New Selected Stories

Alice Munro

New Selected Stories

A new selection of Alice Munro’s short stories spanning her last five collections: The Love of a Good Woman; Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage; Runaway; The View from Castle Rock; and Too Much Happiness 4.1 out of 5 based on 4 reviews
New Selected Stories

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Classification Fiction
Genre General Fiction
Format Hardcover
Pages 448
RRP £18.99
Date of Publication September 2011
ISBN 978-0701179885
Publisher Chatto & Windus
 

A new selection of Alice Munro’s short stories spanning her last five collections: The Love of a Good Woman; Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage; Runaway; The View from Castle Rock; and Too Much Happiness

Read an extract from the book on The Times website

Read The Omnivore's roundup for TOO MUCH HAPPINESS.

Reviews

The Sunday Times

Sarah Churchill

Munro is so good that one gropes for superlatives. Her stories are superbly crafted, written in the kind of crystalline sentences that look easy until you try to produce one. Her intelligence is ferocious and hardheaded, but her imagination is profoundly sympathetic.

18/09/2011

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The Times

Tom Gatti

For those new to Alice Munro, this selection is an excellent starting point, less daunting than the crowded Selected Stories — and in the even weighting of three stories from each collection, it preserves some of the previous books’ internal echoes. Reading New Selected Stories, the depth of those caves continues to astound. At 80 Munro is still one of our most fearless explorers of the human being, as she descends, time and again, headlamp on full beam, pickaxe and butter-knife at the ready.

10/09/2011

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The Daily Telegraph

Catherine Humble

Munro’s writing does what proper literature should do – plunges you into reality in all its knotty complexities.

23/09/2011

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The New Statesman

Leo Robson

... even when offered in a more highly managed, flattering context, her stories have weaknesses, among them a wilful withholding of detail and a reliance on easily earned expressions of feeling ... But enough griping. Munro, though her one-time under-appreciation has now been over-corrected, is an astute and lavishly confident writer, her clean, well-shaped sentences delivering a near-constant supply of stinging insight, together with moments of wonderful soft-fingered grace.

23/09/2011

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