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Joyce Boles has commented on (2) products.

The Art of the Short Story by Dana Gioia and R.S. Gwynn
The Art of the Short Story

Joyce Boles, September 7, 2009

At last! An anthology with most of the best, and few of the second-place tie stories from the greatest authors. This book has three of my all-time favorite stories, including "Sonny's Blues," "A Clean Well-Lighted Place," and "A Rose for Emily." The selected stories are the ones that will stand out in readers' minds forever after. Additionally, the comment section is properly limited in length. I recommend this anthology for teachers of the short story at the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as other readers who want to go back to what they read in the past and savor the stories again.
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Poor People by William T. Vollmann
Poor People

Joyce Boles, March 15, 2007

The nature of such a book has to be pure exploitation. The author must be asked how much of the proceeds he plans to give back to the poor he interviewed.
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