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A bright green field,and other stories 1 edition

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Anna Kavan's earlier short stories are already regarded by prominent critics as classics. Her volumes of stories Asylyum Piece and I am Lazarus established her in the front rank of English writers, and admirers of her work will not be disappointed with this new collection. The title story is allegorical writing at its best, and bears the stamp of the author's compulsive power. In contrast, the other stores, like Happy Name, The Birds Dancing and New and Splendid, show her grasp of the conflict between dream and reality, and an acute awareness of human dignity constantly threatened by insensitive unkindness. Ice Storm and The End of Something, in their delicate evocation of mood, stand as testament to Miss Kavan's wide range. (From the book jacket, first british edition published in 1958).

Stories in this Edition: A Bright Green Field, Annunciation, Happy Name, One of the Hot Spots, Ice Storm, Mouse, Shoes, The End of Something, The Birds Dancing, Christmas Wishes, A Visit fo the Sleepmaster, Lonely Unholy Short, All Saints, New and Splendid.


I was only a schoolboy at the time, but I shall never
forget my first glimpse of the High City, or the stimulating
sensation, like the tips of countless pincneedles lightly
pricking my skin, of the tonic air, full of electricity,
after the enervating boardship atmosphere in which I
had been living for some days. The death of both my
parents in a road accident had left, nothing but debts, so
that I couldn’t travel by air, as almost everyone did who
came to this new town, so unlike anything I had ever
seen before, where I was about to begin a new and splen—
did life, thanks to an unknown rich uncle, who had
always been a sort of family fable, and had now offered
to take responsibility for me.
added by Catherine Lenoble. "First paragraph of the last short story New and Splendid : the arrival in NY, the High City."
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A bright green field and other stories.
First edition

Published 1958 by Peter Owen in London .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Stories in this Edition:
. A Bright Green Field
. Annunciation
. Happy Name
. One of the Hot Spots
. Ice Storm
. Mouse, Shoes
. The End of Something
. The Birds Dancing
. Christmas Wishes
. A Visit fo the Sleepmaster
. Lonely Unholy Short
. All Saints
. New and Splendid


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