The collected stories of Jean Stafford
Farrar, Straus and Giroux,
Farrar, Straus and Giroux pbk. ed.
These Pulitzer Prize-winning stories represent the major short works of fiction by one of the most distinctively American stylists of her day. Jean Stafford communicates the small details of loneliness and connection, the search for freedom and the desire to belong, that not only illuminate whole lives but also convey with an elegant economy of words the sense of the place and time in which her protagonists find themselves. The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford includes the acclaimed story "An Influx of Poets," which has never before appeared in book form.
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|display_description||"Written from the 1940s through the 1960s, these stories represent the major short works of fiction by one of the most distinctively American stylists of her day. Jean Stafford wrote of men and, especially, women alone and adrift in New York City in such stories as "Children Are Bored on Sunday"; of children surrounded by the harshness of rural Colorado and of the adults around them in "In the Zoo"; and of a young woman from Nashville bewildered and then angered by her first experience of petty French society in "Maggie Meriwether's Rich Experience." Employing a spare style that is sometimes distant, sometimes ironic, sometimes unexpectedly sharp or hilarious, Stafford communicates the small details of loneliness and connection, the search for freedom and the desire to belong, that not only capture the lives of her protagonists but also convey with an elegant economy of words the places and times in which they find themselves." "This volume also includes the acclaimed story "An Influx of Poets," which has never before appeared in book form."--Jacket.|
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
Green Hills Kids
Short stories, American
United States -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
|title_display||The collected stories of Jean Stafford|
|title_full||The collected stories of Jean Stafford Stafford, Jean, 1915-1979.|
|title_short||The collected stories of Jean Stafford|
Short stories, American
Social life and customs