Foreword Reviews

The Complete Stories of Mary Butts

2014 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Short Stories (Adult Fiction)

The short stories of Mary Butts (1890-1937) possess an intriguing relation to the present moment. They both embody their time—the Lost Generation during the ’20s and ’30s—and possess a stylistic freshness and intellectual breadth that feels very akin to our present day. John Ashbery remarks that...“After reading Butts one is left with an impression of dazzle, of magic, but what made it is hard to pin down...One keeps getting the feeling that these stories were written yesterday.”