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Essential Stories

Essential Stories( )
Editor: Treglown, Jeremy
Author: Pritchett, V. S.
Series title:Modern Library Classics Ser.
ISBN:978-0-8129-7294-8
Publication Date:Jan 2005
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Imprint:Modern Library
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $18.00
Book Description:

Introduction by JEREMY TREGLOWN “In his daily walks through London,” notes Jeremy Treglown in his Introduction to this collection, “Pritchett watched and listened to people as a naturalist observes wild creatures and birds. He knew that oddity is the norm, not the exception.” This finely attuned sense, coupled with an understanding that nothing in life is mundane, is what makes these stories so immensely enjoyable. Drawing on a vast treasure...
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Book Details
Pages:256
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Short Stories (Single Author)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.2 x 8 x 0.55 Inches
Book Weight:0.475 Pounds
Author Biography
Pritchett, V. S. (Editor)
Born in Ipswich and educated at Alleyn's School, Dulwich, and Dulwich College, novelist and critic V. S. Pritchett worked in the leather trade and later as a commercial traveler and shop assistant.

After World War II, he was literary editor of the New Statesman and Nation and has frequently contributed to American periodicals and the N.Y. Times Book Review. He is a distinguished short story writer who has often appeared in the New Yorker. Pritchett has also collaborated with the photographer Evelyn Hofer on three charming and excellent portraits of London, New York, and Dublin. Pritchett, who has been lauded for his fine literary criticism, has also written about many other writers. He received numerous awards including the 1969 Heinemann Award, the 1974 PEN Award, the 1990 W. H. Smith Literary Award, and the 1993 Golden Pen Award. He died from a stroke on March 20, 1997.

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