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V. S. Pritchett

Victor Sawdon Pritchett was born over a toyshop in 1900 and, much to his everlasting distaste, was named after Queen Victoria. A writer and critic, his is widely reputed to be one of the best short story writers of all time, with the rare ability to capture the extraordinary strangeness of everyday life. He in died in 1997.

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Clare Drummer (1929)
The Spanish Virgin and Other Stories (1930)
Shirley Sanz (1932)
Nothing Like Leather (1935)
Dead Man Leading (1937)
This England (1938, editor)
You Make Your Own Life (1938)
In My Good Books (1942)
It May Never Happen (1945)
Build the Ships (1946)
The Living Novel (1946)
Why Do I Write? (1948)
Mr Beluncle (1951)
Books in General (1953)
The Spanish Temper (1954)
Collected Stories (1956)
The Sailor, The Sense of Humour and Other Stories (1956)
When My Girl Comes Home (1961)
London Perceived (1962)
The Key to My Heart (1963)
Foreign Faces (1964)
New York Proclaimed (1964)
The Working Novelist (1965)
The Saint and Other Stories (1966)
Dublin (1967)
A Cab at the Door (1968)
Blind Love (1969)
George Meredith and English Comedy (1970)
Midnight Oil (1971)
Balzac (1973)
The Camberwell Beauty (1974)
The Gentle Barbarian: the Life and Work of Turgenev (1977)
Selected Stories (1978)
On the Edge of the Cliff (1979)
Myth Makers (1979)
The Tale Bearers (1980)
The Oxford Book of Short Stories (editor, 1981)
The Turn of the Years (with R. Stone, 1982)
Collected Stories (1982)
More Collected Stories (1983)
The Other Side of a Frontier (1980)
A Man of Letters (1985)
Chekhov (1988)
A Careless Widow and Other Stories (1989)
Complete Short Stories (1990)
At Home and Abroad (1990)
Lasting Impressions (1990)
Complete Collected Essays (1990)
The Pritchett Century (1997)
The Essential Pritchett (2004)

 

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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 chest of writings, Treglown has selected sixteen of Pritchett s gems, including A Serious Question, which makes its debut in book form here. Featuring some of the best work from a long career, this new compilation of Pritchett s brilliantly compact stories illuminates his legendary skills.

PUBLICATION DATE: 27 Jan 2005

UK PUBLISHER: MODERN LIBRARY

ISBN CODE: 978-0812972948

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