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By Eugene England | Comments: ( 304 ) | Date: ( Dec 08, 2019 )

Bright Angels and Familiars anthologizes the full sweep of contemporary Mormon short fiction Beginning with Virginia Sorensen and Maurine Whipple, the best of Mormondom s lost generation of the 1940s 50s, it progresses to Douglas Thayer and Donald R Marshall, the first in the 1970s 80s to produce complete collections of short stories and to Lewis Horne and Levi S PetBright Angels and Familiars anthologizes the full sweep of contemporary Mormon short fiction Beginning with Virginia Sorensen and Maurine Whipple, the best of Mormondom s lost generation of the 1940s 50s, it progresses to Douglas Thayer and Donald R Marshall, the first in the 1970s 80s to produce complete collections of short stories and to Lewis Horne and Levi S Peterson, the first to be nationally published and honored It concludes with recent and increasingly prominent writers such as Phyllis Barber, John Bennion, Orson Scott Card, Neal Chandler, Judith Freeman, Walter Kirn, and Margaret Blair Young.Other contributors include M Shayne Bell, Michael Fillerup, Pauline Mortensen, Linda Sillitoe, Darrell Spencer, and others These writers employ a wide spectrum of styles and themes, from realism to post modernism, from folklore to satire, from faith to despair The editor selected what he felt were the best short stories from the finest Mormon writers, making this a definitive compilation.


  • Title: Bright Angels & Familiars: Contemporary Mormon Stories
  • Author: Eugene England
  • ISBN: 9781560850267
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Eugene England

A remarkable teacher, writer, and human being, Eugene England 1933 2001 profoundly influenced thousands of students, readers, and colleagues A tireless advocate of what he called great books and true religion, he co founded Dialogue, the first independent Mormon scholarly journal, and the Association for Mormon Letters His thought provoking personal essays explored the issues of belief, peace, poverty, race, gender, academic freedom and community An eternal optimist, he encouraged dialogue between conservatives and liberals, skeptics and believers, traditionalists and postmodernists during the decades long culture wars England s life and work reveal a faithful scholar and loyal critic who followed the admonition of Apostle Paul Prove all things hold fast that which is good.



Comments Bright Angels & Familiars: Contemporary Mormon Stories

  • Austin

    Like any anthology, this book has its ups and downs. I gave it 4 stars even though a strict average would probably have brought it down to 3. I tend to be optimistic, though, and concentrate more on the handful of really really good stories and give them more weight. And what can I say, I just want to promote good Mormon literature."Outsiders" is a great story about the mysteries of growing up--learning about faith, sex, love, and anger and how they are all intertwined. I loved it. Great young w [...]


  • Denise

    This is a collection of short stories by Mormon authors, but not necessarily about Mormon themes. The one that sticks in my mind the most is "Opening Day" by Douglas Thayer. It is well written and heart-rending in the personal struggle that this young return missionary goes through about returning to deer hunting. This story will stick in my mind a long time. The others were of varying interest to me. Since the book was published in 1992, I expect that there is now a lot of new LDS authors that [...]


  • Justin

    This collection of LDS short fiction is really, really good. Some of the best are:--"Where Nothing Is Long Ago" by Virginia Sorenson (a sort of true-crime and true faith mix)--"The Christianizing of Coburn Heights" by Levi Peterson (a fictionalized sermon that goes down easy)--"Benediction" by Neal Chandler (hilarious send up of ward politics as played out in a gospel doctrine class)I don't mind loaning it to anyone nearby who'd like to read it.


  • Emily

    Reading this online at signaturebookslibrary/?p=7326


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