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Walter de la Mare, Short Stories 1895-1926 free pdf Graham Greene, a long-standing admirer of Walter de la Mare, once produced a list of his seventeen favourite de la Mare short stories as '...one man's choice of what he could not, under any circumstances, spare...prose unequalled in its richness since the death of James, or, dare one say...Robert Louis Stevenson.' For many people Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) is as great a writer of fiction as of poetry. W.H.Auden, who used to read de la Mare stories to his niece as well as compiling a Choice of de la Mare's Verse, would have been one of them. But the majority of his short stories, of which there are a hundred, have long been unavailable. Short Stories brings them all together in three volumes in the first comprehensive collection to be published. De la Mare's earliest published works were stories, and he continued writing and rewriting stories throughout the rest of his life. There was always a creative counterpoint between the themes and imagery of his prose and his poetry -- such as the dream, childhood, the house, night, love lost and regained, solitude and the traveller, as in his first published story 'Kismet' which appeared in 1895, seven years before Songs of Childhood, his initial collection of poetry. A full understanding of either is impossible without knowledge of both. He began bringing out collections of stories when he published The Riddle and Other Stories in 1923. The first volume, Short Stories 1895-1926, starts with this, with its fifteen stories, and continues with two other adult collections, Ding Dong Bell of 1924 with four stories and The Connoisseur and Other Stories of 1926 with nine- and it also includes fourteen uncollected stories published between 1895 and 1920. The publication of Short Stories celebrates the fortieth anniversary of Walter de la Mare's death. It is a literary event of major significance.

About Walter de la Mare

Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) was one of the leading poets and novelists of the twentieth century. His writings are known throughout the world, and have been translated into numerous languages. He wrote poetry and fiction for both adults and children. He is loved and admired equally by the young and the old. Together with the Complete Poems, published in 1969 and now back in print -- and also edited by Giles de la Mare -- Short Stories I, II and III provide the definitive text of Walter de la Mare's creative writings. De la Mare was in addition an anthologist of genius and an outstanding literary critic, serving as the main critic on the TLS for many years.

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Author : Walter de la Mare
Publisher : Giles de la Mare Publishers
Data Published : 18 November 1996
ISBN : 1900357038
EAN : 9781900357036
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 508 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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