A leading figure in modern southern literature, described byNewsweekas "one of the best American storytellers," Peter Taylor secured a national following through his long relationship with theNew Yorkerand his widely read volumes from the 1980s,The Old Forest and Other StoriesandA Summons to Memphis. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author's portrayals of the battles of strong-willed fathers and mothers with their equally strong-willed sons are at the center of his achievement in fiction.
David Robinson presents Taylor as a writer deeply concerned with the interworkings of family relationships, and emphasizes his role as chronicler of the shifts in southern culture in this century.World of Relationsprovides an important critical assessment of the work of one of the South's greatest writers, and includes the first extensive critical discussion of Taylor's last two works,The Oracle of Stoneleigh Court(1993) andIn the Tennessee Country(1994).
Subjects: Language & Literature
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