William Maxwell: Later Novels and Stories

William Maxwell: Later Novels and Stories

by William Maxwell
     
 

On the centennial of William Maxwell?s birth, here is the second volume in a two- volume collected edition that reveals the full range of an extraordinary literary voice, a voice that John Updike has called ?one of the wisest in American fiction . . . as well as one of the kindest.? In Later Novels and Stories, Maxwell deepens his connection to his signatureSee more details below

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On the centennial of William Maxwell?s birth, here is the second volume in a two- volume collected edition that reveals the full range of an extraordinary literary voice, a voice that John Updike has called ?one of the wisest in American fiction . . . as well as one of the kindest.? In Later Novels and Stories, Maxwell deepens his connection to his signature subject matter even as he broadens his canvas. The Château (1961) describes the most subtle and bittersweet encounter of American naiveté and Old World mystery since Henry James. So Long, See You TomorrowBillie Dyer (1992) and eleven other works of short fiction? some never before collected. The volume concludes with forty brief ?improvisations?? fairy tales Maxwell wrote for his wife?and the essay ?Nearing Ninety? (1997), his moving valediction to a lifetime of reading and storytelling.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598530261
Publisher:
Library of America
Publication date:
09/04/2008
Pages:
990
Sales rank:
628,013
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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