“Beautifully crafted . . . eclectic and original . . . this collection makes us remember how powerful and essential the best short stories are.” —Francine Prose, O magazine
My Mistress’s Sparrow Is Dead is a literary masterpiece of amorous tales selected by Pulitzer Prize–winner Jeffrey Eugenides. From classics such as Chekhov’s “The Lady with the Lapdog” to such modern fare as Richard Ford’s “Fireworks,” these outstanding works capture the desire, obsession, power, and spirit of the emotion that drives and transforms our lives. Writers featured include:
William Faulkner • James Joyce • Alice Munro • Milan Kundera • Grace Paley • Lorrie Moore • Eudora Welty • Denis Johnson • Vladimir Nabokov • Miranda July • Raymond Carver • George Saunders • Annie Proulx • And many, many more.