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In the Miro District and Other Stories

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This collection of four prose and four intimately told verse stories was first published in 1977, and the following year Peter Taylor was given the Gold Medal Award for the short story by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Set mostly in Nashville and Memphis amid Taylor's fictional genteel Tennessee society, these tales belie serene manners and lovely ...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by Lsu Press (first published 1977)
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Koen Kop
Jan 12, 2015 Koen Kop rated it it was ok
I read four of the eight stories: the first three, and the last and longest one, the title story. Then I'd had enough of a taste. Well-written, in good plain unembellished English, with a subject matter that is interesting enough - human frailty leading to the deterioration of relationships; but somehow they didn't grab me, and I found myself getting impatient towards the middle. These tales are simply not on a level with those told by, say, Erskine Caldwell or (my idol) John Steinbeck.
Caitlin
Aug 16, 2012 Caitlin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nashvillians, Tennesseans
Recommended to Caitlin by: Dad
I enjoyed it, but not as much as I thought I was going to after reading the first story. His writing is excellent, his characters well constructed and 'sense of place' is on-point, and yet, I never really found my groove with this collection. Yes, I enjoyed it, but I doubt that I will read it again. Although, it had made me very interested to read A Summons To Memphis.
Jo Ann Hall
Aug 13, 2009 Jo Ann Hall rated it it was amazing
I have to wonder how I've missed Peter Taylor all these years--lovely stories about the South during the early twentieth century.
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Mar 12, 2012 Terry rated it it was amazing
wonderful....love the poems
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Peter Matthew Hillsman Taylor was a U.S. author and writer. Considered to be one of the finest American short story writers, Taylor's fictional milieu is the urban South. His characters, usually middle or upper class people, often are living in a time of change and struggle to discover and define their roles in society.
Peter Taylor also wrote three novels, including A Summons to Memphis in 1986, f
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