The title of this book is Short Stories and is written by author Irwin Shaw. The book Short Stories is published by The University of Chicago Press. The ISBN of this book is 9780226751283 and the format is Paperback. The publisher has not provided a book description for Short Stories by Irwin Shaw.
(230mm x 152mm x 41mm)
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Can any other writer match Irwin Shaw's knack for keeping consistent quality and commercial success compatible? Here, for example, are 63 stories that he has written since 1938 (when not turning out novels, plays, and screenplays), and though many of them were fashioned for big-money magazines like Redbook, hardly any of them smack of hackwork. Through the wide variety of time and place - wartime and peace time, America and Europe, working folk and jet-setters, college kids and alcoholics - the Shaw trademarks are always visible: ear-perfect dialogue, social consciousness (sometimes necessitating a bit of contrived plot-tinkering), ironic twists, violent confrontations, unfailing earthiness. (Most of these stories have appeared before in collections since 1940: Sailor Off the Bremen, Welcome to the City, Act of Faith, In the French Style, Love on a Dark Street, Tip on a Dead Jockey, and God Was Here But He Left Early.) (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Irwin Shaw
Irwin Shaw (1913-1984) grew up in New York City and graduated from Brooklyn College in 1934. He is the playwright of Bury the Dead, and the author of twelve novels, among them Rich Man, Poor Man, The Troubled Air, Nightwork, Acceptable Losses, Evening in Byzantium and The Young Lions, the last published by the University of Chicago Press.