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Gotham Writer's Workshop Fiction Gallery

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A collection of accessible and excellent short fiction hand-picked by the country's most popular writing school.

Each of the stories in Fiction Gallery will hold you spellbound from first to last page, while also exemplifying the very best in literary fiction. Grouped in sections that follow the cycle of life, these stories explore the varied aspects of human existence and, cumulatively, form the satisfying dramatic arc of a novel.

The authors range from the acknowledged masters of short fiction- Anton Chekhov, Dorothy Parker, John Cheever, Raymond Carver, T.C. Boyle, Jhumpa Lahiri- to the very best of today's emerging writers. As a bonus, the anthology includes interviews with T.C. Boyle and Jhumpa Lahiri, in which they illuminate the process of creating a short story.

Aspiring writers who enjoyed Gotham Writers' Workshop previous book, Writing Fiction, will also find this anthology an invaluable source of inspiration and instruction.

Gotham Writers' Workshop is America's leading private creative writing school, offering classes in New York City and on the web at WritingClasses.com. The school's interactive online classes, selected "Best of the Web" by Forbes, have attracted thousands of aspiring writers from across the United States and more than sixty countries.

Gotham Writers' Workshop is America's leading private creative writing school, offering classes in New York City and on the web at WritingClasses.com. The school's interactive online classes, selected "Best of the Web" by Forbes, have attracted thousands of aspiring writers from across the United States and more than sixty countries.

Alexander Steele serves as Dean of Faculty of Gotham Writers' Workshop. He has written numerous plays, screenplays, nonfiction pieces, and books for children. He also edited Gotham Writers' Writing Fiction.

Thom Didato has published numerous short stories in literary magazines. He teaches at Gotham Writers' Workshop, and is editor and founder of the literary magazine failbetter.

Following the success of Writing Fiction, Gotham Writers' Workshop is pleased to introduce Fiction Gallery, an anthology of exceptional short stories. The works were chosen to appeal to all readers, not just the fiction connoisseur. Every story will hold the reader spellbound from first to last page, while also exemplifying the very best in literary fiction.

The twenty-five authors include such acknowledged masters of short fiction as Anton Chekhov, Dorothy Parker, John Cheever, and Raymond Carver, and such acclaimed contemporary writers as Edwidge Danticat, Pam Houston, Ethan Canin, T. C. Boyle, Jhumpa Lahiri, and ZZ Packer.

Aspiring writers who enjoyed Gotham Writers' Workshop's Writing Fiction will find this anthology an invaluable source of inspiration and insight. This gallery of stories presents diverse examples of all the elements of fiction craft and demonstrates how writers seamlessly sew these elements into unforgettable tales.

As a bonus, the anthology includes original interviews with T. C. Boyle, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Hannah Tinti, in which they illuminate the process of creating a short story.

Fiction Gallery is an excellent and accessible book of short fiction by the masters of the craft. Writers and students alike will surely treasure this wonderful anthology.

"[These] stories offer wonderful, attention-grabbing plots, characters, themes, landscapes, and voices—all elements of great literary fiction. Those who haven't been able to get through a Best American series will undoubtedly cruise through Fiction Gallery, and certainly anyone who enjoys a good story will love [those] that Gotham has assembled here."—The Bloomsbury Review

"[These] stories offer wonderful, attention-grabbing plots, characters, themes, landscapes, and voices—all elements of great literary fiction. Those who haven't been able to get through a Best American series will undoubtedly cruise through Fiction Gallery, and certainly anyone who enjoys a good story will love [those] that Gotham has assembled here."—The Bloomsbury Review

 

"If you find yourself on a long journey, Fiction Gallery is the perfect companion. And even if you're not traveling anywhere, these stories will transport you."—Tamara Straus, Editor in Chief, Zoetrope: All-Story

"Fiction Gallery is a wonderful selection for the general reader and writing student alike. The editors have chosen stories with great range of period, style, form, and subject."—Thomas C. Foster, author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor

"Reading Fiction Gallery is like taking a seminar from the masters of short-story writing."—Elfrieda Abbe, Editor, The Writer

"A stellar collection of 25 stories . . . Fiction Gallery offers both avid readers and those looking for a smorgasbord a hearty repast. Highly recommended for all libraries."—Eleanor J. Bader, Brooklyn, New York, Library Journal

"Arranged by themes, the stories in this terrific collection can be read both for enjoyment and for literary merit. They were written by established as well as recently published authors and include works by Anton Chekhov and Myla Goldberg. Topics range from crimes of passion to the humdrum of everyday life, and the tales' brevity and cutting-edge themes will appeal to busy students. Many of the pieces deal with contemporary issues like one-night stands (Pam Houston's 'Sometimes You Talk about Idaho'), cheating (Ethan Canin's 'The Palace Thief'), world destruction (T.C. Boyle's 'After the Plague'), intolerance (ZZ Packer's 'Brownies'), and the impersonal workplace (Daniel Orozco's 'Orientation'). Each story is captivating; some are shocking. The selections are great examples of how writers use words to craft great literature. Interviews with Jhumpa Lahiri, Boyle, and Hannah Tinti provide additional insight into the writing process."—Pat Bender, The Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, School Library Journal

Synopsis:

A collection of accessible and excellent short fiction is hand-picked by the country's most popular writing school. Each of the stories in "Fiction Gallery" will hold readers spellbound from first to last page, while also exemplifying the very best in literary fiction.

Synopsis:

A collection of accessible and excellent short fiction hand-picked by the country's most popular writing school.

Each of the stories in Fiction Gallery will hold you spellbound from first to last page, while also exemplifying the very best in literary fiction. Grouped in sections that follow the cycle of life, these stories explore the varied aspects of human existence and, cumulatively, form the satisfying dramatic arc of a novel.

The authors range from the acknowledged masters of short fiction- Anton Chekhov, Dorothy Parker, John Cheever, Raymond Carver, T.C. Boyle, Jhumpa Lahiri- to the very best of today's emerging writers. As a bonus, the anthology includes interviews with T.C. Boyle and Jhumpa Lahiri, in which they illuminate the process of creating a short story.

Aspiring writers who enjoyed Gotham Writers' Workshop previous book, Writing Fiction, will also find this anthology an invaluable source of inspiration and instruction.

Gotham Writers' Workshop is America's leading private creative writing school, offering classes in New York City and on the web at WritingClasses.com. The school's interactive online classes, selected "Best of the Web" by Forbes, have attracted thousands of aspiring writers from across the United States and more than sixty countries.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Alexander Steele

Starting Out

Anton Chekhov, A Trifle from Life

Frank O'Connor, First Confession

ZZ Packer, Brownies

Peter Markus, What the River Told Us to Do

Myla Goldberg, Going for the Orange Julius

Longings

Claire Davis, Labors of the Heart

Lou Matthews, Crazy Life

Pam Houston, Sometimes You Talk About Idaho

T. C. Boyle, After the Plague

Those We Know

Dorothy Parker, Here We Are

Raymond Carver, Whoever Was Using This Bed

Anthony Doerr, For a Long Time This Was Griselda's Story

Hannah Tinti, Home Sweet Home

The Job

Daniel Orozco, Orientation

John O'Farrell, Walking into the Wind

Edwidge Danticat, Night Women

Ethan Canin, The Palace Thief

Strangeness

Jorge Luis Borges, The Book of Sand

Charles Baxter, The Next Building I Plan to Bomb

Jess Row, The Secrets of Bats

0Jhumpa Lahiri, The Third and Final Continent

Sunset

John Cheever, The Sunset

Kate Chopin, The Story of an Hour

Thom Jones, I Want to Live!

Nathaniel Hawthorne, Dr. Heidegger's Experiment

Interviews

Interview with T. C. Boyle

Interview with Jhumpa Lahiri

Interview with Hannah Tinti

Credits

Acknowledgments

Product Details

ISBN:
9781582344621
Editor:
Didato, Thom
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Editor:
Didato, Thom
Author:
Steele, Alexander
Author:
Didato, Thom
Author:
Gotham Writers' Workshop
Location:
New York
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
dai 92-shåu
Publication Date:
20040831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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"Synopsis" by , A collection of accessible and excellent short fiction is hand-picked by the country's most popular writing school. Each of the stories in "Fiction Gallery" will hold readers spellbound from first to last page, while also exemplifying the very best in literary fiction.
"Synopsis" by ,
A collection of accessible and excellent short fiction hand-picked by the country's most popular writing school.

Each of the stories in Fiction Gallery will hold you spellbound from first to last page, while also exemplifying the very best in literary fiction. Grouped in sections that follow the cycle of life, these stories explore the varied aspects of human existence and, cumulatively, form the satisfying dramatic arc of a novel.

The authors range from the acknowledged masters of short fiction- Anton Chekhov, Dorothy Parker, John Cheever, Raymond Carver, T.C. Boyle, Jhumpa Lahiri- to the very best of today's emerging writers. As a bonus, the anthology includes interviews with T.C. Boyle and Jhumpa Lahiri, in which they illuminate the process of creating a short story.

Aspiring writers who enjoyed Gotham Writers' Workshop previous book, Writing Fiction, will also find this anthology an invaluable source of inspiration and instruction.

Gotham Writers' Workshop is America's leading private creative writing school, offering classes in New York City and on the web at WritingClasses.com. The school's interactive online classes, selected "Best of the Web" by Forbes, have attracted thousands of aspiring writers from across the United States and more than sixty countries.

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