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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 doctors infidelity by the familys longtime cook to the tale of elderly siblings whose party for young people exposes the towns class divisions, the stories often explore family dynamics within the larger society of the South.
Peter Taylor was the author of eight short story collections and three novels, including A Summons to Memphis, for which he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.
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 doctors infidelity by the familys longtime cook to the tale of elderly siblings whose party for young people exposes the towns class divisions, the stories often explore family dynamics within the larger society of the South.
“[Taylor] comes as close as an American writer can to rivaling Chekhov.”—The New York Times

“Taylor is a master of the short story form . . . [His is] an extraordinary gift, too often absent in contemporary fiction.”—Gail Caldwell, The Boston Sunday Globe
 
“[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

Synopsis:

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 doctors infidelity by the familys longtime cook to the tale of elderly siblings whose party for young people exposes the towns class divisions, the stories often explore family dynamics within the larger society of the South.

About the Author

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374531843
Author:
Taylor, Peter
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Introduction by:
Bausch, Richard
Introduction:
Bausch, Richard
Author:
Bausch, Richard
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Southern States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
FSG Classics
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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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 doctors infidelity by the familys longtime cook to the tale of elderly siblings whose party for young people exposes the towns class divisions, the stories often explore family dynamics within the larger society of the South.
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