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The Art of the Tale: An International Anthology of Short Stories, 1945-1985

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Eighty-one masterpieces by the world's best writers—a surprising, irresistible collection of short stories from around the world.

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

Sacrificial egg / C. Achebe — Bound man / I. Aichinger — Little whale, varnisher of reality / V. Aksenov — Hair jewellery / M. Atwood — Everything / I. Bachman — Going to meet the man / J. Baldwin — Child screams and looks back at you / R. Banks — Cortes and Montezuma / D. Barthelme — Jacklighting / A. Beattie — First love / S. Beckett — Action will be taken / H. Boll — Do stay, giraffe / W. Borchert — Aleph / J.L. Borges — This way for the gas, ladies and gentlemen / T. Borowski — Cowardice / A. Boulaich — A distant episode / P. Bowles — Greasy Lake / T. C. Boyle — Ceil / H. Brodkey — Seven floors / D. Buzzati — Adventure of a traveler / I. Calvino — Adulterous woman / A. Camus — Children on their birthdays / T. Capote — Fat / R. Carver — Country husband / J. Cheever — Quenby and Ola, Swede and Carl / R. Coover — Bestiary / J. Cortazar — Heile Selassie funeral train / G. Davenport.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140079494
Editor:
Halpern, Daniel
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Editor:
Halpern, Daniel
Author:
Various
Author:
Halpern, Daniel
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Fiction -- 20th century.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
level IV, book 4
Publication Date:
19871131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
832
Dimensions:
9.28x6.06x1.85 in. 1.97 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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