Short Stories by Irwin Shaw
Five Decades (Phoenix Fiction)

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Irwin Shaw’s collection of powerful stories that set the standard for post-war American authors
Irwin Shaw was a star of the New Yorker’s fiction pages in the 1930s and ’40s. His prose helped shape the landscape of post-war fiction, and his work drew from a remarkable life that spanned from American football fields to European battlefields, Broadway to Hollywood, Depression-era saloons to the McCarthy hearings. Among these sixty-three stories are iconic works such as “The Eighty-Yard Run,” a tale of an American dream crippled on Black Monday, and “Main Currents in American Thought,” in which a hack radio copywriter is tormented by the glitz of show business. Through the decades, Shaw’s writing —as demonstrated in these pages—maintains the  clear-eyed  moral purpose, rich in wit and startling insight, of a tough kid with a philosopher’s soul.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Irwin Shaw including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

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Irwin Shaw (1913-1984) grew up in New York City and graduated from Brooklyn College in 1934. He is the playwright of Bury the Dead, and the author of twelve novels, among them Rich Man, Poor Man, The Troubled Air, Nightwork, Acceptable Losses, Evening in Byzantium and The Young Lions, the last published by the University of Chicago Press.
Published February 26, 2013 by Open Road Media. 784 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Story Magazine's Martha Foley carries on the O'Brien tradition with a collection made in his manner, with the same criteria of fine writing and a true sense of the contemporary, but, it seems to me, a better sense of entertainment value.

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