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Selected Stories

Selected Stories

  • Title: Selected Stories
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  • ISBN : 9780143115960
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 567 pages


Trevor was our twentieth century Chekov Wall Street Journal Selected as one of The New York Times Book Review s 10 Best Books of the Year Four time winner of the O Henry Prize, three time winner of the Whitbread Award, and five time nominee for the Booker Prize, William Trevor is one of the most acclaimed authors of our era Over a career spanning than half a century, Trevor has crafted exqChekov Wall Trevor was our twentieth century Chekov Wall Street Journal Selected as one of The New York Times Book Review s 10 Best Books of the Year Four time winner of the O Henry Prize, three time winner of the Whitbread Award, and five time nominee for the Booker Prize, William Trevor is one of the most acclaimed authors of our era Over a career spanning than half a century, Trevor has crafted exquisitely rendered tales that brilliantly illuminate the human condition A powerful collection by the greatest living writer of short stories in the English language The New Yorker , Selected Stories brings together forty eight stories from After Rain, The Hill Bachelors, A Bit on the Side, and Cheating at Canasta


Author William Trevor

William Trevor, KBE grew up in various provincial towns and attended a number of schools, graduating from Trinity College, in Dublin, with a degree in history He first exercised his artistry as a sculptor, working as a teacher in Northern Ireland and then emigrated to England in search of work when the school went bankrupt He could have returned to Ireland once he became a successful writer, he




Selected Stories Reviews (31)

  • This collects not selects, as the title suggests Trevor s four most recent books of stories in their entirety Of the 48 stories, not one may be called second rate, though some are clearly standouts Trevor s writing is straightforward, his register quiet Charles McGrath said in a Times review He is n [..]

  • I received this as a Christmas present and I didn t know William Trevor at all, but what an amazing collection The highest praise I can give it is that I had a hard time reading two stories in a row the characters were so beautifully drawn that it was completely disjointing to skip immediately to so [..]

  • The first lines of the first story and the last lines of the last story in this collection give evidence of William Trevor s remarkable gift, craft, and consistency Violet married the piano tuner when he was a young man Belle married him when he was old And He knows where he is with all this he know [..]

  • Trevor is a fine writer, subtle and quiet, and these stories are all carefully structured with precision and depth His characters are rendered with great delicacy and he writes of a wide range of complex types and he s pretty much a master of the short story form I d have given this a 5 except that [..]

  • This book, Selected Stories, is, as the title suggests, a selection of William Trevor s stories There are 48 stories here, which is an indication of the man s prolificacy Most of the stories are about ten pages long, with one major exception I ll get to They are prosaically titled some titles includ [..]

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