Books by James Purdy

THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES OF JAMES PURDY by James Purdy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 2013

"A completist's dream, as well as a comprehensive overview of Purdy's themes and—yes—obsessions."
The late (1914-2009) fiction writer, whose work sharply divided critical opinion from the start, receives his due with this vast but fast-moving collection of short stories. Read full book review >
MOE’S VILLA by James Purdy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Still, a welcome feast for fans of Purdy (Gertrude of Stony Island Avenue, 1998, etc.), as well as a nice taste for newcomers."
Twelve enigmatic portraits of private grief and secret love that make Purdy one of the strangest and most moving writers on the scene. Read full book review >
GERTRUDE OF STONY ISLAND AVENUE by James Purdy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 1998

"A rare triumph: as elegant in its simplicity of tone as it is moving in its purity of feeling, Purdy's work deserves to place its author in the first rank of contemporary writers."
Purdy (The Candle of Your Eyes, 1987, etc. etc.) comes home with his first American publication in more than a decade, a stupendous elegy on the silences of love. Read full book review >