By Peter Taylor,Ann Beattie
Born and raised in Tennessee, Peter Taylor was the nice chronicler of the yankee higher South, shooting its gossip and secrets and techniques, its divided loyalties and morally complicated legacies in stories of pure-distilled brilliance. Now, for his centennial yr, the Library of the United States and acclaimed short story author Ann Beattie current an extraordinary two-volume edition of Taylor’s whole brief fiction, all fifty-nine of the stories released in his lifetime within the order during which they were composed.
This first quantity deals twenty-nine early masterpieces, including such classics as “A Spinster’s Tale,” “What You Hear from ’Em?,” “Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time” and “Miss Leonora while final Seen.” As a different characteristic, an appendix within the first quantity gathers 3 tales Taylor released as an undergraduate that express the early emergence of his singular variety and sensibility.
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