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The collected stories of Jean Stafford.

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Jefferson County Public Library - Madison AWARD PUL 1970 (Text) 39391006759409 Award - Fic Available -

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  • ISBN: 0374529930
  • ISBN: 9780374529932
  • Physical Description: xix, 487 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Farrar, Straus and Giroux pbk. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.

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General Note: "FSG classics"--Cover.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction / by Joyce Carol Oates -- Author's note -- The innocents abroad: Maggie Meriwether's rich experience ; The children's game ; The echo and the nemesis ; The maiden ; A modest proposal ; Caveat emptor -- The Bostonians, and other manifestations of the American scene: Life is no abyss ; The hope chest ; Polite conversation ; A country love story ; The bleeding heart ; The Lippia lawn ; The interior castle -- Cowboys and Indians, and magic mountains: The healthiest girl in town ; The tea time of stouthearted ladies ; The mountain day ; The darkening moon ; Bad characters ; In the zoo ; The liberation ; A reading problem ; A summer day ; The philosophy lesson -- Manhattan Island: Children are bored on Sunday ; Beatrice Trueblood's story ; Between the porch and the altar ; I love someone ; Cops and robbers ; The captain's gift ; The end of a career ; An influx of poets.
Summary, etc.: "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.
Awards Note: Pulitzer Prize, 1970
Subject: United States > Social life and customs > Fiction.

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