|Format:||Print Book 1992|
|Availability:||Available at 15 Libraries 18 of 21 copies|
Anderson profoundly changed the American short story, transforming it from light, popular entertainment into literature of the highest quality. His art belonged as much to an oral as a written tradition, and, as this collection shows, the best of his stories echo the language and the pace of a man talking to his friends. They explore with penetrating compassion the isolation of the individual and capture the emotional undercurrents hidden beneath ordinary events.
ContentsThe tales and the persons
The book of the grotesque
Hands / concerning Wing Biddlebaum
Paper pills / concerning Doctor Reefy
Mother / concerning Elizabeth Willard
The philosopher / concerning Doctor Parcival
Nobody knows / concerning Louise Trunnion
Godliness, a tale in four parts
I: concerning Jesse Bentley
II: also concerning Jesse Bentley
III: Surrender / concerning Louise Bentley
IV: Terror / concerning David Hardy
A man of ideas / concerning Joe Welling
Adventure / concerning Alice Hindman
Respectability / concerning Wash Williams
The thinker / concerning Seth Richmond
Tandy / concerning Tandy Hard
The strength of God / concerning the Reverent Curtis Hartman
The teacher / concerning Kate Swift
Loneliness / concerning Enoch Robinson
An awakening / concerning Belle Carpenter
"Queer" / concerning Elmer Cowley
The untold lie / concerning Ray Pearson
Drink / concerning Tom Foster
Death / concerning Doctor Reefy and Elizabeth Willard
Sophistication / concerning Helen White
Departure / concerning George Willard.
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
|Series||Penguin twentieth-century classics.|
City and town life
Ohio -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York, N.Y. :Penguin Books,1992
viii, 247 pages : map ; 20 cm.