The Old Man at the Railroad Crossing: And Other Tales (Nonpareil Books)

The Old Man at the Railroad Crossing: And Other Tales (Nonpareil Books) by William Maxwell 0879236760 9780879236762
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Unique among William Maxwells celebrated books, and the sixth Nonpareil volume in Godines campaign to restore his work to general circulation, the twenty-nine tales of this adroit collection have a time-lessness that marry them to the ancient tradition of the tale told aloud. While modern enough in locale and context, they are as old as humanity itself in what concerns them. They are always carried by the voice of the storyteller and so depend as folk and fairy tales do on the magic of the speaking human voice, on human experience brought to essences, and on the quick and deft detail. Such telling is fraught with great dangers but not where, as with William Maxwell, artistry long proven prevails. Book jacket.

Author: William Maxwell

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 175

Publisher: David R. Godine, Publisher

Publication Date: 1987-05-01

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