The Stories of Erskine Caldwell

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University of Georgia Press, 1996 - Fiction - 664 pages
This collection of ninety-six stories was first published in 1953 and presents the best of Erskine Caldwell's short fiction from his most productive period of work. Included is "Crown-Fire," which James Dickey praised as "the best story in the language," and such personal favorites of Caldwell as "Country Full of Swedes," "The Windfall," "Horse Thief," "Yellow Girl," and "Kneel to the Rising Sun."
 

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In addition to his three novels (God’s Little Acre, Tobacco Road and Gretta), I’ve now read his collected short stories. I said in my review of Gretta at the end of last year that Caldwell was the ... Read full review

Contents

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Evening in Nuevo Leon An 365
119
August Afternoon 439
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Grass Fire The 402
193
Autumn Courtship An 534
224
Balm of Gilead 352
286
Indian Summer 496
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Joe Craddocks Old Woman
363
John the Indian and George Hopkins 165
376
Mammas Little Girl
391
Man and Woman 18
448
CandyMan Beechum 23
459
Daughter 235
490
Day the Presidential Candidate Came to Ciudad Tamaulipas The 75
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Mating of Marjorie The
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Erskine Caldwell (1903-1987) was born in Newnan, Georgia. He became one of America's most widely read, prolific, and critically debated writers, with a literary output of more than sixty titles. At the time of his death, Caldwell's books had sold eighty million copies worldwide in more than forty languages. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1984.

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