The World Treasury of Love Stories

The World Treasury of Love Stories

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This memorable collection of love stories ranges widely over cultures and periods, with love itself defined broadly. Though the majority of the stories deal with romantic love, the anthology is not confined to it. Stories are included that highlight, for example, the love between parents and children, the love of friends (Gloria Naylor's Etta Mae Johnson), even the love of animals (Balzac's Passion in the Desert). Women writers, and various ethnic traditions are strongly represented, as well as important gay writers. Including a wide range of acclaimed modern authors such as Gloria Naylor, Muriel Spark, and Eudora Welty, the Treasury presents love as seen through the eyes of Dante, Lawrence, Joyce, Nabokov, and many others.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 768 pages
  • 162 x 234 x 48mm | 1,020.58g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195093615
  • 9780195093612

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"A bounteous feast of love stories--old favorites as well as delightful surprises--to assuage even the most insatiable reader's appetite."--Eileen Simpson, author of Poets in Their Youth"Whatever definition of love the reader brings to this book, it is sure to be challenged, enlarged, and ultimately enriched by this wonderfully diverse selection of stories, put into illuminating context by editor Lucy Rosenthao. A reference book for the heart."--Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey, author of A Woman of Independent Means"It's a pleasure to encounter this subtle and surprising selection, which brings together old friends with out-of-the-way treasures. The editor's intelligent comments throughout help weave together this anthology of individual gems into a very satisfying whole."--Phillip Lopate, author of Bachelorhood: Tales of the Metropolis"A wonderful book! This is a subject that one should never tire of reading about in a world seemingly preoccupied with so much hate. It is the noblest of subjects."--Fannie Flagg, lauthor of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe"Each of these 38 love stories creates its own little center of gravity, spinning in orbit and geared to attract those readers who will most love it."--Newsdayshow more

About Lucy Rosenthal

About the Editor: Lucy Rosenthal is the author of the novel The Ticket Out, and editor of the anthology Great American Love Stories.show more

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