20th Century Gothic | Coppard, A. E. You Never Know, Do You? And Other Tales.

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Often regarded as one of the finest English short-story writers of the last century, he won high praise from eminent fellow authors. Walter de la Mare commented, “I think he has written some of the very best short stories in the English language”: L. P. Hartley, Elizabeth Bowen, Rebecca West and Ford Madox Ford, amongst others, also praised him highly. He saw the short story form as “an ancient art originating in the folk tale, which was a thing of joy even before writing, not to mention printing, was invented.” His own tales often do have a timeless, primeval quality.

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