Publication Date: 07/06/2018 ISBN: 9781784706647 Category:

The Complete Stories

Anita Desai

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication Date: 07/06/2018 ISBN: 9781784706647 Category:
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The Complete Stories gathers together Anita Desai’s short story collections Diamond Dust and Games at Twilight and the novellas of The Artist of Disappearance, with a new preface from the author. From the icy suburbs of Canada to the overcrowded B&Bs of Cornwall, via the hill towns and cities of India, Anita Desai observes human behaviour unflinchingly but not unkindly, recognising our ordinariness and our strangeness, and capturing both with quiet precision.

Publisher Review

Anita Desai is one of the most brilliant and subtle writers ever to have described the meeting of eastern and western culture -- Alison Lurie All her stories are full of a confidence in human nature that is a rarity and a pleasure to encounter * Spectator * To compare Anita Desai's fiction with that of Chekhov or the short stories of Tolstoy is not extravagant; it is entirely warranted * Irish Times * Anita Desai is one of the greats of the modern short story ... The whole collection breathes old-style quality -- Phil Baker * The Sunday Times *

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