A Very Pleasant Evening With Stevie Smith: Selected Shorter Prose by Stevie Smith
A Very Pleasant Evening With Stevie Smith: Selected Shorter Prose
Author: Stevie Smith
Book title: A Very Pleasant Evening With Stevie Smith: Selected Shorter Prose
ISBN: 0811212955
ISBN13: 978-0811212953
Format: pdf, fb2, epub
Pages:
Publisher: New Directions; First Edition edition (June 1, 1995)
Language: English
Size pdf version: 1390 kb
Size epub version: 1363 kb
Rating: 4.2 ✪
Votes: 270
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Poetry
A great poet and novelist (Novel on Yellow Paper), Stevie Smith also wrote delightful short prose. And here, in A Very Pleasant Evening with Stevie Smith, is the very best of it: eight stories and four essays mixing throw-away charm and deadly sophistication. Her stories delight and surprise; her essays defend favorite subjects, such as cats and the suburbs. "Life in the suburbs is richer at the lower levels. At these levels people are not self-conscious at all, they are at liberty to be as eccentric as they please, they do not know they are eccentric."