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Twice Told Tales: Stories

Twice Told Tales: Stories

by Daniel Stern

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Overview

Daniel Stern’s sparkling reinventions of six great literary works
Twice Told Tales
 is a new take on some of literature’s greatest stories. In a bravura performance, acclaimed novelist Daniel Stern channels the particular styles and spirits of six classic pieces—even the writings of Sigmund Freud—into unexpected new settings. E. M. Forster, Henry James, and Ernest Hemingway are updated in brilliantly drawn portraits, at once affectionate and satirical. Stern’s approach is deft and witty, yet always attentive to the timeless characters and ideas with which he works.


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ISBN-13: 9781480444225
Publisher: Open Road Media
Publication date: 09/24/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 154
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Daniel Stern (1928–2007) was an American novelist and scholar. Raised in New York City, he was an accomplished cellist and promising composer before he began his writing career. After graduating from the High School of Music and Art in New York, he earned positions with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Houston Symphony and played with renowned jazz musician Charlie Parker. He also served as the vice president of major media companies including Warner Bros. and CBS. In addition to publishing nine novels and three collections of short fiction, Stern also served as the editor of Hampton Shorts. As an author, Stern is celebrated for his explorations of post–World War II Jewish-American life; his novels’ formal experimentation; and, in the short-story genre, his innovation of the “twice-told tale.”
His writing won many awards throughout his career, including the International Prix du Souvenir from the Bergen Belsen Society and the French government; the Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; two Pushcart Prizes; two O. Henry Awards; and the honor of publication in The Best American Short Stories. In addition to serving on the faculty of the University of Houston’s creative writing program, he taught at Wesleyan, Pace, New York, and Harvard Universities.
Daniel Stern (1928–2007) was an American novelist and scholar. Raised in New York City, he was an accomplished cellist and promising composer before he began his writing career. After graduating from the High School of Music and Art in New York, he earned positions with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Houston Symphony and played with renowned jazz musician Charlie Parker. He also served as the vice president of major media companies including Warner Bros. and CBS. In addition to publishing nine novels and three collections of short fiction, Stern also served as the editor of Hampton Shorts. As an author, Stern is celebrated for his explorations of post–World War II Jewish-American life; his novels’ formal experimentation; and, in the short-story genre, his innovation of the “twice-told tale.”

His writing won many awards throughout his career, including the International Prix du Souvenir from the Bergen Belsen Society and the French government; the Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; two Pushcart Prizes; two O. Henry Awards; and the honor of publication in The Best American Short Stories. In addition to serving on the faculty of the University of Houston’s creative writing program, he taught at Wesleyan, Pace, New York, and Harvard Universities.

Table of Contents

  • Cover
  • Title Page
  • Dedication
  • Contents
  • Epigraph
  • Introduction by Sir Frank Kermode
  • The Liberal Imagination by Lionel Trilling: a story
  • The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud: a story
  • A Clean Well-Lighted Place by Ernest Hemingway: a story
  • Aspects of the Novel by E. M. Forster: a story
  • Brooksmith by Henry James: a story
  • The Psychopathology of Everyday Life by Sigmund Freud: a story
  • About the Author
  • Copyright

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