Books: Codes of Honor the Old Forest, and Other Stories

by Peter Taylor Dial; 358 pages; $16.95

Only two of these 14 pieces have not already appeared somewhere in Peter Taylor's six previous collections of short stories. But this is, essentially, a new book. Much of Taylor's earlier work is now difficult or impossible to buy; small printings were snapped up by his band of devoted readers and were not, as a rule, reissued. So The Old Forest supplies something that is unavailable in the literary marketplace. And the selection of these stories reveals a continuity and cohesion in Taylor's art that were less visible before. The settings are similar: the U.S. South during the 1930s and '40s,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!