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100 years of the best American short stories

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2015
Collects forty short stories published between 1915 and 2015, from writers that include Ernest Hemingway, John Updike, and Alice Munro that exemplify their era and stand the test of time.

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Genre: Short stories.

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ISBN:

  • 9780547485850
  • 0547485859

Description: xxi, 723 pages ; 24 cm

Other Title: One hundred years of the best American short stories

Contents:

  • 1915-1920. The gay old dog / Edna Ferber
  • 1920-1930. Brothers / Sherwood Anderson ; My old man / Ernest Hemingway ; Haircut / Ring Lardner
  • 1930-1940. Babylon revisited / F. Scott Fitzgerald ; The cracked looking-glass / Katherine Anne Porter ; That will be fine / William Faulkner
  • 1940-1950. Those are as brothers / Nancy Hale ; The whole world knows / Eudora Welty ; The enormous radio / John Cheever
  • 1950-1960. I stand here ironing / Tillie Olsen ; Sonny's blues / James Baldwin ; The conversion of the Jews / Philip Roth
  • 1960-1970. Everything that rises must converge / Flannery O'Connor ; Pigeon feathers / John Updike ; Will you please be quiet, please? / Raymond Carver ; By the river / Joyce Carol Oates
  • 1970-1980. The school / Donald Barthelme ; The conventional wisdom / Stanley Elkin
  • 1980-1990. Friends / Grace Paley ; Harmony of the world / Charles Baxter ; Lawns / Mona Simpson ; Communist / Richard Ford ; Helping / Robert Stone ; Displacement / David Wong Louie
  • 1990-2000. Friend of my youth / Alice Munro ; The girl on the plane / Mary Gaitskill ; Xuela / Jamaica Kincaid ; If you sing like that for me / Akhil Sharma ; Fiesta, 1980 / Junot Díaz
  • 2000-2010. The third and final continent / Jhumpa Lahiri ; Brownies / ZZ Packer ; What you pawn I will redeem / Sherman Alexie ; Old boys, old girls / Edward P. Jones ; Refresh, refresh / Benjamin Percy ; Awaiting orders / Tobias Wolff
  • 2010-2015. What we talk about when we talk about Anne Frank / Nathan Englander ; Diem perdidi / Julie Otsuka ; The semplica-girl diaries / George Saunders ; At the round Earth's imagined corners / Lauren Groff.

LCCN: 2015038113

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