This paperback edition of David Constantine's Selected Stories, originally named among Kirkus Reviews' Best Story Collections of 2015, features "In Another Country," the tale that inspired the Academy Award–nominated feature film 45 Years. Constantine's work is acclaimed for its pristine emotional clarity, spare but intensely evocative dialogue, and timeless, enduring appeal.
David Constantine is an award-winning writer, poet, and translator. His debut North American novel, The Life-Writer, will be published in the fall of 2016.
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The first North American publication by one of the greatest living fiction masters, In Another Country spans David Constantine?s remarkable 30-year career. Known for their pristine emotional clarity, their spare but intensely evocative dialogue, and their fearless exposures of the heart in moments of defiance, change, resistance, flight, isolation, and redemption, these stories demonstrate again and again Constantine?s timeless and enduring appeal.About the Author:
David Constantine is an award-winning short story writer, poet, and translator. The title story of his North American debut collection of short fiction, In Another Country: Selected Stories (Biblioasis, 2015) was adapted into the Academy Award-nominated feature film 45 Years. He is the author of one previous novel, Davies, as well as four collections of short stories in the UK, including Back at the Spike, Under the Dam, The Shieling, and the winner of the 2013 Frank O’Connor Award, Tea at the Midland and Other Stories. His collections of poetry include Caspar Hauser, The Pelt of Wasps, Something for the Ghosts (shortlisted for the Whitbread Poetry Prize), Collected Poems, and Nine Fathom Deep. He is also a translator of Hölderlin, Brecht, Goethe, Kleist, Michaux, and Jaccottet. He lives in Oxford, where until 2012 he edited Modern Poetry in Translation with his wife Helen.
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