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Sudden Fiction -American Short-Short Stories

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ISBN13: 9780879052652
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5 1/2 X 8 1/2 In, 280 Pp, Appendix Here Are 70 of The Very Best Short-Short Stories of Recent Years Including Contributions From Such Contemporary Writers As Raymond Carver, Leonard Michaels and John Updike; A Few Modern Masters As Hemingway and Cheever; and An Assortment of Talented New Young Writers. Sudden Fiction Brilliantly Captures The Tremendous Popularity of This New and Distictly American Form.

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We who love prose fiction love these miniature tales both to read and to write because they are so finite; so highly compressed and highly charged. Joyce Carol Oates

People who like to skip can't skip in a three-page story. Grace Paley

The short-short story is an exercise in virtuosity that tightens the circle of mystery surrounding what we know. John L'Heureux

It can do in a page what a novel does in two hundred. It covers years in less time, time in almost no time. It wants to deliver us to where we were before we began. Its aim is restorative, to keep us young. Mark Strand

There are, in truth, more kinds of short-short stories than I ever knew of or imagined. Wonderful I rejoice in the richness and variety of all these voices. George Garrett

This collection represents the richness and variety of American writers. The 70 pieces themselves--highly compressed, often tantalizing--display a multiplicity of modes and derive them a variety of traditions. Publishers Weekly

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Celebrating a unique literary form, Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short Stories represents a collection of short-short stories by forty of America's finest writers. The opulence and multiplicity of all these voices help shape this book into a rare and wonderful treasure.

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john anthony, November 6, 2008 (view all comments by john anthony)
This was a fantastic introduction to the world of Flash Fiction (aka Sudden Fiction, Micros, Blasters, etc.)

Now that I write a lot of flash, I particularly appreciate the afterwords which lend neat insights into this form of fiction.

If you're a reader who "never gets to read" this is a great anthology to pick up. Just read Raymond Carver's "Popular Mechanics" and tell me that these little morsels don't pack a punch!

Be warned: you just might get hooked!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780879052652
Editor:
Shapard, Robert
Editor:
Thomas, James
Editor:
Shapard, Robert
Editor:
Thomas, James
Author:
Shapard, Robert
Publisher:
Gibbs Smith Publishers
Location:
Salt Lake City :
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Collections and anthologies
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
American fiction (collections)
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Series Volume:
213
Publication Date:
19831231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
8.52x5.56x.62 in. .78 lbs.

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Product details 264 pages Gibbs Smith Publishers - English 9780879052652 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , We who love prose fiction love these miniature tales both to read and to write because they are so finite; so highly compressed and highly charged. Joyce Carol Oates

People who like to skip can't skip in a three-page story. Grace Paley

The short-short story is an exercise in virtuosity that tightens the circle of mystery surrounding what we know. John L'Heureux

It can do in a page what a novel does in two hundred. It covers years in less time, time in almost no time. It wants to deliver us to where we were before we began. Its aim is restorative, to keep us young. Mark Strand

There are, in truth, more kinds of short-short stories than I ever knew of or imagined. Wonderful I rejoice in the richness and variety of all these voices. George Garrett

This collection represents the richness and variety of American writers. The 70 pieces themselves--highly compressed, often tantalizing--display a multiplicity of modes and derive them a variety of traditions. Publishers Weekly

"Synopsis" by , Celebrating a unique literary form, Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short Stories represents a collection of short-short stories by forty of America's finest writers. The opulence and multiplicity of all these voices help shape this book into a rare and wonderful treasure.
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