THE OLD FOREST AND OTHER STORIES.

Taylor, Peter [Peter Matthew Hillsman Taylor], 1917-1994.

Published by Garden City, NY: The Dial Press - Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1985.
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Early reprint (per lack of "First Edition" statement upon copyright page contrary to Dial Press' usual practice) SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. 358 pages. Hardcover: H 21.25cm x L 14.25cm. Dust jacket rubbed, nicks and a few short tears at panel edges, mild toning to spine panel with short tears at ends plus shallow chipping at head, light toning and soiling to rear panel, strong vertical crease to front flap which retains original printed price ($16.95) at top right corner; dj now presented in a mylar Brodart protector. Black cloth spine with vibrant silver stamped lettering; white boards with slender toning at top and bottom edges. Deckle fore-edge. Peter Taylor's blue ink signature present upon the front free endpaper; interior pages are bright and clean. Binding retains some crispness. Still a near fine copy in a very good- dust jacket. Often lauded as one of the best if not the best American short story writer, Peter Taylor won the 1985 PEN/Faulkner Award for "The Old Forest and Other Stories" and the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Literature for his novel "A Summons to Memphis." {Copy #4} ISBN 0385279833. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: From the grand master of the American short story, these fourteen tales of domestic life in the South during the thirties and forties explore that extraordinary world of manners, expectations and unspoken understanding. The reader is drawn as if by magnetic force into a world rendered in breathtaking, painterly detail. These stories are marvelous entertainments, rich with amusement, yet Taylor renders his characters truly and understands them in a profoundly meaningful way.

Review: This collection features 14 stories set in the cities of the Deep South in the 1920s and 30s. The subjects are ordinary people -- families and households of the time -- caught in the extraordinary tensions of everyday life. The prose befits the topics; simple on the surface yet rich and elegant. And just because Peter Taylor, a native Southerner, has captured a time and a region in this refreshing book, doesn't mean the work will appeal only to those interested in "Southern" writers. This 1986 PEN/Faulkner Award winner is rich with the kind of material that will appeal to anyone interested in good storytelling.

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Title: THE OLD FOREST AND OTHER STORIES.
Publisher: Garden City, NY: The Dial Press - Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1985.

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