Short stories from the 1930s that remain as timely as the day they were written
Falling in love. Falling out of love. Getting a job. Losing a job. Being too young. Being too old. Tess Slesinger’s short stories deal with themes as timely as the day they were written. Though an activist in radical politics, her foremost concern was always with the hopes, fears, foibles, and needs of individual men and women. Her gift for subtle observation and gentle satire make the stories in TIME: THE PRESENT richly pleasurable on first reading – and deeply rewarding to revisit.
With an introduction by Vivian Gornick and an afterward by Paula Rabinowitz
Fiction. Short Stories.
Review @ NY Books
Tess Slesinger was born in New York City in 1905. She attended Swarthmore and Columbia University. Her novel The Unpossessed was published in 1934 and a collection of her stories appeared the following year. Soon after its publication, she moved to Hollywood, where she became a successful screenwriter, earning an Oscar nomination for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, which she co-wrote with her husband Frank Davis. She died of cancer in 1945.