Other Literary Forms

(Literary Essentials: Short Fiction Masterpieces)

V. S. Pritchett’s sixty-year career as a writer, apart from his many short stories, produced several novels (not well received), two autobiographies (A Cab at the Door, 1968, and Midnight Oil, 1972), several travel books (the noteworthy ones including The Spanish Temper, 1954, and The Offensive Traveller, 1964), volumes of literary criticism, literary biographies (George Meredith and English Comedy, 1970; Balzac, 1973; The Gentle Barbarian: The Life and Work of Turgenev, 1977), essays (among them New York Proclaimed, 1965, and The Working Novelist, 1965), and journalistic pieces from France, Spain, Ireland, and the United States that remain in the literary canon, so well are they written.