Vintage Colorado short stories: when past met present

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University Press of Colorado, 1997 - Fiction - 191 pages
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Vintage Colorado Short Stories: When Past Met Present features thirteen stories that explore the Centennial State from the late nineteenth century into the early 1900s and through the Great Depression, World War II, and the Cold War fifties. Set in different locations around the state such as Berthoud Pass, Baca County, the Great Sand Dunes, Boulder, Trinidad, and Denver, the stories in this collection capture Colorado in all its guises. To help in placing the writer and their work in the proper historical perspective, vivid introductions and afterwords for each tale are included.

Writers included are Sanora Babb, Verlin Cassil, Marie Chay, John Fante, Steve Frazee, Joe Hansen, William M.John, Florence Crannell Means, Damon Runyon, Wilbur Daniel Steele, Bert Stiles, Chauncey Thomas, and Frank X. Tolbert. Poems by John Van Male and Alan Swallow are included to open and close the anthology.

Vintage Colorado Short Stories: When Past Met Present is the companion volume to Where Past Meets Present: Modern Colorado Short Stories(UPC, 1994). The previous volume is a collection of short stories of the post-World War II era. Together, these two highly readable fiction collections provide a pleasing representative sampling of twentieth century Colorado short stories. Anyone enamored with Colorado will appreciate these volumes that so eloquently celebrate our state.

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