Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules
Simon and Schuster, Apr 4, 2005 - Fiction - 352 pages
A must-have for the fans of the New York Times bestselling author of Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris, a collection of his favorite short fiction from Flannery O'Connor to Tobias Wolff.
David Sedaris is an exceptional reader. Alone in his apartment, he reads stories aloud to the point he has them memorized. Sometimes he fantasizes that he wrote them. Sometimes, when they’re his very favorite stories, he’ll fantasize about reading them in front of an audience and taking credit for them. The audience in these fantasies always loves him and gives him the respect he deserves.
David Sedaris didn’t write the stories in Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules . But he did read them. And he liked them enough to hand pick them for this collection of short fiction. Featuring such notable writers as Lorrie Moore, Alice Munro, Joyce Carol Oates, Jean Thompson, and Tobias Wolff, Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules includes some of the most influential and talented short story writers, contemporary and classic.
Perfect for fans who suffer from Sedaris fever, Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules will tide them over and provide relief.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - yougotamber - LibraryThing
I love David Sedaris and I went to see him live... he recommended some books to read and then I found this collection he compiled. I am not a huge fan of short stories. I like them only if the story ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - melydia - LibraryThing
A friend gave me this, as we are both Sedaris fans. None of this is his work (save the introduction, which was on par with most of his better essays), but I decided to trust his judgment and try ... Read full review
Gryphon Charles Baxter
Interpreter of Maladies Jhumpa Lahiri
The Garden Party Katherine Mansfield
Half a Grapefruit Alice Munro
Applause Applause Jean Thompson
I Know What Im Doing About All the Attention Ive Been Getting Frank Gannon
The Girl with the Blackened Eye Joyce Carol Oates
Canonical Babbling in Peed Onk Lorrie Moore
Revelation Flannery OConnor
In the Cemetery Where Al Jolsen Is Buried Amy Hempel
Cosmopolitan Akhil Sharma
Irish Girl Tim Johnston
Bullet in the Brain Tobias Wolff
About 826NYC Sarah Vowell
Where the Door Is Always Open and the Welcome Mat Is Out Patricia Highsmith
The Best of Betty Jincy Willett
Song of the Shirt 1941 Dorothy Parker