THE STORIES OF WILLIAM SANSOM by William Sansom

THE STORIES OF WILLIAM SANSOM

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This collection of some thirty odd of William Sansom's short stories chosen from earlier works has an admiring introduction by Elizabeth Bowen which touches on the genre, in general, and Sansom's mastery of it in particular. She illumines the importance of sensation- both as substance and subject- in all of the stories-along with Sansom's precise skills and deliberate effects which give them a singular intensity and definition. Among those here, the well-remembered The Wall, Various Temptations, A Contest of Ladies, Something Terrible, Something Lovely which reveal this raconteur's range along with his powers to move as well as immobilize. Sansom's stories, capricious, fateful, gentle, baleful, have never achieved the audience they deserve.

Pub Date: June 10th, 1963
Publisher: Little, Brown -A.M.P.