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Each fall The Best American Short Stories provides a fresh showcase for this rich and unpredictable form. Selected from an unusually wide variety of publications, John Edgar Wideman's choices for 1996 place stories from esteemed national magazines alongside those from some of the smallest and most innovative literary journals. Dazzling new work from favorite authors includes Mary Gordon's Intertextuality, in which a sentence by Proust propels the narrator into an intricate portrait of her Irish American grandmother. From Robert Olen Butler comes the wry and warm tale Jealous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot, in which a man learns the consequences of marital distrust. Alice Adams employs her customary finesse to contrast the stinging vulnerability of early adolescence with the burdens and pleasures of midlife. Including contributions from Joyce Carol Oates, Lynn Sharon Schwartz, Rick Bass, and an array of stunning new talent, The Best American Short Stories 1996 is a rewarding, en

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ISBN:
9780395752906
Editor:
Wideman, John Edgar
Kenison, Katrina:
Editor
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Subject:
Short stories, American
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1996
Binding:
Trade Paper
Pages:
363
Dimensions:
8.20x5.52x1.00 in. .97 lbs.

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