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Walter de la Mare, Short Stories 1927-1956 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 re-writing 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 love regained, solitude and the traveller. A full understanding of either is impossible without knowledge of both. The stories also have a special concern with psychology, personal relationships, perception, alienation, the absurd and the supernatural. He began bringing out collections of stories when he published The Riddle and Other Stories in 1923. The second volume, Short Stories 1927-1956, starts with On the Edge of 1930, with its eight stories, and continues with two other adult collections, The Wind Blows Over of 1936 with eleven stories and A Beginning and Other Stories of 1955 with thirteen- and it also includes four uncollected stories and four unpublished stories. The publication of Short Stories 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 : 09 December 2000
ISBN : 1900357046
EAN : 9781900357043
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 576 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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