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North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh, N.C.) Huston Paschal, editor. The Store of Joys Writers Celebrate the North Carolina Museum of Art's Fiftieth Anniversary.

North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh, N.C.) Huston Paschal, editor. The Store of Joys Writers Celebrate the North Carolina Museum of Art's Fiftieth Anniversary.

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Winston-Salem: North Carolina Museum of Art in association with John F. Blair, Publisher, [1997]. xii, 150 pages, illustrations (some color).

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North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh, N.C.) Huston Paschal, editor. The Store of Joys Writers Celebrate the North Carolina Museum of Art's Fiftieth Anniversary. Winston-Salem: North Carolina Museum of Art in association with John F. Blair, Publisher, [1997]. xii, 150 pages, illustrations (some color). Small quarto. 25 cm.

First edition. Original cloth, fine in near fine dust jacket housed in a protective mylar cover. This copy is signed by six of the contributors: James Seay, James Applewhite, Doris Betts, Lee Smith, Jonathan Williams, and Michael McFee.

As a part of the 50th anniversary celebration, the Museum invited some of the state's major writers and poets to contribute responses to works from the Museum's permanent collection. The contributors were asked to submit a previously unpublished poem or a work of short fiction or creative nonfiction that connected the written word with the visual representation. The book that evolved from this project includes new works from forty-five writers and poets. Each written piece appears adjacent to a full-color reproduction of the artistic piece which inspired the writer. The anthology includes 19 poems, 13 non-fiction essays, and 13 fiction pieces. For example, inspired by Milton Avery's "Blue Landscape," Lee Smith wove a haunting tale about a lonely little girl named Daisy who finds solace with an "orchard girl" on a nearby ridge. With The Store of Joys, the Museum has created a lasting tribute to its own collection and to the literary genius for which the state has become so well known.

List of contributors: Reynolds Price; Betty Adcock; Gerald Barrax; Doris Betts; Fred Chappell; Allan Gurganus; James Applewhite; Daphne Athas; Linda Beatrice Brown; Kathryn Stripling Byer; Angela Davis-Gardner; Ann Deagon; Wilma Dykeman; Charles Edward Eaton; Clyde Edgerton; Anderson Ferrell; Marianne Gingher; Jim Grimsley; R S Gwynn; William Harmon; David Brendan Hopes; John Kessel; Romulus Linney; Peter Mackuck; Margaret Maron; Heather Ross Miller; Robert Morgan; Lawrence Naumoff; Michael Parker; Deborah Pope; Joe Ashby Porter; Gibbons Ruark; James Seay; David Sedaris; Alan Shapiro; Lee Smith; Elizabeth Spencer; Max Steele; Julie Suk; Eleanor Ross Taylor; Robert Watson; Jonathan Williams; Huston Paschal; Jill MacCorkle; Michael MacFee; Tim MacLaurin.