OUR STORY BEGINS: NEW AND SELECTED STORIES
By Tobias Wolff
Alfred A. Knopf, 379 pages, $26.95
Reading Our Story Begins, Tobias Wolff’s new collection of stories, is like being buttonholed by a drunk with a glass jaw. At first he’ll strike you as charming, and the fluency of his anecdotes may mislead you Read More
Old School , by Tobias Wolff. Alfred A . Knopf, 195 pages, $22.
With the publication of Old School , Tobias Wolff-who freely admits to spending six months on a single short story-has scraped whatever sheen remains off the writer’s mystique. I suspect that Mr. Wolff embraces the maxim attributed to Anthony Burgess: If Read More