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The Collected Stories of Caroline Gordon 1st J.S. Sanders & Company pbk. ed Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1879941441
ISBN-10: 1879941449
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"Caroline Gordon belongs in that group of Southern women who have been enriching our literature uniquely in this century." Robert Penn Warren

"Finishing these stories, one is like a gratified traveler who remembers vividly where he's been and longs to return. Caroline Gordon stands in the tradition of our most prized southern writers. She preserves our heritage." -- Newsday

About the Author

Caroline Gordon (1895-1981), a native of Kentucky, began her literary career in the 1920’s after her marriage to poet Allen Tate. In 1929 her first story appeared. In 1931 her first novel, Penhally, was published. This was followed by three volumes of short fiction and eight more novels.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 364 pages
  • Publisher: J.S. Sanders Books; 1st J.S. Sanders & Company pbk. ed edition (April 23, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1879941449
  • ISBN-13: 978-1879941441
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,816,763 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 12, 1999
Format: Paperback
A New Critic to her core, Gordon's discipline, control, and craftsmanship shine through in her short stories. This collection should show anyone why she was such a tremendous influence on Flannery O'Connor. As a master of the short story, Gordon deserves the recognition accorded O'Connor, Katherine Anne Porter, and Eudora Welty. I hope someone will reissue Gordon's anthology 'The House of Fiction.'
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J Martin Jellinek on July 9, 2010
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I had never heard of Caroline Gordon before reading this collection of her short stories. I was, for the most part, very impressed with her stories. They span many times and places, although many do center around life in the South when it was still a unique part of the country. Gordon captures the intimacy and warmth of the southern life style while exploring the complexity of life and death. However, she does not limit herself to this milieu. Her best stories take place in post-war Europe, including The Olive Garden, a reminiscence of life in pre-World War Two Europe seen through the eyes of a post war visitor. This story was first published in 1945, so it has a very immediate and intimate feel.

Some of the stories are a bit weaker. Gordon sometimes gets too involved in her characters. She introduces too many characters for a short story - the reader tends to lose track of who is who. These stories, especially unfortunately the first story (The Petrified Woman) left me cold.

Overall though, this anthology is well worth reading.
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