By Bel Kaufman
La Tigresse and different brief tales collects Bel Kaufman’s brief tales jointly for the 1st time—and introduces 8 tales by no means prior to released. within the name piece, first released in Esquire in 1948, an getting older femme fatale unearths herself ultimately knowing what it skill to really love an individual whilst she meets—and has a quick affair with—a undeniable, balding Frenchman who affectionately calls her “la tigresse.” In her tale “From a Teacher’s Wastebasket,”Kaufman unearths the origins of her bestselling novel Up the Down Staircase. In “Varya,” we benefit from the tale of a free-spirited, determinedly confident Russian immigrant who wins over an individual who crosses her direction. In her deft, perceptive tales, Kaufman embraces the significance of pleasure and of dwelling lifestyles to the fullest.
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