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The Best American short stories of the eighties

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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English

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  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Short stories, American,
    • American fiction -- 20th century,
    • United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      Statementselected and with an introduction by Shannon Ravenel.
      ContributionsRavenel, Shannon.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS648.S5 B46 1990
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvii, 393 p. ;
      Number of Pages393
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1870604M
      ISBN 100395522226, 0395522234
      LC Control Number90030071

      Short Stories to enjoy when you have 5 minutes to spare, sorted by category so you can find what suits your mood. Stories average 1, words, including morality tales, feel-good/love stories, other-worldly stories, witty stories, dramatic stories, and farce/political stories. Featured authors include Mark Twain, Anton Chekhov, Kate Chopin, James Baldwin, H.H. Munro (SAKI), Virginia Woolf, O. the history of American humor these names rank high; in the field of American literature and the American short story they do not rank so high. I have found nothing of theirs that was first-class both as humor and as short story. Perhaps just below these three should be mentioned George Horatio Derby ().

        Top 10 contemporary short stories Ahead of ’s National short story prize, Jon McGregor reluctantly chooses ‘swoony’ work from recent years showing some of . Home - Random Browse: THE BEST AMERICAN HUMOROUS SHORT STORIES Edited by ALEXANDER JESSUP, Editor of "Representative American Short Stories," "The Book of the Short Story," the "Little French Masterpieces" Series, etc. INTRODUCTION This volume does not aim to contain all "the best American humorous short stories"; there are many other stories equally as .

      Washington Irving was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century. He was best known for his short stories “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle”, both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.   Raise your hand if you grew up reading children’s books from the s! The s were like a totally awesome decade, dude. I’m really happy with this list of 20th century classic children’s books from the s even though using the term “classic” is becoming more and more suspect as we close in on the 21st century. I included a mix of lesser known s books plus a handful of.


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The s were one of the most fertile and controversial times for the Amer ican short story. Rich in craft and variety, this collection includes such c lassic and beloved stories as Peter Taylor's "The Old Forest," Raymond Carver's "Cathedral," and other works by Joyce Carol Oates, Russell Banks, and a host of exciting, newer talents/5.

Shannon Ravenel, a native of Charleston, South Carolina, was series editor of The Best American Short Stories for fourteen years before she inaugurated the New Stories from the South series. She is director of Shannon Ravenel Books, an Algonquin imprint, and lives in Chapel Hill, North by: 2.

The Best American Short Stories includes Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Jamel Brinkley, Jeffrey Eugenides, Ursula K. Le Guin, Manuel Muñoz, Sigrid Nunez, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, Jim Shepherd, Weike Wang, and others/5().

Get this from a library. The best American short stories of the eighties. [Shannon Ravenel;] -- "These 20 stories were selected by series editor Ravenel from The Best American short stories of the eighties book printed in 'The Best American Short Stories' The variety of styles and themes in this collection ably reflects the talents.

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Shelves: best-american-short-stories There was a lot to dislike about this collection up front. Elkin's introductory essay was truly obnoxious, full of self-satisfaction, pomp, and garrulity; and he had some strong male chauvinistic tendencies that came through in the very table of contents/5.

Shelves: best-american-short-stories One thing is clear about John Gardner, the editor of this edition: he doesn't care for pyrotechnics or experiments.

Just about every story in this collection felt like the work of a capital-S Storyteller, as opposed to, say, a technician, a profiler, or an avant-gardist/5.

It's been almost two weeks since I read The Best American Short Storiesand not many have the stories stuck with me from memory, but I remember liking it favorite story in the collection was Mona Simpson's "Lawns," which is about a young college-aged woman coming to terms with her sexual abuse and its effects on her view of relationships/5.

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The stories did not feel as quaint or as forced, although there were two stories which were centered on nature and another with a trick ending/5. The Best American Short Stories by Margaret Atwood: The Best American Short Stories of the 80s by Shannon Ravenel: s: The Best American Short Stories by Richard Ford: The Best American Short Stories by Alice Adams: The Best American Short Stories by Robert Stone: The Best American Short Stories.

Before the Nook, Kindle, or any other type of e-reader, people held books with actual paper pages. Some of us even prefer the paper to the screen.

Either way, books of the s were a great way for you to kick back and entertain yourself – quietly. Some of the best books of the s are also from some of the best authors. Great American Short Stories Featuring 19 of the finest works from the most distinguished writers in the American short-story tradition, this new compilation begins with Nathaniel Hawthorne's tale Young Goodman Brown and ranges across an entire.

#1 New York Times best-selling, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Anthony Doerr brings his“stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors” (San Francisco Chronicle) to selecting The Best American Short Stories Doerr and the series editor, Heidi Pitlor, winnow down twenty stories out of thousands that represent the best examples of the form published the previous year.

The American short story The short story in the USA was strongly influenced by writers in Europe and Russia. Washington Irving () was the first important American writer of short stories. When he was Ambassador to Spain, he wrote one of his most famous collections of stories, Tales of the Alhambra.

His stories show the influence of. The s were one of the most fertile and controversial times for the American short story. Rich in craft and variety, this collection includes such classic and beloved stories as Peter Taylor's "The Old Forest," Raymond Carver's "Cathedral," and other works by Joyce Carol Oates, Russell Banks, and a host of exciting, newer talents.; /5.

The Best American Short Stories of the Eighties (Book): The s were one of the most fertile and controversial times for the Amer ican short story. Rich in craft and variety, this collection includes such c lassic and beloved stories as Peter Taylor's The Old Forest, Raymond Carve r's Cathedral, and other works by Joyce Carol Oates, Russell Banks, and a host of exciting, newer talents.Heidi Pitlor has been the series editor of The Best American Short Stories since The Best American Short Stories is the longest-running and best-selling series of short fiction in the country.

Each year, Pitlor works with a different guest editor to select the best twenty short stories that were published in print and online magazines.

Series editor Heidi Pitlor moderates a panel discussion on "The Best American Short Stories ," presented by Harvard Book Store. Panelists include the .