The Collected Stories
By Leonard Michaels
(Farrar Straus Giroux, Hardcover, 9780374126544, 403pp.)
Publication Date: May 29, 2007
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At every stage in his career, Michaels produced taut, spare tales of sex, love, and other adult intimacies: gossip, argument, friendship, guilt, rage. A fearless writer--"destructive, joyful, brilliant, purely creative," in the words of John Hawkes--Michaels probed his characters' motivations with brutal humor and startling frankness; his ear for the vernacular puts him in the company of Philip Roth, Grace Paley, and Bernard Malamud. Remarkable for its compression and cadences, his prose is nothing short of addictive.
"The Collected Stories "is a landmark.