• Title: Collected Stories
  • Author: David Leavitt
  • ISBN: 9781582343488
  • Page: 381
  • Format: Paperback
  • Collected Stories From the celebrated author of The Lost Language of Cranes and While England Sleeps an important literary event the complete collected short fiction This handsome edition gathers together stories from
    From the celebrated author of The Lost Language of Cranes and While England Sleeps, an important literary event the complete collected short fiction.This handsome edition gathers together stories from Family Dancing a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN Faulkner Prize , A Place I ve Never Been, and The Marble Quilt, which has never beforeFrom the celebrated author of The Lost Language of Cranes and While England Sleeps, an important literary event the complete collected short fiction.This handsome edition gathers together stories from Family Dancing a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN Faulkner Prize , A Place I ve Never Been, and The Marble Quilt, which has never before appeared in paperback Critics have hailed these stories as witty and elegant, luminous, touching, and splendid The publication of this collection affirms David Leavitt s mastery of the form, and reminds us why The New York Times has called him one of his generation s most gifted writers.

    One Reply to “Collected Stories”

    1. This is a wonderful, perfect book and even though it is the first thing I have read by David Leavitt, since it contains three collections' worth of stories (Family Dancing, A Place I've Never Been, and The Marble Quilt) and I devoured the whole thing in two weeks I have no hesitation in naming him my new favorite short story writer. There are a few common themes that crop up frequently throughout the stories, namely sickness/death/dying and complicated/difficult family relationships. Of course m [...]

    2. This book contains three sections [totaling 28 pieces] and they are the three books of short stories that Leavitt had published by 2003 (Family Dancing + A Place I’ve Never Been + The Marble Quilt). I started ‘in media res’, with the second collection, as I had recently read Family Dancing (1983) shortly before. I remember that I said myself then that I wanted to read more of Leavitt and that I hoped that he would evolve in style and scope and goals with time. And he has. In the stories of [...]

    3. The first book I bought in San Francisco, this didn't disappoint. It lit a fire under my butt and made me write more than I had before.

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