The Penguin Book of Summer Stories
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The Penguin Book of Summer Stories  

Softcover
Toronto, 2007
Penguin Group
384 p.

Selection, introduction and notes by Alberto Manguel
J. Cortázar translated by Alberto Manguel
 
   
 
A collection of twenty stories (by writers including Margaret Atwood, Julio Cortázar and Isabel Huggan) set in the leisurely time of summer, in which 'summer' is so much more than a coveted season; it is also a state of mind, a passage in time, a connection between people, worlds – or a mere illusion.
 
 
Introduction  
MARGARET ATWOOD Death by Landscape
RAY BRADBURY Dandelion Wine
ITALO CALVINO Under the Jaguar Sun
ALBERT CAMUS The Adulterous Woman
MOHAMED CHOUKRI Le Chevalier
JULIO CORTÁZAR Summer
ANITA DESAI Games at Twilight
HELEN GARNER Postcards from Surfers
ISABEL HUGGAN On Fire
SHIMAKI KENSAKU The Wasps
BERNARD MACLAVERTY A Pornographer Woos
DAPHNE DU MAURIER The Pool
GABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ Miss Forbes's Summer of Happiness
ALICE MUNRO Hired Girl
LUDMILA PETRUSHEVSKAYA The New Family Robinson
WALLACE STEGNER The View from the Balcony
GRAHAM SWIFT Learning to Swim
ELIZABETH TAYLOR Flesh
JOHN UPDIKE Lifeguard
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS Three Players of a Summer Game
A. B. YEHOSHUA Early in the Summer of 1970
The Authors  
 
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