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Wolff was raised and identifies as Catholic, like his mother. After she remarried, they lived in Newhalema small company town in the North Cascade Mountainswhere his stepfather, Robert Thompson, worked at Seattle City Light.
His father and brother lived on the East Coast during this period. Geoffrey knew nothing about where his brother was until he entered Princeton. Army from towhen he trained for Special Forces, learned Vietnamese, and served as an adviser in Vietnam.
While continuing to write, Wolff taught at Syracuse University from to He published his first short story collection in At Syracuse he served on the faculty with Raymond Carver and was an instructor in the graduate writing program. InWolff transferred to Stanford, where he is the Ward W.
Woods Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences. He has taught classes in English and creative writingand also served as the director of the Creative Writing Program at Stanford from to Writing[ edit ] Wolff is best known for his work in two genres: His first short story collection, In the Garden of the North American Martyrs, was published in The collection was well received and several of its stories have since been published in a number of anthologies.
Its publication coincided with a period in which several American authors who worked almost exclusively in the short story form were receiving wider recognition. As writers such as Wolff, Raymond Carver and Andre Dubus became better known, the United States was said to be having a renaissance of the short story.
Their 20th-century North American version of realism was often labelled as Dirty realism for its gritty veracity.
Wolff repudiated this characterization. To judge from the respectful attention this renaissance has received from reviewers and academics, you would think that it actually happened. This is a rhetorical flourish to give glamour, even valor, to the succession of one generation by another.
The problem with the word "renaissance" is that it needs a dark age to justify itself. The truth is that the short story form has reliably inspired brilliant performances by our best writers, in a line unbroken since the time of Poe.
Most of the action takes place at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Three recent paratrooper training graduates are temporarily attached to an airborne infantry company as they await orders to report to Vietnam. Because most of the men in the company fought together in Vietnam, the three newcomers are treated as outsiders and ignored.
When money and personal property are discovered missing from the barracks, suspicion falls on the three newcomers. The narrative structure of the book contains several shifts of tone and point of view as the story unfolds. Several of the stories in this collection, such as "The Missing Person," are significantly longer than the stories in his first collection.
Wolff chronicled his early life in two memoirs. The memoir describes the nomadic and uncertain life Wolff and his mother led after his parents divorced. Army tour of duty in Vietnam. He published a third collection of stories, The Night in Question, in His fourth short-story book, Our Story Beginsincludes both new and previously published stories.
As Wyatt Mason wrote in the London Review of Books"Typically, his protagonists face an acute moral dilemma, unable to reconcile what they know to be true with what they feel to be true. Even though they may have been set into motion by some catalyst of memory.
Wolff has received the O. There she became president of the League of Women Voters. Tobias Wolff is married and lives with his wife, Catherine Dolores Spohn, and three children in California. Awards and honors[ edit ].Platinum Reversible Mobile Boards 'The Span' Glass Markerboard.
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The father had become Episcopalian, and Wolff did not learn about his father's Jewish roots until he was an adult.
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