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You'll Enjoy It When You Get There by Elizabeth Taylor

You'll Enjoy It When You Get There

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You'll Enjoy It When You Get There by Elizabeth Taylor
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Sep 23, 2014 | ISBN 9781590177273

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“For years, Taylor’s short stories—painfully smart,  hilarious, dark—have been entirely out of print in the United States.” —Britt Peterson, The New Republic

“I find the writing of Elizabeth Taylor fresh, and inevitably hitting the right nail on the head in every sentence. In fact I find her so unbelievably good, kind, stimulating, catty and subtle that I forget I’m a critic.” —John Betjeman

“Passion at cross-purposes with respectability—passion at cross-purposes, even, with happiness—is  a great theme in Taylor’s fiction.” —Caleb Crain

“Taylor’s vulnerable characters are simultaneously touching and heartbreaking.” —Publishers Weekly starred review

“The short story [is] a form in which Taylor, a gimlet-eyed miniaturist, fully exploited her talents.” —Benjamin Schwarz, The Atlantic
“Taylor’s stories, like her novels, are also filled with interesting and original ideas about life that are presented with almost no emphasis, ideas that other novelists would practically underscore and print in bold.” —Financial Times

“Taylor was ahead of her time in so many ways. She wrote about women’s lives with a keen eye for what goes on beneath the surface and behind the curtains.” —The Booklist Reader

“In all the stories there is a peculiarly satisfying mixture of wit and generosity. Their human depth is such that they can be read again and again.” —Margaret Drabble
“Her stories remain with one, indelibly, as though they had been some turning point in one’s own experience.” —Elizabeth Bowen
“There is a deceptive smoothness in her tone, or tone of voice, as in that of Evelyn Waugh; not a far-fetched comparison, for in the work of both writers the funny and the appalling lie side by side in close amity.” —Kingsley Amis

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