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American Short Stories, Masterpieces

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Publisher Comments:

This highly Acclaimed collection of short stories by American writers contains only the best literary art of the past four decades. With a bias toward realism editors Raymond Carver and Tom Jenks have selected fiction that “tells a story”-and tells it with a masterful handling of language, situation, and insight.

But what is so special about this volume is that it mirrors our age, our concerns, and our lives. Whether its the end of a marriage, as in Bobbie Ann Mansons “Shiloh,” or the struggle with self-esteem and weight in Andre Dubuss “The Fat Girl,” the 36 works included her probe issues that give us that “shock of recognition” that is the hallmark of great art—wonderful, absorbing fiction that will be read and reread for decades to come.

Synopsis:

America's most exciting and important writers are represented in this wonderfully rich collection of contemporary classics that date from the 1950s through the 1980s. Includes selections of James Baldwin, Bernard Malamud, Flannery O'Connor, Philip Roth and more.

About the Author

Raymond Carver was born in Clatskanie, Oregon, in 1938. His first collection of stories, Will You Please Be Quiet, Please (a National Book Award nominee in 1977), was followed by What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Cathedral (nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1984), and Where I'm Calling From in 1988, when he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He died in August of that year, shortly after completing the poems of A New Path to the Waterfall.

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ISBN:
9780440204237
Editor:
Carver, Raymond
Editor:
Jenks, Tom
Editor:
Carver, Raymond
Editor:
Jenks, Tom
Author:
Carver, Raymond
Author:
Jenks, Tom
Publisher:
Dell Publishing Company
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
American fiction
Subject:
American fiction -- 20th century.
Subject:
Regional, Ethnic, Genre, Specific Subject
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
10
Publication Date:
19890431
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
6.9 x 4.15 x 1.1 in .55 lb

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