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Introduction by Irwin Shaw. The Eighty-Yard Run. Borough of Cemeteries. Originally this book was intended to contain all of my stories, but when the count was made the total came to eighty-four, and to include them all would have meant a formidably bulky and outrageously expensive book. Since my publishers and I agreed that we did not wish to produce a volume that the reader could neither carry nor afford, we fixed on sixty-three stories as a reasonable number and began the sad process of winnowing out the ones we would leave behind.
Short Stories: Five Decades. POETS & WRITERS MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES state, national, and international prizes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Short Stories - Irwin Shaw. Introduction by Irwin Shaw. A wide-ranging fictional portrait of life in postwar America by an acclaimed New Yorker short story writer and New York Times–bestselling novelist. Irwin Shaw was a star of the New Yorker’s fiction pages in the 1930s and ’40s.
This book contains many of his short stories over a fifty year career. Some were dogs, some were decent and some were great. The great made up for anything substandard.
I don't think anybody captured post war America better than Shaw. In fact this collection contains one of the best, if not, the best short story ever penned, "The Girls in their Summer Dresses. I've recommended this story to anyone wanting to listen for the last 4 decades. This book contains many of his short stories over a fifty year career. When it's pouring down rain and I'm inside and dry I still say "Rich man's weather" to anyone or everyone.
This book contained 63 out of 84 of all the short stories Irwin Shaw wrote in his career. I was reading one story a day up to July 19 and then I was drawn into Stephen King's last book in The Dark Tower series and at the beginning of August I dedicated a whole week to catch up with the stories, reading around 300 pages.
New writers were influenced by his style and appreciative of his generosity. Although Mr. Shaw produced several collections of short stories as well as seven plays, his most popular work remained his first novel, ''The Young Lions,'' published in 1948. The book told the stories of three soldiers - two American and one German - whose destinies cross on the battlefields of World War II. Mr. Shaw prospered from his writing.
Irwin Shaw (February 27, 1913 – May 16, 1984) was an American playwright, screenwriter, novelist, and short-story author whose written works have sold more than 14 million copies. He is best known for two of his novels: The Young Lions (1948), about.
Irwin Shaw (February 27, 1913 – May 16, 1984) was an American playwright, screenwriter, novelist, and short-story author whose written works have sold more than 14 million copies
I love short stories because the effort associated with them is limited. Through the book one finds this great capability of painting characters in very vivid terms
I love short stories because the effort associated with them is limited. Through short sentences Shaw manages to paint a picture of a sliver of the oppressively massive underbelly of a city like New York. Through the book one finds this great capability of painting characters in very vivid terms. March, march on down the field: What starts as a promising protest by a football team against their manager ends up in acquiescence with the team ending up on the football ground ready to play under harsh cold conditions.
My first book by Irwin Shaw, and more than significant disappointment. Inspiration for his short stories is taken from everyday life - somewhat I usually appreciate, however, these stories are imho. Пользовательский отзыв - Paul - Goodreads. Uneven, but often masterful.
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