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Fiction of the Fifties : A decade of American Writing stories selected and with an introduction by Herbert Gold

Fiction of the Fifties : A decade of American Writing stories selected and with an introduction by Herbert Gold


New York : Doubleday, 1959. First Edition. Stated. Hardcover. 383 pages ; 22 cm. $3.95 dust jacket with minimal wear. Pages are age toned and unmarked. Binding firm.

Fiction of the Fifties

FICTION OF THE FIFTIES is a personal, controversial selection of fifteen short stories by representative writers of the past decade. It is introduced by a provocative essay on fiction writing by Herbert Gold, one of America's most interesting literary figures.

Among the authors included are such contemporary masters as Saul Bellow, John *Cheever, J. F. Powers, Bernard Malamud, and Flannery O'Connor. The stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Partisan Review, Harper's, Kenyon Review, and other periodicals. There are both great variety in subject matter and style and an unusual amount of very good reading in this anthology, compiled by a sensitive critic who is also a writer.

If you are interested in trends in recent American fiction—or if you simply like well-written, absorbing stories—you will enjoy FICTION OF THE FIFTIES.

Herbert Gold was raised in Lakewood, Ohio. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from Columbia University, spent two years in France on a Fulbright fellowship, and a year in Haiti as a Buenos Aires Convention Fellow. He also received a Guggenheim Fellowship and an award in 1958 from the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and was a Hudson Review Fiction Fellow. Mr. Gold has taught at Wayne State University and Cornell. His stories have appeared in The Atlantic, Harper's, The New Yorker, and other magazines. A group of his short stories was included in Fifteen by Three, and others have been reprinted in anthologies, including the O. Henry Prize Stories. Mr. Gold's novels include Birth of a Hero, The Man Who Was Not with It, and The Optimist.

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