The Collected Stories of Peter Taylor

The Collected Stories of Peter Taylor

Ranging in subject from the story of the exposure of a respected doctor's infidelity by the family's longtime cook to the tale of elderly siblings whose party for young people exposes the town's class divisions, the stories often explore ...

Author: Peter Taylor

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374531846

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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Described by Anne Tyler as “the undisputed master of the short story form,” Peter Taylor imbued his stories with a powerful sense of the conflicts between the old rural society and the increasingly urbanized South. Ranging in subject from the story of the exposure of a respected doctor’s infidelity by the family’s longtime cook to the tale of elderly siblings whose party for young people exposes the town’s class divisions, the stories often explore family dynamics within the larger society of the South.
Categories: Fiction

Conversations with Peter Taylor

Conversations with Peter Taylor

... stories which subsequently have found more enduring pre - eminence
between book covers as A Long Fourth and Other Stories , The Widows of
Thornton , Miss Leonora When Last Seen , The Collected Stories of Peter Taylor ,
and this year ...

Author: Peter Taylor

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 0878053255

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 178

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Gathers interviews with the Tennessee short story writer in which he discusses his career, writing, character development themes, settings, and growing older
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Peter Taylor

Peter Taylor

Preface A central figure in the history of the American short story in the twentieth
century , Peter Taylor remained ... Twenty - one years later , Joyce Carol Oates
acclaimed The Collected Stories of Peter Taylor as “ one of the major books of
our ...

Author: Hubert Horton McAlexander

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807129739

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 338

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“Splendid. . . . McAlexander’s biography only makes it clearer than ever that Peter Taylor was our last great southern man of letters.”—Chicago Tribune “For those of us to whom Taylor’s writing is among the chief glories of 20th-century American literature, Peter Taylor: A Writer’s Life has much to tell us about how he emerged from what he called ‘the small old world we knew...in Tennessee’ and explored that world with such acuity, clarity, and unsentimental love.”—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World “McAlexander has done a splendid job of tracing the progression of Taylor’s writing through the circumstances of a surprisingly frenetic life...Anyone interested in the evolution of fiction writing in the last century will be delighted to come upon this volume...fascinating, sometimes amusing, and often heartbreaking.”—New York Times Book Review Hubert H. McAlexander’s accomplished portrait of Peter Taylor (1917–1994) achieves a remarkable intimacy with this central figure in the history of the American short story and one of the greatest southern writers of his time. McAlexander knits together the facts of Taylor’s life in a compelling, seamless account: his deep and distinguished family roots in Tennessee; his close bonds with writers from three generations, including Allen Tate, Robert Lowell, and James Alan McPherson; his establishment of the dysfunctional family as a force in American literature; and his perseverance as a writer, finally rewarded with the Pulitzer Prize at age seventy. Exhaustively researched and engagingly written, Peter Taylor presents a vivid picture of the man, the artist, and his literary milieu.
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Short Story Index

Short Story Index

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015003032779

Category: Short stories

Page:

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Categories: Short stories

Andrew Lytle Walker Percy Peter Taylor

Andrew Lytle  Walker Percy  Peter Taylor

A varied collection of pieces, including one by Peter Taylor, that is "for the most
part a cozy conversation among poets and ... Brief mention of Collected Stories:
Taylor works in the tradition of Chekhov and James, and while his situations may
 ...

Author: Victor A. Kramer

Publisher: G K Hall

ISBN: STANFORD:36105037477903

Category: Reference

Page: 278

View: 204

Categories: Reference

Critical Essays on Peter Taylor

Critical Essays on Peter Taylor

John Thompson , Review of The Collected Stories , Harper ' s 239 ( November
1969 ) : 130 , 134 . 47 . Roger Sale , Review of The Collected Stories of Peter
Taylor , Hudson Review 22 ( Winter 1969 – 1970 ) : 710 . 48 . Christopher Ricks ...

Author: Hubert Horton McAlexander

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: UCSC:32106010486824

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 270

View: 479

Categories: Literary Criticism

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Over the next thirty years, he published a novel and several other collections that
drew the praise of critics and earned the respect of his literary peers—
culminating in The Collected Stories of Peter Taylor in 1969. He also worked
intermittently ...

Author: M. Thomas Inge

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469616643

Category: Reference

Page: 536

View: 781

Offering a comprehensive view of the South's literary landscape, past and present, this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates the region's ever-flourishing literary culture and recognizes the ongoing evolution of the southern literary canon. As new writers draw upon and reshape previous traditions, southern literature has broadened and deepened its connections not just to the American literary mainstream but also to world literatures--a development thoughtfully explored in the essays here. Greatly expanding the content of the literature section in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 31 thematic essays addressing major genres of literature; theoretical categories, such as regionalism, the southern gothic, and agrarianism; and themes in southern writing, such as food, religion, and sexuality. Most striking is the fivefold increase in the number of biographical entries, which introduce southern novelists, playwrights, poets, and critics. Special attention is given to contemporary writers and other individuals who have not been widely covered in previous scholarship.
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The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford

The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford

Of the distinguished short-story writers of her era—a list that includes Eudora
Welty, Peter Taylor, John Cheever, Katherine Anne Porter, and Flannery O'
Connor—Jean Stafford (1915–1979) is perhaps the most versatile. Her writerly
voice is ...

Author: Jean Stafford

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781466896611

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 625

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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Peter Taylor

Peter Taylor

Chapter Seven Miss Leonora and Collected Stories The Old and the New
Together Peter Taylor ' s next two volumes after Happy Families Are All Alike are
both retrospective collections , bringing together some new stories with some old
ones ...

Author: Albert Joseph Griffith

Publisher: Boston : Twayne Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015016962626

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

View: 132

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Peter Taylor.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Afterlife

The Afterlife

I sat in a chair beside the bed and read to her from The Collected Stories of Peter
Taylor, which she did not seem to appreciate at all—her smile vanished and she
actually scowled at the opening to “A Wife of Nashville”—and, though I like ...

Author: Donald Antrim

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429954693

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 765

From "a fiercely intelligent writer" (The New York Times), a wry, poignant story of the difficult love between a mother and a son In the winter of 2000, shortly after his mother's death from cancer and malnourishment, Donald Antrim, author of the absurdist, visionary masterworks Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World, The Hundred Brothers, and The Verificationist, began writing about his family. In pieces that appeared in The New Yorker and were anthologized in Best American Essays, Antrim explored his intense and complicated relationships with his mother, Louanne, an artist and teacher who was, at her worst, a ferociously destabilized and destabilizing alcoholic; his gentle grandfather, who lived in the mountains of North Carolina and who always hoped to save his daughter from herself; and his father, who married Louanne twice. The Afterlife is not a temporally linear coming-of-age memoir; instead, Antrim follows a logic of unconscious life, of dreams and memories, of fantasies and psychoses, the way in which the world of the alcoholic becomes a sleepless, atemporal world. In it, he comes to terms with—and fails to comes to terms with—the nature of addiction and the broken states of loneliness, shame, and loss that remain beyond his power to fully repair. This is a tender and even blackly hilarious portrait of a family—faulty, cracked, enraging. It is also the story of the way the author works, in part through writing this book, to become a man more fully alive to himself and to others, a man capable of a life in which he may never learn, or ever hope to know, the nature of his origins.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Southern Accents

Southern Accents

The Fiction of Peter Taylor Catherine Clark Graham. - " Cookie . " The Collected
Stories of Peter Taylor . New York : Viking Penguin , Inc . , 1986 . 281 - 90 . New "
Dean of Men . " The Collected Stories of Peter Taylor . York : Viking Penguin , Inc
 ...

Author: Catherine Clark Graham

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015034287824

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 167

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This book is a thorough critical analysis of the novels and short stories of Peter Hillsman Taylor. The focus is upon the identification and exploration of Taylor's major themes: the effects of heritage upon the individual, the initiation experiences that lead to self-discovery, the conflict between tradition and change, the struggle for power and identity, and the influence of place and the past. The author demonstrates how the fiction articulates Taylor's identity as a modern Southerner from a traditional, affluent family, and she defines Taylor's place in the Southern literary tradition. Students, teachers, and fans of American literature and particularly of contemporary Southern fiction will appreciate this insightful book.
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Journal of the short story in English

Journal of the short story in English

Conversations with Peter Taylor , Jackson : University Press of Mississippi , 1989
. 67 - 114 . Brown , Ashley . ... Taylor , Peter . The Collected Stories of Peter
Taylor . New York : Penguin , 1986 . The Old Forest and Other Stories . New York
 ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015067513575

Category: Short stories, American

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Categories: Short stories, American

Peter Taylor

Peter Taylor

Collected in The Widows of Thornton , 1954 ; Miss Leonora When Last Seen ,
1963 ; Collected Stories , 1969 . “ Porte - Cochere . ” New Yorker , 16 July 1949 ,
21 – 24 . Collected in The Widows of Thornton , 1954 ; The Old Forest , 1985 .

Author: James Curry Robison

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015018989825

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 183

View: 356

In Part I, Robison examines 26 of Taylor's representative stories with introductory and concluding remarks and five sections in which the works are discussed in a generally chronological order. The writer is the focus of Part II, which contains interviews and personal reminiscences, to give the reader a sense of the personality behind the stories. Part III contains excerpts from some of the most enlightening essays on Taylor's stories. The author seeks to give a sense of Taylor's place in the world of contemporary short fiction. By looking at the influences on his work, then at features of theme and style that distinguish his stories, Robison shows prints of constancy and change that have merged in Taylor's fiction in the progress of his long career. Finally, he comments on the cumulative effects of these stories and points out some of Taylor's contributions to the genre. ISBN 0-8057-8303-2: $18.95.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Book Review Index

Book Review Index

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078259689

Category: Books

Page:

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Every 3d issue is a quarterly cumulation.
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Peter Taylor Complete Stories 1960 1992 LOA 299

Peter Taylor  Complete Stories 1960 1992  LOA  299

This second volume presents thirty stories including many of his most ambitious works, among them “Dean of Men,” a monologue delivered by a middle-aged father to his long-haired son about the limits of idealism; “In the Miro District ...

Author: Peter Taylor

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598535693

Category: Fiction

Page: 733

View: 872

For the first time, the complete stories of the master chronicler of tradition and transformation in the twentieth-century South. Born and raised in Tennessee, Peter Taylor was the great chronicler of the American Upper South, capturing its gossip and secrets, its divided loyalties and morally complicated legacies in tales of pure-distilled brilliance. Now, for his centennial year, the Library of America and acclaimed short story writer Ann Beattie present an unprecedented two-volume edition of Taylor’s complete short fiction, all fifty-nine of the stories published in his lifetime in the order in which they were composed. This second volume presents thirty stories including many of his most ambitious works, among them “Dean of Men,” a monologue delivered by a middle-aged father to his long-haired son about the limits of idealism; “In the Miro District,” a parable of the Old South’s enduring persistence in the New; and “The Old Forest,” one of Taylor’s most celebrated works, the story of a young man who jeopardizes his impending marriage by consorting with a girl deemed beneath his station. Here too are all five of Taylor’s remarkable prose poems, stories in free verse that demonstrate that great fiction is, at its highest pitch, a line-by-line, image-by-image high-wire act. Two of the stories in this volume, “A Cheerful Disposition” and “The Megalopolitans,” are collected here for the first time. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.
Categories: Fiction

Short Story Index Collections Indexed 1900 1978

Short Story Index  Collections Indexed 1900 1978

Author: Juliette Yaakov

Publisher: H. W. Wilson

ISBN: UOM:39015078266791

Category: Short stories

Page: 349

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This vol. is a complete listing of teh 8355 collections indexed in the cumulated vols. of Short Story Index for the years 1900-1978.
Categories: Short stories

The Next Scott Nadelson

The Next Scott Nadelson

I cut my own hair, badly, with electric clippers, and on weekends I worked my way
through the collected stories of Mavis Gallant, Wright Morris, William Goyen,
Peter Taylor – all those neglected or forgotten masters – and struggled to put ...

Author: Scott Nadelson

Publisher: Hawthorne Books

ISBN: 9780986000744

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

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Beginning in the summer of 2004, Scott Nadelson’s life fell apart. His fiancée left him a month before their planned wedding for another woman who made her living performing as a drag king. He moved into a drafty attic. His car’s brakes went out. He learned that his cat was dying. Over the next two years, he’d struggle, with equivocal and sometimes humiliating results, to get back on his feet, in the process re-examining his past to understand his present circumstances. The Next Scott Nadelson: A Life in Progress is a literary self-portrait that revolves around the dissolution of a relationship but encompasses the long process of a young man’s halting self-discovery. Exploring episodes from the life of its author/narrator marked by failure, suffering, and hope, as well as literary and cultural influence, the book weighs the things that make us want to give up against the things that keep us going. Though many of the pieces are comic and self-deprecating—some self-lacerating—they are above all meditations on the nature of the self and the way it can be constructed through memory, desire, and the imagination. Together they form a larger narrative, a search for fulfillment and identity in a life often governed by fear. With humor and unflinching honesty, Scott Nadelson scrutinizes his life to discover who he is and finds just how elusive such a discovery can be. To read the resulting book is to join him on a personal journey that is thoughtful, surprising, occasionally hilarious, and unapologetically human.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

World of Relations

World of Relations

( Essays collected in this volume are also listed separately here . ) Sullivan ,
Walter . “ The Last Agrarian : Peter Taylor Early and Late . ” Sewanee Review 95
( Spring 1987 ) : 308 - 17 . Taylor , Peter . The Collected Stories of Peter Taylor .

Author: David Robinson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015047051555

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 209

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Peter Taylor secured a national following through his long relationship with the New Yorker and his widely read volumes from the 1980s, The Old Forest and Other Stories and A Summons to Memphis. The Pulitzer Prize- and PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author's portrayals of the battles of strong-willed fathers and mothers with their equally strong-willed sons lie at the center of his acclaimed fiction. David Robinson presents Taylor as a writer deeply concerned with the interworkings of family relationships. He argues that Taylor's key theme is the contest of the individual for maturity and balance within the nurturing but confining ties of the family. This struggle, costly in emotional terms, is often thwarted or incomplete. David Robinson offers an important critical assessment of the work of one of the South's greatest writers. It includes the first extensive critical discussion of Taylor's last two works, The Oracle of Stoneleigh Court (1993) and In the Tennessee Country (1994), which Robinson places in the context of Taylor's full career.
Categories: Literary Criticism