The Candles of Your Eyes

Author(s): James Purdy

Hardback fiction

"James Purdy is a marvel. His new collection of stories confirms the wacky elegance that has been Purdy's stock in the writing trade during a distinguished career that goes back to the middle '50s.... Splendid." Chicago Tribune "A heart antidote to the Yuppie boredom of most contemporary short fiction." Library Journal "James Purdy remains one of the truly singular voices in American fiction, and his new collection effectively reasserts that claim; he is-as ever- terrifying, insettling, bold, and an authentic narrative genius." Jere Real "This collection of fourteen stories from the veteran author of southern gothics has a delightful freshness and vitality... A superb storyteller." Publishers Weekly "It is a pleasure to find James Purdy's latest offerings, The Candles of Your Eyes and Thirteen Other Stories, peering out from behind the all to familiar stacks of designer paperbacks. Here is one writer who will not flinch in the face of the passion and horror churned up by our rich imaginations" New York Native


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780720606942
  • : Peter Owen Limited
  • : Peter Owen Limited
  • : 0.285
  • : April 2000
  • : ---length:- '22'width:- '14'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : James Purdy
  • : Hardback
  • : very good
  • : 153