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Title:
Peter Taylor
Author:
Griffith, Albert J. (Albert Joseph), 1932-
Edition:
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
Boston : Twayne Publishers, 1990.
Physical Description:
xv, 168 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780805775495
Format :
Book

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One of this century's acclaimed short story writers, Taylor is often compared to Joyce, James and Chekhov. Griffith updates his 1970 study to reflect the writer's many recent achievements and includes a discussion of Taylor's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, A Summons to Memphis (1986). Analyzing the entire oeuvre, Griffith devotes a chapter to each short story collection. He traces the development of Taylor's art to the present and reveals that the Southern oral tradition shaped his work. The author also investigates the writer's experimentation with drama and verse.