V.S. Prictchett, one of our greatest living short-story writers, has chosen some forty stories written in the English language to produce a collection that successfully displays the wealth and variety of an art that spans some 200 years.Great Britain, America, and especially Eire have fine traditions of short-story writing that have developed from the time of Sir Walter Scott and Nathaniel Hawthorne, while in this century the art has been perfected by Ernest Hemingway, D.H. Lawrence, W. Somerset Maugham, John Updike, and V.S. Pritchett himself. The Irish contribution includes such masters as James Joyce, Frank O'Conner, and Liam O'Flaherty, and stories by Canadian, Indian, New Zealand, and Austrailian writers show the full range of invention and ability in a genre that continues to flourish.
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The late Sir Victor Pritchett was a distinguished novelist, short story writer, critic, biographer, and traveler. His books include the novel, Mr. Beluncle, and the acclaimed short story collection On the Edge of the Cliff. He died in 1997.
"A gift from the living master of the English story, V.S. Pritchett."--Newsday
"It is difficult in a collection like this to avoid the familiar without sacrificing quality. Mr. Pritchett walks the tightrope with much success."--The New Yorker
"An ideal book to browse in, to read and reread for pleasure."--San Francisco Chronicle
"In The Oxford Book of Short Stories we will discover something spirited and unique."--Philadelphia Inquirer
"In the forty-one stories here, spanning from the early nineteenth century to the present, Pritchett has charted the ongoing evolution of the story form itself....The Oxford Book of Short Stories not only earns a permanent space on our shelves, but in our hearts as well."--The Christian Science Monitor
"Rilke once wrote that the message of a work of art is 'You must change your life.' The stories in The Oxford Book of Short Stories say that, do that."--Cleveland Plain Dealer
"[A] treasure trove of an anthology....nearly every story ranks among the best."--Times Educational Supplement (London)
"This admirable volume of over forty short stories extends from specimens by Sir Walter Scott to John Updike. It is a highly competent work edited by a master of the craft himself."--The American Spectator
"Pritchett, one of our best critics, has assembled an excellent collection."--Library Journal
"A superb collection of short fiction in English."--Sewanee Review
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1981. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0192141163
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 1981. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0192141163
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1981. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110192141163
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0192141163 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.1051744