a snowy afternoon and a cup of coffee.


    6. An absurdist Chi town Spoon River Anthology on crack, Mike Czyzniejewski s Chicago Stories is an explosion of imagination, a relentless churn of intellect and wit In true Chicago style, this book tells it straight to your face and pulls no punches Chicago Stories is easily the most fun I ve had reading in quite some time Alan Heathcock author of VOLT In Chicago Stories, Michael Czyzniejewski channels Studs Terkel s Division Street, the voices so singular and complete that in the end you feel as [...]


    7. Read for the paperbacksummer challenge.I liked the wide array of Chicago icons chosen, some famous Oprah, Obama and some lesser known David Yow of the Jesus Lizard Depending on your knowledge of some of the real people, the fictitious stories may not ring true at times Anyone who s watched Mr T s surreal children s special knows that he would never taunt someone for being a momma s boy, and something tells me that someone who wrote the BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS screenplay namely, Roger Eber [...]


    8. It must be said how incredibly delightful these monologues are They are almost all very funny and a good number of them are likewise poignant and striking But like most flash fiction, to me, it is too often too little And like a snippet from McSweenies online, many of the great pieces of humor have little else to them there is a knowing nod and a smirk, but nothing underneath Which sounds so critical, though I do not mean it that way I recommend this to everyone who likes delightful flash fictio [...]


    9. A collection of fabulist short shorts, told in the voices of famous Chicagoans Some of the stories went a little over my head, because I don t know Chicago that well, but if you re interested in reading Obama recounting bowling perfect game, Ron Santo narrating a Cubs World Series parade, Hugh Hefner talking about sex in the afterlife, or Dennis Rodman describing his final tattoo, and other such amusing pieces, then this is a book for you Also, the author is a Creative Writing Professor who spen [...]


    10. This was super good I ve only spent a couple of years in Chicago, but a lot of my family is from there, and they definitely have a strong connection to the city.I had to google a lot of the people to get a referance for the story, but once you know just a little bit about the protagonist in each section, the stories themselves are hilarious and often times thought provoking This was a quick and easy read, fun for anyone who knows the city and its history, or someone willing to do a bit of resear [...]


    11. These are terrific short prose poem stories about Chicago lore and fancy They are funny I liked Mayor Daley Confronts Frank Gehry in the Men s Room at the Michigan Avenue Bennigan s, and that title really gives you a sense of what we are dealing with here Maybe the book could have been, say, 20 dramatic fictions instead of 40, as the basic pattern is established early and you kind of get accustomed to it But it is a very fun reading experience and also the illustrations are nice.


    12. The book is a long list of very short fiction stories from relevant people in Chicago As an outsider, I found myself missing the point or not understanding the joke most of the times I d say it is not a book for somebody who wants to discover Chicago but rather for insiders who know the political and public landscape of the city.


    13. I was interested in the book because I live near Chicago and like to read locally based books I started to read several of the short stories and the only one that caught my interest and I was able to finish was about Obama.


    14. Helluva a lot of fun, this book Wrote somethings about it awhile back You can read them here untowardmag tag chicago st




    15. Check out my literary podcast, SummerBooks, with co host Natalie Sypolt to see what we have to say about this book Find us on iTunes or at summerbooks.podbean.


    16. My cousin Victor created this publishing company, Curbside Splendor, which focuses on literature about the city by real, diverse people I would recommend ANY book from this company.


    17. Fantastic writing Would have been five stars if I were a Chicagoan, perhaps Too many of the voices didn t mean much to me.


    18. Quirky fun read for Chicagoans of a certain age And the author is a teacher who spends his summers selling beer at Wrigley what fun



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