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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Fantasy / Short Stories
  • Language:English
  • Pages:64
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781685242220

Brown Day

A Collection of Short Stories

by Daniel J. Travanti View author's profile page

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A collection of short stories written by Daniel J. Travanti
Each story takes place in a matter of hours, in one day. As Edgar Allen Poe advises in his astute literary criticism, a short story should be a compact tale told briefly and intensely, and convey one aura, make one solid impression that resonates during and following its reading. I subscribe to those criteria. Or, to be more honest, that's how these stories turned out. My conscious mind did not set out with Mr. Poe's guide lines. My subconscious ruled. And afterward, I realized what I had done . . . . or tried to do. The quality of these stories is a matter of individual determination. Everyone is right in his reaction to a written fiction. The entertainment value is personal, a subjective reaction, surely, sometimes followed by an analysis that results in additional pleasure to the reader, or a re-evaluation that reduces his approval. The stories don't mind.
About the author
"Mr. Travanti has been nominated for an Emmy as Best Actor six times: five times for Best Actor in a Drama Series for "Hill Street Blues", and for the television film "Adam". He was also nominated for two Cable Ace awards as Best Actor for "Murrow" and "A Case of Libel", and a third Cable Ace award as on-camera host of "How To Raise a Streetsmart Child". He is the recipient of two Emmys and a Golden Globe Award.
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