The Old Man at the Railroad Crossing and Other Tales (Nonpareil Books)

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Unique among Maxwell's books, the 29 stories in this collection have the timeless quality of folk tales. Though the settings are modern, the concerns are as old as humanity, in the traditions of Aesop and the Brothers Grimm.

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William Keepers Maxwell, Jr. (August 16, 1908 July 31, 2000) served as a fiction editor atThe New Yorker from 1936 to 1975. An editor devoted to his writers, Maxwell became a legendary mentor and confidant to many of the most prominent authors of his day. Perhaps best known as an editor, Maxwell was also a highly respected and award-winning novelist and short story writer. Among his novels are Time Will Darken It (1948) andSo Long, See You Tomorrow (1980). His story collections included The Old Man at the Railroad Crossing andOther Tales (1966), Over by the River, and Other Stories (1977) andBilly Dyer and Other Stories (1992). A collection of essays was published asThe Outermost Dream in 1989. His honors included the American Book Award, the Brandeis Creative Arts Medal and the William Dean Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters (he was elected to the academy in 1963) Maxwell was president of the National Institute of Arts and Letter from 1969 to 1972.

Aimee Bender is the author of five books: The Girl in the Flammable Skirt (NY Times Notable Book),An Invisible Sign of My Own (L.A. Times pick of the year), Willful Creatures (2005),The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake (SCIBA award for best fiction, and an Alex Award), andThe Color Master (NY Times Notable book for 2013). Her short fiction has been published inGranta, GQ, Harper’s, Tin House, McSweeney’s, The Paris Review, and many more places, as well as heard on PRI’s This American Life” and Selected Shorts”. She has received two Pushcart prizes, was nominated for the TipTree award, and the Shirley Jackson short story award. She lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches creative writing at USC.

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