The Southern Woman
New and Selected Fiction
By Elizabeth Spencer
(Modern Library, Hardcover, 9780679642183, 480pp.)
Publication Date: July 31, 2001
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Since 1944, when she published her first story, Elizabeth Spencer has been acclaimed as a writer of short fiction in the great tradition of Welty, Chopin, and Mansfield. The Southern Woman: New and Selected Fiction, her first collection in almost fifteen years, restores to print the author's most masterful stories and novellasincluding "The Light in the Piazza" - and publishes more than ten new stories for the first time. This collection celebrates a six-decade career devoted to the art of the story and the novella - a literary event for the lover of short fiction.
Elizabeth Spencer is the author of more than a dozen collections of stories and novels. Born in 1921 in Carrollton, Mississippi, she currently lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.