The Stories of J.F. Powers (New York Review Books Classics)

The Stories of J.F. Powers (New York Review Books Classics)

J.F. Powers


Hailed via Frank O'Connor as considered one of "the maximum dwelling storytellers," J. F. Powers, who died in 1999, stands with Eudora Welty, Flannery O'Connor, and Raymond Carver one of the authors who've given the fast tale an unmistakably American solid. In 3 slender collections of completely crafted tales, released over a interval of a few thirty years and taken jointly right here in one quantity for the 1st time, Powers wrote approximately many stuff: baseball and jazz, race riots and lynchings, the good melancholy, and the flight to the suburbs. His maximum topic, however—and one who used to be uniquely his—was the lifetime of clergymen in Chicago and the Midwest. Powers's completely human monks, who comprise do-gooders, gladhanders, wheeler-dealers, petty tyrants, or even the extraordinary saint, fight to maintain with the Joneses in a rustic unabashedly dedicated to consumption.

These fantastically written, deeply sympathetic, and extremely humorous tales are an unforgettable checklist of the precarious balancing act that's American life.

Table of Contents
The Lord's Day
The Trouble
Lions, Harts, jumping Does
Jamesie
He do not Plant Cotton
The Forks
Renner
The Valiant Woman
The Eye
The outdated chook, A Love Story
Prince of Darkness
Dawn
Death of a Favorite
The terrible Thing
The satan was once the Joke
A wasting Game
Defection of a Favorite
Zeal
Blue Island
The Presence of Grace
Look How the Fish Live
Bill
Folks
Keystone
One of Them
Moonshot
Priestly Fellowship
Farewell
Pharisees
Tinkers

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