From its premier issue in 1933, which featured writing by Ernest Hemingway, Dashiell Hammett, and John Dos Passos, Esquire has been dedicated to publishing fiction and renowned for its literary excellence; during this century, through the Depression, both World Wars, and into the 1990s, Esquire has maintained a passionate involvement with both celebrated authors and gifted new writers.
Lust, Violence, Sin, Magic is a collection of some of the stories that first appeared in Esquire magazine. The names are familiar, and they serve as testimony to both Esquire’s literary prominence and the incredible breadth of styles that have graced its pages. Here, gathered in one volume, are writers such as:
Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck, Irwin Shaw, Norman Mailer, Louise Erdrich, John Cheever, Philip Roth, Flannery O’Connor, Raymond Carver, Joy Williams, Harold Brodkey, Truman Capote, Gail Godwin, Richard Ford, John Updike, Jayne Anne Phillips, Barry Hannah, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Tim O’Brien, Denis Johnson, Ethan Canin, Don Delillo