My Mistress's Sparrow Is Dead by Jeffrey Eugenides
Great Love Stories, from Chekhov to Munro

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A wide-ranging and eclectic collection of short stories on the theme of love in its various forms: romantic, erotic, impossible, undying and exhausted. No other aspect of the human experience regularly inspires such an outpouring of poetry, prose and philosophy as love. From passionate declarations to clinical analysis, writers of every age have been fascinated, tormented and inspired by love. This beautifully produced collection of short stories will combine the best of contemporary and classic fiction on the theme of love, from Catullus to Alice Munro. Edited and introduced by the Pulitzer prize-winning author of 'Middlesex', this wonderfully heterodox look at love will include, amongst others, 'A Rose for Emily' by William Faulkner, 'The Lady with the Lapdog' by Anton Chekhov, and stories by Lorrie Moore, Milan Kundera and Guy de Maupassant. 'The Greatest Love Stories of All Time' will be the perfect gift for Valentine's Day 2008 -- elegant, covetable and timeless.
 

About Jeffrey Eugenides

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Jeffrey Eugenides was born in Detroit and attended Brown and Stanford Universities. His first novel, The Virgin Suicides, was published to great acclaim in 1993 and was made into a film directed by Sofia Coppola. His second novel, Middlesex, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
 
Published January 1, 2008 by Harper. 576 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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Eugenides (Middlesex, 2002, etc.) offers a perfect Valentine's Day gift for lovers of literary fiction.

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The article describes how colour can be used as a means of revealing hidden patterns within text - such as the works of Shakespeare.

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The Bookbag

His contention is that for a story to be a love story, as opposed to a story about love, either there must be a sparrow, or the sparrow must be dead.

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BookPage

The happy marriage, the requited love, the desire that never dims—these are lucky eventualities but they aren't love stories.

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