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Taylor, Peter 1917-1994

Overview
Works: 275 works in 658 publications in 9 languages and 22,905 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Interviews  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Signer, Former owner, Inscriber
Classifications: PS3539.A9633, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Peter Taylor
A summons to Memphis by Peter Taylor( Book )
46 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,884 libraries worldwide
When Phillip Carver is asked by his sisters to help avert their widower father's impending marriage to a younger women, he is forced to confront his domineering siblings, a controlling patriarch, and a flood of memories from his deeply troubled past
The collected stories of Peter Taylor by Peter Taylor( Book )
49 editions published between 1940 and 2009 in English and held by 1,590 libraries worldwide
The old forest and other stories by Peter Taylor( Book )
29 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 1,537 libraries worldwide
Fourteen tales of domestic life in the south during the thirties and forties
Randall Jarrell, 1914-1965 by Robert Lowell( Book )
10 editions published between 1967 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,306 libraries worldwide
Critical essays about Jarrell's poetry, his personal memoirs, and poems about him by admirers
In the Tennessee country by Peter Taylor( Book )
12 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and Chinese and held by 1,078 libraries worldwide
A fictionalized biography of a Southern art historian with particular attention to the gentlemanly Confederacy. By the author of The Oracle at Stoneleigh Court
In the Miro District and other stories by Peter Taylor( Book )
26 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in English and German and held by 1,024 libraries worldwide
The oracle at Stoneleigh Court : stories by Peter Taylor( Book )
16 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and French and held by 849 libraries worldwide
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Summons to Memphis, here is a haunting new collection of stories that examine lost love, retribution, second chances, human perversities ... and ghosts. Peter Taylor draws us again into a world that he has made distinctively his own in his fiction, the comfortable society of affluent Tennesseeans - men and women of good character, with a sense of family, of style, and an awareness of the past that has shaped them. Yet for all their rootedness, other forces - often alien - intervene to change the course of fate in these entrancing, often chilling tales. In the long title story, we see the widow of a Tennessee congressman, long established in Washington, D.C., making ruthless use of her unearthly powers to play matchmaker for her shy young nephew. In "Demons," a young boy hears voices that others do not (and which foretell his cousin's ruin). "The Witch of Owl Mountain Springs" is an aged spinster who carries out her revenge on the man who betrayed her when she was young and beautiful. In "An Overwhelming Question," a young engaged couple get too caught up in a game of cat and mouse over whether or not to remain chaste before their honeymoon. A reserved young man undergoes a mysterious change of personality after he accompanies the body of his uncle on a funeral train (a story that forms part of Peter Taylor's forthcoming novel about Cousin Aubrey). In another story, told as a one-act play, a brother and sister are visited by the ghost of their father - but it is a very different ghost each one sees. Who is the real one? These and other dark questions surface and alter our consciousness in this rare and marvelous collection by a master teller of tales
A woman of means by Peter Taylor( Book )
26 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 692 libraries worldwide
A novel set in the South of the 1920s that relates the experiences of Quintus Dudley's adolescence after his widowed father marries the wealthy Mrs. Lauterbach who gradually descends into a tragic mental illness
Conversations with Peter Taylor by Peter Taylor( Book )
9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 527 libraries worldwide
The widows of Thornton by Peter Taylor( Book )
13 editions published between 1951 and 1994 in English and Swedish and held by 496 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories about several families who, although now living in different cities, all started out in Thornton, Tennessee, and whose women share a sense of hanging onto the customs and social roles of their southern origins while the men move onto new lives
Happy families are all alike; a collection of stories by Peter Taylor( Book )
16 editions published between 1959 and 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 479 libraries worldwide
Miss Leonora when last seen, and fifteen other stories by Peter Taylor( Book )
9 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 467 libraries worldwide
Presences; seven dramatic pieces by Peter Taylor( Book )
8 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 345 libraries worldwide
A long Fourth, and other stories by Peter Taylor( Book )
13 editions published between 1948 and 1949 in English and held by 311 libraries worldwide
Tennessee Day in St. Louis, a comedy by Peter Taylor( Book )
4 editions published between 1956 and 1957 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
A stand in the mountains by Peter Taylor( Book )
8 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
The best American short stories, 1960 : and the Yearbook of the American short story by Martha Foley( Book )
1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
The old forest The hand of Emmagene by Peter Taylor( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
"A girl is missing. She had been with Nat in a minor car accident, and now his fiancee must find her. The reason has to do with love, tradition, and a woman's power. 'The hand of Emmagene' is a story with a slightly different tone. Emmagene has come from the country to stay with her city relatives. Extremely religious, she is troubled by an unknown conflict when she begins dating boys from home"--Container
The best American short stories, 1945, and the yearbook of the American short story by Martha Foley( Book )
1 edition published in 1945 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
The old forest by Peter Taylor( Book )
11 editions published between 1979 and 1992 in English and Italian and held by 74 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Hillsman Taylor, Peter
Peter Taylor écrivain américain
Peter Taylor US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Petrus Taylor
Taylor, Paul Matthew Hillsman.
Taylor, Paul Matthew Hillsman 1917-1994
Taylor, Peter
Taylor Peter 1917-1994
Taylor, Peter Hillsman.
Taylor, Peter Hillsman, 1917-
Taylor, Peter Hillsman 1917-1994
Taylor, Peter spisatelj
Tejlor, Piter
テイラー, ピーター
Languages
English (327)
Italian (5)
French (4)
Swedish (4)
German (3)
Hungarian (3)
Spanish (3)
Dutch (2)
Chinese (1)
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