Gaige, Amity 1972–
Gaige, Amity 1972–
CAREER: Writer and educator. University of Rhode Island, instructor in English, 1999–.
AWARDS, HONORS: Truman Capote fellowship; Teaching Writing fellowship; Fulbright fellowship.
We Are a Thunderstorm (poems), photographs by Amity Gaige, Landmark Editions (Kansas City, MO), 1990.
O My Darling (novel), Other Press (New York, NY), 2005.
WORK IN PROGRESS: A novel.
SIDELIGHTS: Amity Gaige's debut novel, O My Darling, is, according to Booklist contributor Deborah Donovan, an examination of how the past can abruptly "pilot one's life in totally unexpected directions." Past events mar the marriage of Charlotte and Clark; she was adopted as a two-year-old, while he has a mother who suffers from depression. After the mother commits suicide, Clarke takes a teaching position in a high school and uses money from her bequest to pay for a house. For a time the couple's life seems on an even keel, but then either literal or metaphoric ghosts begin haunting Clark, and Charlotte starts feeling trapped. Donovan and other critics noted the lack of plotting in the novel, but Jennifer Reese, writing in Entertainment Weekly, was willing to forgive that flaw in light of Gaige's sympathetic characterization and "lovely writing [that] make the novel sparkle." Similarly, in a Publishers Weekly review, a contributor noted that "Crystalline insights into the nature of love," coupled with glimmers "of narrative brilliance," enliven a first novel marred only by a sketchy plot." A critic for Kirkus Reviews also praised the "graceful, bright, modern writing" in Gaige's first novel.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Booklist, March 15, 2004, Deborah Donovan, review of O My Darling, p. 1264.
Entertainment Weekly, May 13, 2005, Jennifer Reese, review of O My Darling, p. 95.
Kirkus Reviews, January 15, 2005, review of O My Darling, p. 70.
Publishers Weekly, February 28, 2005, review of O My Darling, p. 40.
University of Rhode Island Web site, http://www.uri.edu/ (July 7, 2005), "Amity Gaige."
"Gaige, Amity 1972–." Contemporary Authors. . Encyclopedia.com. (November 13, 2018). https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/gaige-amity-1972
"Gaige, Amity 1972–." Contemporary Authors. . Retrieved November 13, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/gaige-amity-1972
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.