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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.

The Best American Noir Of The Century

Author : James Ellroy
ISBN : 9780547719306
Genre : Fiction
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James Ellroy and Otto Penzler mined the past century to find this treasure trove of thirty-nine stories. From noir’s twenties-era infancy come gems like James M. Cain’s “Pastorale,” and its postwar heyday boasts giants like Mickey Spillane and Evan Hunter. Packing an undeniable punch, diverse contemporary incarnations include Elmore Leonard, Patricia Highsmith, Joyce Carol Oates, Dennis Lehane, and William Gay, with many page-turners appearing from the past decade.

The Best American Mystery Stories Of The Century

Author : Otto Penzler
ISBN : 0618065954
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In just three annual editions, The Best American Mystery Stories has established itself as a favorite among readers and as the fastest growing of all the Best American series. Now Penzler, BAMS series editor, and Tony Hillerman, whose Leaphorn/Chee novels have won him multiple Edgar Awards and millions of devotees, offer an unparalleled treasury of American suspense fiction. The editors winnowed these fifty-five selections from a thousand stories, drawing on sources as diverse as Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Esquire, Collier's, and The New Yorker. Giants of the genre abound -- Raymond Chandler, Lawrence Block, Sue Grafton, Elmore Leonard, Sara Paretsky, and more -- but the editors also unearthed gems by luminaries rarely found in mystery anthologies: William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Ring Lardner, Damon Runyon, James Thurber, and Joyce Carol Oates. Nowhere else can readers find a more thorough, more engaging, more essential distillation of American suspense.

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.”

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 World S Greatest Short Stories

Author : James Daley
ISBN : 9780486114798
Genre : Fiction
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Ranging from the 19th to the 20th centuries, this wonderfully wide-ranging and enjoyable anthology includes Poe, Chekhov, Joyce, Kafka, Faulkner, Pirandello, Mann, and other major writers of world literature.

Great Short Stories By American Women

Author : Candace Ward
ISBN : 0486287769
Genre : Fiction
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Contains thirteen short stories by American women writing in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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