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A Week in Literary History

August 16th, 2002

William Maxwell, fiction editor of The New Yorker for 40 years, is born in Lincoln, Neb. in 1908.

William Keepers Maxwell, Jr., b. August 16, 1908, d. 2000

Maxwell was not only a very fine editor who turned The New Yorker into the premier outlet for the best short story writers, he was also a talented and prolific writer whose stories, novels, and memoirs repay rereading.

Suggested Reading Story collections Stories, 1956. The Old Man and the Railroad Crossing and Other Stories, 1966. All the Days and Nights: The Collected Stories of William Maxwell, 1995. Novels They Came Like Swallows, 1937. Time Will Darken It, 1948. So Long, See You Tomorrow, 1980. Early Novels and Stories, 2008. Memoir Ancestors: A Family History, 1972. Essays The Outermost Dream, 1989.

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