[Item #5217] Best Short Stories from The Paris Review. Samuel Beckett, Italo Calvino, Jack Kerouac, Philip Roth, William Styron, Terry Southern.
Best Short Stories from The Paris Review
Best Short Stories from The Paris Review
Best Short Stories from The Paris Review
Best Short Stories from The Paris Review
Best Short Stories from The Paris Review
Best Short Stories from The Paris Review

Best Short Stories from The Paris Review

New York, NY: E.P. Dutton, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. "Beginning with its first issue in 1952, 'The Paris Review' has achieved a reputation for literary quality, originality and vitality rare among today's many 'little magazines.' Edited both in Paris and New York, 'The Paris Review' has consistently brought to its readers the best in current fiction, both American and continental, from both established writers and the Review's own talented young 'discoveries.' Now, for the first time, fifteen of these outstanding stories have been collected between hard covers--fifteen stories richly varied in content, style, setting and mood. Here, for the perceptive reader, is an exciting and entertaining anthology that presents the major aspects of life--love, sex, death, fear, religion--as they are seen by the most talented young writers of our day" (from Front Flap copy). Indeed, as the front flap copy indicates, collated here are stories by Giants the world was yet to fully recognize as Giants--as many of the names here have rightly since been canonized for the contributions they've proffered. Contributor list in full reads as follows: "Introduction," by the great William Stryon; "The Fisherman from Chihuahua" by Evan S. Connell, Jr.; "Last Comes the Raven" by Italo Calvino; "Stones" by Samuel Beckett; "The Hundredth Centennial" by Mac Hyman; "Death on the Avenue De Segur" by Antoine Blondin; "The Sun and the Still-Born Stars" by Terry Southern; "The Acrobat" by Gerard Kornelis Van Het Reve"; "The Engines of Hygeia" by John Philips; "The Mexican Girl" by Jack Kerouac; "The Fishers" by Hughes Rudd; "In The House Where They Were Born" by Pati Hill; "At the Pool" by William Fain; & "The Summer Fire," by Owen Dodson. Complete with alluring vintage, evocative, front color illustrations that sing to to the soul of the period, this anthology is a chance to ride a time capsule back to a time when these voices were, indeed "new." Hardcover in unclipped, unrestored dust-jacket: the First Edition, as indicated on copyright page. Book in strong fine condition with only modest shelf-wear to fine-edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; slight, age-typical toning & bronzing to same. Dust-jacket in near fine condition with generally moderate shelf-wear, rubbing to front, back covers & spine; a few scattered nicks, short-length creases & scuffs & flecks of spotting-browning to same. Fine / Near Fine. [Item #5217]

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