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The Complete Short Stories of James Purdy - a book by Purdy, James

The Complete Short Stories of James Purdy

The Complete Short Stories of James Purdy( )
Author: Purdy, James
Foreword by: Waters, John
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Liveright Publishing Corporation
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $35.00
Book Description:

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

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Short Stories (Single Author)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.5 x 9.6 x 1.8 Inches
Book Weight:2.62 Pounds
Author Biography
Purdy, James (Author)
James Purdy was born in Ohio in 1923. After serving in the Army, he attended the University of Puebla in Mexico before receiving an M.A. in Romance languages at the University of Chicago and spending some time at the University of Madrid. He taught at Lawrence College in Appleton, Wisconsin from 1949 to 1953. During his lifetime he wrote about 20 novels as well as numerous short stories and plays. Some of his best-known works include the following: Color of Darkness (1957), Malcolm (1959), The Nephew (1960), Cabot Wright Begins (1964), I Am Elijah Thrush (1972), In a Shallow Grave (1976), and Narrow Rooms (1977). He also wrote the Sleepers in Moon-Crowned Valleys trilogy, which comprised of Jeremy's Version (1970), The House of the Solitary Maggot (1974), and Mourners Below (1981). He died on March 13, 2009 at the age of 94.


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