The Collected Stories of Shirley Hazzard

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Shirley Hazzard’s first book of short stories, ‘Cliffs of Fall’ was published in 1963. ‘People in Glass Houses’ was published in 1967. This volume collects those stories alongside ten stories that have either never been collected or published, found by her biographer Brigitta Olabas.

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Collected Stories includes both volumes of National Book Award-winning author Shirley Hazzard’s short story collections – Cliffs of Fall and People in Glass Houses – alongside uncollected works and two previously unpublished stories.

Twenty-eight works of short fiction in all, Shirley Hazzard’s Collected Stories is a work of staggering breadth and talent. Taken together, Hazzard’s short stories are masterworks in telescoping focus, ‘at once surgical and symphonic’ (New Yorker), ranging from quotidian struggles between beauty and pragmatism to satirical sendups of international bureaucracy, from the Italian countryside to suburban Connecticut.

In an interview, Hazzard once said, ‘The idea that somebody has expressed something, in a supreme way, that it can be expressed; this is, I think, an enormous feature of literature’. Her stories themselves are a supreme evocation of writing at its very best: probing, uncompromising and deeply felt.

Additional information

Weight0.62 kg
Dimensions23.8 × 15.8 × 3.6 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

320

Language

English

Edition

Short stories

Dewey

823.914 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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