9781590170052

Randall Jarrell's Book of Stories

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    9781590170052

  • ISBN10:

    1590170059

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2002-06-30
  • Publisher: NYRB Classics

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Summary

Storytelling as a fundamental human impulse, one that announces itself at the moment, hidden in infancy, that dreams beginthis is what the poet and critic Randall Jarrell set out to illuminate in this extraordinary book. Here Jarrell presents ballads, parables, anecdotes, and legends along with some of the finest work of Chekhov, Babel, Elizabeth Bowen, Isak Dinesen, Kafka, Peter Taylor, and Katherine Anne Porter. This wonderful anthology, with its celebrated introductory essay, enlarges and deepens our perception of the storyteller's art and its central place in the world of our feelings. Contents RANDALL JARRELL: Introduction FRANZ KAFKA: A Country Doctor ANTON CHEKHOV: Gusev RAINER MARIA RILKE: The Wrecked Houses; The Big Thing ROBERT FROST: The Witch of Coos GIOVANNI VERGA: La Lupa NIKOLAI GOGOL: The Nose ELIZABETH BOWEN: Her Table Spread LUDWIG TIECK: Fair Eckbert BERTOLT BRECHT: Concerning the Infanticide, Marie Farrar LEO TOLSTOY: The Three Hermits PETER TAYLOR: What You Hear from 'Em? HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN: The Fir Tree KATHERINE ANNE PORTER: He ANONYMOUS: The Red King and the Witch ANTON CHEKHOV: Rothschild's Fiddle THE BROTHERS GRIMM: Cat and Mouse in Partnership E. M. FORSTER: The Story of the Siren THE BOOK OF JONAH FRANZ KAFKA: The Bucket-Rider SAINT-SIMON: The Death of Monseigneur ISAAC BABEL: Awakening CHUANG T'ZU: Five Anecdotes HUGO VON HOFMANNSTHAL: A Tale of the Cavalry WILLIAM BLAKE: The Mental Traveller D. H. LAWRENCE: Samson and Delilah LEO TOLSTOY: The Porcelain Doll IVAN TURGENEV: Byezhin Prairie WILLIAM WORDSWORTH: The Ruined Cottage FRANK O'CONNOR: Peasants ISAK DINESEN: Sorrow-Acre

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
A Country Doctor
3(8)
Franz Kafka
Gusev
11(16)
Anton Chekhov
The Wrecked Houses; The Big Thing
27(14)
Rainer Maria Rilke
The Witch of Coos
41(6)
Robert Frost
La Lupa
47(6)
Giovanni Verga
The Nose
53(32)
Nikolai Gogol
Her Table Spread
85(10)
Elizabeth Bowen
Fair Eckbert
95(20)
Ludwig Tieck
Concerning the Infanticide, Marie Farrar
115(4)
Bertolt Brecht
The Three Hermits
119(8)
Leo Tolstoy
What You Hear from 'Em?
127(20)
Peter Taylor
The Fir Tree
147(10)
Hans Christian Andersen
He
157(12)
Katherine Anne Porter
Anonymous The Red King and the Witch
169(6)
Rothschild's Fiddle
175(12)
Anton Chekhov
The Brothers Grimm Cat and Mouse in Partnership
187(4)
The Story of the Siren
191(10)
E. M. Forster
THE BOOK OF JONAH 201(130)
The Bucket-Rider
205(4)
Franz Kafka
The Death of Monseigneur
209(18)
Saint-Simon
Awakening
227(8)
Isaac Babel
Five Anecdotes
235(6)
Chuang T'Zu
A Tale of the Cavalry
241(10)
Hugo Von Hofmannsthal
The Mental Traveller
251(4)
William Blake
Samson and Delilah
255(20)
D. H. Lawrence
The Porcelain Doll
275(6)
Leo Tolstoy
Byezhin Prairie
281(24)
Ivan Turgenev
The Ruined Cottage
305(16)
William Wordsworth
Peasants
321(10)
Frank O'Connor
Sorrow-Acre
331
Isak Dinesen

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