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The complete short stories of James Purdy

Author: James Purdy; John Waters
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, A Division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The publication of The Complete Short Stories of James Purdy is a literary event that marks the first time all of James Purdy's short stories--fifty-six in number, including seven drawn from his unpublished archives--have been collected in a single volume. As prolific as he was unclassifiable, James Purdy was considered one of the greatest--and most underappreciated--writers in America in the latter half of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: 655 7 Proofs (Printing)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Purdy; John Waters
ISBN: 9780871406699 0871406691
OCLC Number: 841198186
Description: xiv, 726 pages ; 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.
Other Titles: Short stories
Responsibility: James Purdy ; introduction by John Waters.

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

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"What constitutes in extremis for most of us is the daily bread of Mr. Purdy's world." Jonathan Franzen "A writer of the highest rank in originality, insight and power." Dorothy Parker "...he Read more...

 
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