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Shawanda, January 25, 2012 (view all comments by Shawanda)
I really love this book. It is filled with short, interesting,fictional stories that could really happen.
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Shawanda, January 3, 2012 (view all comments by Shawanda)
This book is filled with short stories. Some of the stories in this book touched my heart and some of them made me cry. I really enjoyed reading this book.
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Joyce Boles, September 7, 2009 (view all comments by Joyce Boles)
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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frankgrn, September 1, 2009 (view all comments by frankgrn)
Poet Laureate Dana Gioia knows his stuff. A problem with anthologies is that too often the wrong stories by the right writers are chosen. In this case almost none of that is present. Au contraire, Mr. Gioia does a great service by choosing many stories that these days are almost forgotten by false-psuedo-intellectual leftists in academia who think they are avant garde.
The back of the book promises truly great commentary that might rival the best editions of Brooks and Warren's UNDERSTANDING FICTION or Tate and Gordon's THE HOUSE OF FICTION.
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Dana Gioia and R.S. Gwynn
Longman Publishing Group
Gwynn, R. S.
Gioia, Dana
Composition & Creative Writing - Fiction
Composition & Creative Writing
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Pearson English Value Textbook Series
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August 2005
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9.2 x 6.3 x 2 in 1315 gr

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