One of the elder statesmen of the irish literary world, he was widely regarded as one of the greatest contemporary writers of short stories in the english language. He won the whitbread prize three times and was nominated five times for the booker prize, the last for his novel love and summer, which was also shortlisted for the international dublin literary award in 2011. William trevor was an irish novelist, playwright and short story writer. William faulkner, collected stories literature save 2.
It is less than 2,000 words and in its brevity you almost feel trevor foregoing the slow play of narrative for a kind of thematic directness, as if mortality had made him impatient. William trevor s last published story, the piano teachers pupil, is a lovely valediction, and a coda to his best work even the title recalls the piano tuners wives. William trevor was born in mitchelstown, county cork, in 1928, and spent his childhood in provincial ireland. Selected stories by william trevor pdf for free englishpdf. In editing an anthology of irish short stories, william trevor defines the genre of short fiction as.
William trevor kbe was an irish novelist, playwright and short story writer. A collection of short stories from celebrated author william trevor. He wrote several collections of short stories that were well received. Whether she appeared on the promenade or at school or in my aunts house or our house, close to me or at a distance, she. Reading short stories 2 william trevors the virgins gift. Shed been impulsive once upon a time, hasty and not caring that she was. A new definitive collection of trevors short stories in two volumes, including. William trevor different clothes, and growing up as i was growing up. One of the elder statesmen of the irish literary world, he was widely regarded as one of the. In the first of a series of exclusive short stories, william trevor tells of a tutor and his young pupil, whose lives are thrown into turmoil when they meet up again years later published.
The collected stories by william trevor 1992, hardcover. Its one of the most treasured books in my library, an. William trevor kbe 24 may 1928 20 november 2016 was an irish novelist, playwright and. A collection of short stories from celebrated author william trevor in which he shines a light on the daytoday life of ireland and its citizens. It doesnt select anything, strictly speaking, but merely assembles the stories from william trevor s last four collections, so that in. The title of this hefty volume is a little misleading. William trevor is one of the most renowned figures in contemporary literature, described as the greatest living writer of short stories in the english language by the new yorker and acclaimed for his haunting and profound insights into the human heart. With a career that spanned more than half a century, william trevor is regarded as one of the best writers of short stories in the english language.393 84 220 127 44 1476 1151 1129 1244 139 1281 259 468 1489 950 1182 912 1344 1210 679 976 1477 1193 552 1047 1192 1511 658 766 94 134 204 836 11 1059 1081