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New Directions has long published poet William Carlos Williams' entire body of short fiction as The Farmers' Daughters (1961). This new edition of The Collected Stories of William Carlos Williams contains all fifty-two stories combining the early collections The Knife of the Times (1932), Life…read more

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With a preface written by the author especially for this edition, this is the complete collection of stories by Eudora Welty. Including the earlier collections A Curtain of Green , The Wide Net , The Golden Apples , and The Bride of the Innisfallen , as well as previously uncollected ones, these…read more

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One of the greatest French novelists, Balzac was also an accomplished writer of shorter fiction. This volume includes twelve of his finest short stories - many of which feature characters from his epic series of novels the Comédie Humaine . Compelling tales of acute social and psychological…read more

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One of our most imaginative and accomplished writers, Angela Carter left behind a dazzling array of work: essays, citicism, and fiction. But it is in her short stories that her extraordinary talents—as a fabulist, feminist, social critic, and weaver of tales—are most penetratingly…read more

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The years 1930 to 1955 marked a high point in the fortunes of the English short story. Reflecting some of the best writing of the period, this volume includes stories by such well-known authors as Virginia Woolf, C. S. Forester, Evelyn Waugh, and Graham Green. Cleverly depicted characters, and…read more

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Concerned with the shifting notions of identity as they are grasped by children, adolescents, and young men, this collection includes such poised and witty tales as “Early Morning Rabbits,” “Keys and Watercress,” and the title novella. Variety and reality is heightened by the…read more

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Carson McCullers - novelist, dramatist, poet - was at the peak of her powers as a writer of short fiction. Here are nineteen stories that explore her signature themes: wounded adolescence, loneliness in marriage, and the tragicomedy of life in the South. Here too are The Member of the Wedding" and…read more

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In addition to the novels and the diaries that have won her posthumous acclaim, Dawn Powell wrote hundreds of short stories over the course of half a century. Sunday, Monday and Always , initially published in 1952, was the author's own personal selection of her best work in the form. This new,…read more

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Combining traditional myth, oral history and re-worked European legend to depict an ancient realm of heroism and wonder, the seven tales collected here are among the most fantastical of all the Norse romances. Powerfully inspired works of Icelandic imagination, they relate intriguing, often…read more

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Eighty-one masterpieces by the world's best writers—a surprising, irresistible collection of short stories from around the world.read more

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In the words of the late Walker Percy, William Gass is a “totally committed, totally uncompromising, and extraordinarily gifted writer.” His latest work is a suite of four novellas that explore Mind, Matter, and God.In the title story, God is a writer in a constant state of fumble, Mind…read more

Night Swimming: Stories

by Pete Fromm|

September 30, 2000

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Filled with admiration for his characters and the hope they bring to their day to day dilemmas, Night Swimming has affirmed Pete Fromm's reputation as one of the nation's best writers.read more