The Man who Loved Attending Funerals and Other Stories

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Pearson Education, 1993 - Fiction - 178 pages
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"Frank Collymore was at the centre of the West Indian literary renaissance of the forties and fifties. He was a master of the short story, bringing together a mordant wit and a sympathetic understanding of human failings to tackle subjects ranging from the eccentric to the psychotic." "This collection includes 'Shadows', a sombre depiction of alienation, a satirical dissection of social climbing in 'RSVP to Mrs Bush-Hall', and in 'The Snag' a young boy's growing pains are written about with gentle irony."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Born in Barbados in 1883, Collymore edited a literary magazine, Bim , which gave many West Indian writers an outlet for their work. This volume collects for the first time 18 short stories he himself ... Read full review

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i remember reading this book when i was a was one of my favorites..the shock these stories inspired in my young mind were very..growth inspiring i would say..the exalted author is really one of the greatest that i have encountered todate..he has such a surreal way with words as to capture the imagination without effort..alas my favourite book was worn down to dust from my overreading..i had hoped that i would find its ebook online but it is such a pain to be disappointed..i shall settle for a review..for now!!! 


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