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Stories of Erskine Caldwell

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This collection of 96 stories presents the best of Erskine Caldwell's short fiction from his most productive period of work. Included here is Crown-Fire, Country Full of Swedes, The Windfall, Horse Thief, Yellow Girl and Kneel to the Rising Sun.
Hardcover, 664 pages
Published December 31st 1996 by University of Georgia Press (first published 1953)
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Nov 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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What I have is another strange little book produced by Russians during the U.S.S.R., so some stories in the description are missing. Caldwell's father was a Presbyterian minister, and the stories I have, to a letter, are morality plays, with an extra serving of melodrama for the hot weather.

Sometimes the message seems so hamfisted, you'd think it had been hammered there by a far more liberal David Cameron. Sometimes you just want to say, in the old country way, "In a pig's ear!", as with the sli
Mar 03, 2008 rated it really liked it
I really cant get enough of Caldwell- I wish he were alive so i could stalk him
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Jan 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
In addition to his three novels (God’s Little Acre, Tobacco Road and Gretta), I’ve now read his collected short stories.

I said in my review of Gretta at the end of last year that Caldwell was the master of character development. I’m now prepared to add to that accolade that he’s also the maestro of word choice and sentence structure. By that, I mean that he would seem to feel (or hear) the appropriate rhythm for each story he tells.

One thing Caldwell does — and does remarkably well — is use
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Apr 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Powerful, tragic, comic, subhuman, human, joyful, horrifying, touching, tender, and sad.
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کالدول، زبانی صمیمی دارد، انگار کنارتان نشسته باشد، و به سادگی حکایتی را روایت کند بی آن که قصد قصه گویی داشته باشد.
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Erskine Preston Caldwell was an American author. His writings about poverty, racism and social problems in his native South won him critical acclaim, but they also made him controversial among fellow Southerners of the time who felt he was holding the region up to ridicule.
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