Cliffs of Fall by Shirley Hazzard

Cliffs of Fall and other stories by Shirley Hazzard. 1963 Knopf first U.S. edition, 192 pages. Hazzard was an Australian-American author and essayist best known for her novels Transit of Venus and the Great Fire. Cliffs was her debut, a short-story collection in which all but one of the stories was published in the New Yorker (she was one of the few writers to be discovered in the slush pile). In a review in the New Yorker for her collected stories, Alice Gregory writes of her story “The Picnic,” "...Hazzard came upon a theme that preoccupied her for a lifetime: the way love can be at once perishable and, in its reshaping of our minds, permanent."

Condition: Jacket in good condition, with tear top portion of jacket torn away, and chips, book in good condition, owner sticker on end paper, wear to boards

"The Fergusons' door opened on a burst of light and voices, and on Evie's squeal of surprise---quite as if, Minna thought, we had turned up uninvited."

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