Best American Humorous Short Stories

Best American Humorous Short Stories

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This volume does not aim to contain all "the best American humorous short stories"; there are many other stories equally as good, I suppose, in much the same vein, scattered through the range of American literature. I have tried to keep a certain unity of aim and impression in selecting these stories. In the first place I determined that the pieces of brief fiction…  See more details below

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This volume does not aim to contain all "the best American humorous short stories"; there are many other stories equally as good, I suppose, in much the same vein, scattered through the range of American literature. I have tried to keep a certain unity of aim and impression in selecting these stories. In the first place I determined that the pieces of brief fiction which I included must first of all be not merely good stories, but good short stories. I put myself in the position of one who was about to select the best short stories in the whole range of American literature,[1] but who, just before he started to do this, was notified that he must refrain from selecting any of the best American short stories that did not contain the element of humor to a marked degree. But I have kept in mind the wide boundaries of the term humor, and also the fact that the humorous standard should be kept second--although a close second--to the short story standard.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011840180
Publisher:
New Century Books
Publication date:
11/19/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,302,546
File size:
249 KB

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Best American Humorous Short Stories 1.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An astonishing collection - the gatekeeper of the volume succeeded in excluding any contribution that could evoke a laugh; not a hint of a grin in this book. Even the dated style of the older works didn't evoke a snicker. Best to avoid.
Matthew Dreher More than 1 year ago
Do not waste your 99 cents.
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