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The Best American Short Stories Of The Century

Author : John Updike
ISBN : 0395843677
Genre : Fiction
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With a new 1999 story added to the paperback volume, this collection of the best stories of the century includes some of the greatest names in literature as well as a few spectacular one-hit wonders. Reprint.

Black American Short Stories

Author : John Henrik Clarke
ISBN : 9780374523541
Genre : Fiction
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A new introduction complements this classic collection of stories by African Americans that features pieces by Charles W. Chestnut, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Frank Yerby, James Baldwin, Amiri Baraka, Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, and others. Original.

The Best American Short Stories Of The Eighties

Author : Shannon Ravenel
ISBN : UOM:49015002329283
Genre : Fiction
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An anthology of twenty of the finest short stories by American writers includes works by Peter Taylor, Raymond Carver, Joyce Carol Oates, and Russell Banks

100 Years Of The Best American Short Stories

Author : Heidi Pitlor
ISBN : 9780547485850
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For the 100th anniversary of "The Best American Short Stories" series, a retrospective of stories selected by master of the form Lorrie Moore. The stories, along with one hundred years of behind-the-scenes anecdotes and decade-by-decade analysis, tell the history of American short fiction, showcasing representative moments in the series as well as literary moments in time.

The Best American Mystery Stories Of The Century

Author : Tony Hillerman
ISBN : 0618012710
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 89. 13 MB
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A collection of the very best in mystery writing includes contributions by O. Henry, Dasniell Hammett, Ring Lardner, Ernest Hemingway, Ellery Queen, James Thurber, Sue Grafton, Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Sara Paretsky, John Steinbeck, Mickey Spillane, and many, many others. Reprint.

The Best American Short Stories 2013

Author : Elizabeth Strout
ISBN : 9780547898360
Genre : Fiction
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“As our vision becomes more global, our storytelling is stretching in many ways. Stories increasingly change point of view, switch location, and sometimes pack as much material as a short novel might,” writes guest editor Elizabeth Strout. “It’s the variety of voices that most indicates the increasing confluence of cultures involved in making us who we are.” The Best American Short Stories 2013 presents an impressive diversity of writers who dexterously lead us into their corners of the world. In “Miss Lora,” Junot Díaz masterfully puts us in the mind of a teenage boy who throws aside his better sense and pursues an intimate affair with a high school teacher. Sheila Kohler tackles innocence and abuse as a child wanders away from her mother, in thrall to a stranger she believes is the “Magic Man.” Kirstin Valdez Quade’s “Nemecia” depicts the after-effects of a secret, violent family trauma. Joan Wickersham’s “The Tunnel” is a tragic love story about a mother’s declining health and her daughter’s helplessness as she struggles to balance her responsibility to her mother and her own desires. New author Callan Wink’s “Breatharians” unsettles the reader as a farm boy shoulders a grim chore in the wake of his parents’ estrangement. “Elizabeth Strout was a wonderful reader, an author who knows well that the sound of one’s writing is just as important as and indivisible from the content,” writes series editor Heidi Pitlor. “Here are twenty compellingly told, powerfully felt stories about urgent matters with profound consequences.”

Asian American Short Story Writers

Author : Nelson O'Ceallaigh Ritschel
ISBN : 0313322295
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Looks a the life and works of forty-nine Asian American short story writers.

The Russian Twentieth Century Short Story

Author : Lyudmila Parts
ISBN : 193484344X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"The Twentieth Century Russian Short Story" collects the most informative critical articles about some of the best 20th-century Russian short stories, by authors ranging from Chekhov and Bunin to Tolstaya and Pelevin. While each article focuses on a particular short story, collectively they elucidate the developments in each author's oeuvre.

A Companion To The American Short Story

Author : Alfred Bendixen
ISBN : 9781119685647
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Companion to the American Short Story traces the development of this versatile literary genre over the past 200 years. Sets the short story in context, paying attention to the interaction of cultural forces and aesthetic principles Contributes to the ongoing redefinition of the American canon, with close attention to the achievements of women writers as well as such important genres as the ghost story and detective fiction Embraces diverse traditions including African-American, Jewish-American, Latino, Native-American, and regional short story writing Includes a section focused on specific authors and texts, from Edgar Allen Poe to John Updike

A Glossary Of Literary Terms

Author : M.H. Abrams
ISBN : 9781413033908
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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First published fifty years ago, A GLOSSARY OF LITERARY TERMS remains an essential text for all serious students of literature. Now fully updated to reflect the latest scholarship on recent and rapidly evolving critical theories, the ninth edition contains a complete glossary of essential literary terms presented as a series of engaging essays that explore the terms, place them in context, and suggest related entries and additional reading. This indispensable, authoritative, and highly affordable reference covers terms useful in discussing literature and literary history, theory, and criticism. Perfect as a core text for introductory literary theory or as a supplement to any literature course, this classic work is an invaluable reference that students can continue to use throughout their academic and professional careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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