The Old Forest and Other Stories

The Old Forest and Other Stories

by Peter Taylor
     
 

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From the grand master of the American short story, these fourteen tales of domestic life in the South during the thirties and forties explore that extraordinary world of manners, expectations and unspoken understanding. The reader is drawn as if by magnetic force into a world rendered in breathtaking, painterly detail. These stories are marvelous entertainments,

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From the grand master of the American short story, these fourteen tales of domestic life in the South during the thirties and forties explore that extraordinary world of manners, expectations and unspoken understanding. The reader is drawn as if by magnetic force into a world rendered in breathtaking, painterly detail. These stories are marvelous entertainments, rich with amusement, yet Taylor renders his characters truly and understands them in a profoundly meaningful way.

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"An American masterpiece . . .a generous, incomparably rewarding introduction to the work of the American writer who, more than any other, has achieved utter mastery in short fiction."—Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312146955
Publisher:
Picador
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.95(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Taylor, the author of eight story collections and three novels including A Summons to Memphis, which won the Pulitzer Prize, In the Tennessee Country, and A Woman of Means,died in 1994. A Tennessee native, he had lived for years in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his wife, poet Eleanor Ross Taylor.

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