Edited by Diana Secker Tesdell
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Love Stories by Diana Secker Tesdell
Book DescriptionAn anthology of literary love stories in a beautiful hardcoverPocket Classics edition perfect for Valentine s Day. Here are nineteen stories from a rich array of writers, and here is every kind of romantic entanglement: from the raw, erotic passion of D. H. Lawrence and Colette to the wickedly cynical comedy of Dorothy Parker and Roald Dahl, from the yearning of unrequited romantic illusions in F. Scott Fitzgerald s Winter Dreams to the agonizing madness of jealousy in Vladimir Nabokov s That in Aleppo Once . . . The objects of passion in these stories range from a glamorous silent-movie starlet in Elizabeth Bowen s haunting Dead Mabelle and a faithful ghost in Yasunari Kawabata's "Immortality" to a heart surgeon in Margaret Atwood s Bluebeard s Egg who spends his days penetrating the mysteries of the human heart but who seemsoddlyemotionally opaque himself. Jhumpa Lahiri plumbs the despair of a husband and wife sundered by tragedy while Lorrie Moore movingly portrays acouple brought together by it. Katherine Mansfield, Tobias Wolff, and William Trevor explore the intricacies of long-term relationships, while Guy de Maupassant, Italo Calvino, and T. C. Boyle portray theelemental force of love in extremely different ways. Asalluring, moving, and intoxicating as its timeless theme, this collection makes an enticing gift for lovers at any stage of life."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780307270870
(185mm x 124mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Diana Secker Tesdell
Stories of Art & Artists, Hardback (September 2014)» View all books by Diana Secker Tesdell
Gathers two centuries of stories from around the world. From Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Artist of the Beautiful" and Albert Camus' "The Artist at Work" to Bernard Malamud's "Rembrandt's Hat" and Aimee Bender's "The Color Master," this book includes tales that range from haunting fables about the power of art to vivid portraits of those who create.
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Author Biography - Diana Secker Tesdell
Diana Secker Tesdell is the editor of the Everyman's Pocket Classic anthologies "Christmas Stories, " "Love Stories, Dog Stories, Cat Stories, Horse Stories," "New York Stories," "Bedtime Stories, Stories of Art and Artists, Stories of Fatherhood," "Stories of Motherhood, Stories of the Sea," and "Stories from the Kitchen, "and ofthe Everyman's Library Pocket Poet "Lullabies and Poems for Children.""
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