My Mistress’s Sparrow is Dead

Jeffrey Eugenides

No other aspect of the human experience regularly inspires such an outpouring of poetry, prose and philosophy as love. From passionate declarations to clinical analysis, writers of every age have been fascinated, tormented and inspired by love. This beautifully produced collection of short stories will combine the best of contemporary and classic fiction on the theme of love, from Catullus to Alice Munro. Edited and introduced by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of ‘Middlesex’, this wonderfully heterodox look at love will include, amongst others, ‘A Rose for Emily’ by William Faulkner, ‘The Lady with the Lapdog’ by Anton Chekhov and stories by Lorrie Moore, Milan Kundera and Guy de Maupassant.

Reviews of My Mistress’s Sparrow is Dead

  • ‘[A] brilliant collection of love stories…An absolute must-read.’ Harper’s Bazaar, Editor’s picks of the month

    ‘Better than a bunch of flowers, if not so sweet.’ Metro

    ‘Eugenides has written a marvellous little essay on the love story to introduce his choices… an outstanding collection.’ Joanna Trollope, The Times

    ‘[Eugenides’s] artful arrangement of the stories adds to their pleasure. The collection is full of intriguing echoes that complement…one’s responses.’ Sunday Telegraph

    ‘There are plenty of stories here which any lover of good writing – if not perhaps every lover – will enjoy.’ Scotsman

    ‘Pick up this beautiful new edition…a well-chosen collection of love stories edited by Pulitzer prize-winner Jeffrey Eugenides.’ Daily Mail

    ‘A delicious confection of classical and contemporary love stories.’ Observer