ROBERT FLANAGAN

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Naked to Naked Goes


Short fiction of the battle of the sexes as seen from both sides. One of the stories, "Teller's Ticket," was selected for the Norton Book of American Short Stories and made into an independent film.

Out of print with scant copies available on-line and from the author.

"What a terrific group of stories...drama in the very best sense...all of it activated by clean, tight, powerful prose...a jewel that will be shining for years to come." -- Tim O'Brien

"Robert Flanagan's bittersweet stories chronicling the charges and retreats in the ongoing skirmish between men and women are convincing, moving, and above all recognizable." -- Shelby Hearon

Studs Terkel wrote: "Robert Flanagan with these powerful stories joins Tobias Wolff as one of my very favorite contemporary American writers." - Studs Terkel

CONTENTS:
Naked to Naked Goes
Berzerk
Tellerís Ticket
Smoker
Local Anaesthetic
Close Dancing
Comedy of Eros
Gaming
Fatherís Day

SELECTED WORKS

POETRY
Selected Poems, 1969-2009, Bottom Dog Press
FICTION
A hard-hitting, best-selling novel about U.S. Marine Corps boot camp at Parris Island.
Each of these stories is a fine little film, speckled with credible dialogue from nuanced personae, shaded with bittersweet longing and generous humor.
Prizewinning collection of stories about the war between men and women, praised by reviewers nationwide.
Stories filled with conflict and comedy
ESSAY
A brief personal essay on amateur boxing.
STAGE PLAY
A scientist comes to see his invention, a Humanoid Automated Reconnaissance Body, as a difficult "teenage son."
A two act dramatic comedy with occasional music set in 1912 in Liberty Center, Ohio.