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The Art of the Story: An International Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories

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Following the immense success of The Art of the Tale, Daniel Halpern has assembled the next generation of short-story writers—those born after 1937—to create a companion volume, The Art of the Story. Attesting to the depth, range, and continued popularity of short fiction, this collection includes seventy-eight contributors from thirty-five countries. The Art of the Story combines the best of the established masters as well as the fresh, new voices of writers whose work has seldom been translated into English.

About the Author

Daniel Halpern is the author of eight collections of poetry, and has received numerous grants and awards (including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the 1993 PEN Publisher Citation). For twenty-five years he edited the literary magazine Antaeus. He is currently Editorial Director of The Ecco Press/HarperCollins and divides his time between Princeton, New Jersey and New York City.

Table of Contents

The Art of the Story Preface

Ama Ata Aidoo, Ghana

A Gift from Somewhere

Hanan Al-Shaykh, Lebanon

The Keeper of the Virgins

Julia Alvarez, United States

Amor Divino

Martin Amis, England

The Immortals

Reinaldo Arenas, Cuba

The Glass Tower

Margaret Atwood, Canada

Wilderness Tips

Toni Cade Bambara, United States

Gorilla, My Love

Russell Banks, United States

My Mother's Memoirs, My Father's Lie, and Other True Stories

Nicola Barker, England

G-String

Julian Barnes, England

Evermore

Richard Bausch, United States

Aren't You Happy for Me?

Ann Beattie, United States

In Amalfi

T. Coraghessan Boyle, United States

Rara Avis

Robert Olen Butler, United States

Mr. Green

Peter Carey, Australia

The Fat Man in History

Angela Carter, England

The Courtship of Mr. Lyon

Raymond Carver, United States

Are These Actual Miles?

Patrick Chamoiseau, Martinique

The Old Man Slave and the Mastiff

Vikram Chandra, India

Dharma

Sandra Cisneros, United States

Never Marry a Mexican

Jim Crace, England

The Prospect from the Silver Hills

Edwidge Danticat, Haiti

Night Women

Lydia Davis, United States

The House Behind

Daniele del Giudice, Italy

All Because of the Mistake

Junot Díaz, Dominican Republic

Ysrael

Patricia Duncker, England

Betrayal

Duong Thu Huong, Vietnam

Reflections of Spring

Deborah Eisenberg, United States

The Girl Who Left Her Sock on the Floor

Nathan Englander, United States

The Twenty-seventh Man

Victor Erofeyev, Russia

The Parakeet

Péter Esterházy, Hungary

Roberto Narrates

Nuruddin Farah, Somalia

My Father, The Englishman, and I

Richard Ford, United States

Optimists

Eduardo Galeano, Uruguay

The Story of the Lizard Who Had the Habit of Dining on His Wives

Hervé Guibert, France

The Hammam

Abdulrazak Gurnah, Tanzania

Escort

Barry Hannah, United States

Midnight and I'm Not Famous Yet

Peter Høeg, Denmark

Portrait of the Avant-Garde

Pawel Huelle, Poland

Moving House

Kazuo Ishiguro, England

A Family Supper

Roy Jacobsen, Norway

Encounter

Edward P. Jones, United States

The First Day

James Kelman, Scotland

Remember Young Cecil

Hanif Kureishi, England

Intimacy

Torgny Lindgren, Sweden

The Stump-Grubber

Bobbie Ann Mason, United States

Wish

Colum McCann, Ireland

Everything in This Country Must

Ian McEwan, Wales

Pornography

Steven Millhauser, United States

Behind the Blue Curtain

Lorrie Moore, United States

Willing

Mary Morris, United States

The Lifeguard

Mohammed Mrabet, Morocco

The Canebrake

Bharati Mukherjee, India

The Management of Grief

Murathan Mungan, Turkey

Muradhan and Selvihan or The Tale of the Crystal Kiosk

Haruki Murakami, Japan

The Elephant Vanishes

Joyce Carol Oates, United States

Mark of Satan

Ben Okri, Nigeria

In the Shadow of War

Amos Oz, Israel

Where the Jackals Howl

Victor Pelevin, Russia

The Life and Adventures of Shed Number XII

Francine Prose, United States

Talking Dog

Salman Rushdie, England

The Free Radio

Ken Saro-Wiwa, Nigeria

Africa Kills Her Sun

Ingo Schulze, Germany

The Ring

Graham Swift, England

Learning to Swim

Antonio Tabucchi, Italy

A Riddle

Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Kenya

Minutes of Glory

Tatyana Tolstaya, Russia

On the Golden Porch

Rose Tremain, England

John-Jin

Luisa Valenzuela, Argentina

Who, Me a Bum?

Edmund White, United States

Cinnamon Skin

Zoë Wicomb, South Africa

You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town

John Edgar Wideman, United States

Doc's Story

Joy Williams, United States

The Farm

Jeanne Wilmot, United States

Dirt Angel

Jeanette Winterson, England

The Green Man

Tobias Wolff, United States

The Night in Question

Can Xue, China

The Child Who Raised Poisonous Snakes

Banana Yoshimoto, Japan

Helix

Biographical Notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140296389
Editor:
Halpern, Daniel
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Editor:
Halpern, Daniel
Author:
Halpern, Daniel
Author:
Various
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction -- 20th century.
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20001131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
688
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.15 x 1.63 in 1.5 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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