Anderson profoundly changed the American short story, transforming it from light, popular entertainment into literature of the highest quality.
His art belonged as much to an oral as a written tradition, and, as this collection shows, the best of his stories echo the language and the pace of a man talking to his friends.
They explore with penetrating compassion the isolation of the individual and capture the emotional undercurrents hidden beneath ordinary events.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 10/12/1992
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780140186550