The complete short stories of James Purdy (Book, 2013) []
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The complete short stories of James Purdy

The complete short stories of James Purdy

Author: James Purdy; John Waters, préfacier.
Publisher: New York : Liveright, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats

Celebrate "an authentic American genius" (Gore Vidal) in James Purdy's first complete short story collection.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Purdy; John Waters, préfacier.
ISBN: 9780871406699 0871406691
OCLC Number: 880989227
Description: 1 vol. (XIV-726 p.) ; 25 cm
Contents: A good woman ; You reach for your hat ; Sound of talking ; Cutting edge ; Don't call me by my right name ; Eventide ; Man and wife ; Plan now to attend ; Why can't they tell you why? ; 63: dream palace ; About Jessie Mae ; You may safely gaze ; Color of darkness ; Night and day ; The lesson ; Mrs. Benson ; Encore ; Everything under the sun ; Daddy wolf ; Goodnight, sweetheart ; Sermon ; Home by dark ; Scrap of paper ; Mr. Evening ; On the rebound ; Lily's party ; Summer tidings ; Some of these days ; Short papa ; Ruthanna Elder ; How I became a shadow ; Sleep tight ; Rapture ; Mud Toe the cannibal ; Dawn ; The candles of your eyes ; In this corner ... ; Kitty Blue ; Bonnie ; Gertrude's hand ; The white blackbird ; Brawith ; Geraldine ; A little variety, please ; Easy Street ; Entre dos luces ; Moe's villa ; No stranger to Luke ; Reaching Rose ; Early stories. A chance to say no ; Dr. Dieck & Company ; That's about enough out of you ; Talk about yesterday ; The pupil ; Final stories. Vera's story ; Adeline.
Responsibility: introduction by John Waters.
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"Stories materialize as if from dreams... He dealt in myths and universals, not daily reality... Purdy's characters never question the fallen state of the world in which they find themselves or the Read more...

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