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Literary Horse, the (1995) [Anthology]
by Rick Bass Kay Boyle Manuel Buaken Joyce Cary Elizabeth Cook-Lynn Gretel Ehrlich Patricia Highsmith Pam Houston Rudyard Kipling Clarice Lispector Beryl Markham Liam O'Flaherty John O'Hara Catherine Petroski Saki James Salter William Saroyan Tess Slesinger Thorne Smith Elizabeth Spencer Wallace Stegner John Steinbeck Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

The Literary Horse brings together the best horse stories from some of the finest writers of this century. The twenty-two stories collected here were chosen first for their literary excellence and second for their ability to impart with authenticity the nature of riding and the special relationships that exist between people and horses. The range of voices and styles is extraordinary - where else would one find John Steinbeck, Thorne Smith, Beryl Markham, and Pam Houston all cheek by jowl? The cumulative effect of seeing horses through the eyes of true artists is unforgettable; and the simple pleasure of reading good writing is ever present.

The Literary Horse disproves the notion that horse stories are only for children, demonstrating that horses and serious literature make perfect bedfellows. The horses in this anthology each occupy an intricate, beautifully realized fictional world that is as adult and complex as the world we live in. Some of these fictive animals may already be known to readers: the ponies in Rudyard Kipling's "The Maltese Cat," for instance, or Steinbeck's "The Red Pony." But this collection is thich with surprises, horses of extraordinary character (good, bad, or otherwise) that will immediately join the pantheon of mythic equines.

Contents:

    Horses as Heroes
  • The Maltese Cat by Rudyard Kipling
  • The Old Hunter by Liam O'Flaherty
  • Engine Horse by Patricia Highsmith
    Rogues
  • The Brogue by Saki
  • A Horse in Bed by Thorne Smith
  • Dry Point of Horses by Clarice Lispector
    Horse and Child
  • The Red Pony (excerpt) by John Steinbeck
  • The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse by William Saroyan
  • Beautiful My Mane in the Wind by Catherine Petroski
  • The Colt by Wallace Stegner
  • The Horse of the Sword by Manuel Buaken
    Of Horses and Men
  • Bush River by Joyce Cary
  • We'll Have Fun by John O'Hara
  • The Splendid Outcast by Beryl Markham
  • Champ's Roan Colt by Gretel Ehrlich
    Women and Their Horses
  • Twenty Minutes by James Salter
  • Episode in the Life of an Ancestor by Kay Boyle
  • The Girl Who Loved Horses by Elizabeth Spencer
  • The Power of Horses by Elizabeth Cook-Lynn
    Horses and Love
  • What Shock Heard by Pam Houston
  • Relax is All by Tess Slesinger
  • Wild Horses by Rick Bass

Original title: The Literary Horse: Great Modern Stories About Horses
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionGeneral FictionAnimals


The following works are contained within this one:
     Summer of the Beautiful White Horse, the (1938) [Short Story]
      Author: William Saroyan
     Maltese Cat, the (1990) [Short Story]
      Author: Sara Paretsky
This work contains excerpts from the following works :
     Red Pony, the (1937) [Novel]
      Author: John Steinbeck

Edition #1: Literary Horse, the

Literary Horse, the (1995)
Edition Details:

Language: English


Edited by: Lilly Golden
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Manifested in:

Literary Horse, the (1995)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN: 0871135957
Dimensions: 7.8 x 9.5 x 1.2
Pages: 303

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