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The Collected Stories of Peter Taylor

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Described by Anne Tyler as “the undisputed master of the short story form,” Peter Taylor imbued his stories with a powerful sense of the conflicts between the old rural society and the increasingly urbanized South. Ranging in subject from the story of the exposure of a respected doctor’s infidelity by the family’s longtime cook to the tale of elderly siblings whose party for young people exposes the town’s class divisions, the stories often explore family dynamics within the ...

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Overview

Described by Anne Tyler as “the undisputed master of the short story form,” Peter Taylor imbued his stories with a powerful sense of the conflicts between the old rural society and the increasingly urbanized South. Ranging in subject from the story of the exposure of a respected doctor’s infidelity by the family’s longtime cook to the tale of elderly siblings whose party for young people exposes the town’s class divisions, the stories often explore family dynamics within the larger society of the South.

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Editorial Reviews

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“He comes as close as an American writer can to rivaling Chekhov.” —The New York Times

“[Taylor] writes prose as clear as a fine pane of glass.” —Time

“No one writing in English can do more with a short story . . . He is a master.” —Geoffrey Wolff, Newsweek

“[Taylor] has achieved utter mastery in short fiction.” —Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780374531843
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 8/18/2009
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Taylor (1917-94) was also the author of A Summons to Memphis, for which he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

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Table of Contents

"Dean of Men"

"First Heat"

"Reservations"

The Older Times"

"At the Drugstore"

"A Spinster's Tale"

"The Fancy Woman"

"Thier Losses"

"Two Pilgrims"

"What You Hear from 'Em?"

"A Wife of Nashville"

"Cookie"

"Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time"

"1939"

"There"

"The Elect"

"Guests"

"Heads of Houses"

"Mrs. Billingsby's Wine"

"Je Suis Perdu"

"Miss Leonora When Last Seen"

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