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The Complete and Collected Stories of William Goyen

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This collection of William Goyen’s short stories collects all of the stories found in his four earlier collections (including his Collected Stories) as well as nine additional stories, bringing all of his previously published stories into one collection for the first time. With an introduction from Goyen’s biographer, Clark Davis, this collection lays out Goyen’s work in short fiction in chronological order. One of America’s masters of the form finally presented in full.

 

PRAISE

''The extraordinary cadences of the language exert a hypnotic power that the events of the fiction roughly dispel,'' —Joyce Carol Oates

BIO

William Goyen (1915-1983) was one of America's most innovative writers of fiction. Born in a small town in East Texas, his roots and early years stuck with him through his writing. He served on an aircraft carrier in the South Pacific during WWII where he began the writing of his debut novel, The House of Breath. He published five novels, four story collections, five plays, two works of non-fiction and a collection of poetry.