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Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction: Fifty North American Stories since 1970 / Edition 1
     

Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction: Fifty North American Stories since 1970 / Edition 1

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by Lex Williford
 

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ISBN-10: 0684857960

ISBN-13: 2900684857960

Pub. Date: 12/28/1999

Publisher: Touchstone

Selected from a survey of more than 200 English professors, award-winning short-story writers, novelists, and fiction workshop directors, a remarkable collection of North American literature written since 1970.
Sherman Alexie • Margaret Atwood • Toni Cade Bambara • Russell Banks • John Barth • Donald Barthelme • Rick Bass •

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Selected from a survey of more than 200 English professors, award-winning short-story writers, novelists, and fiction workshop directors, a remarkable collection of North American literature written since 1970.
Sherman Alexie • Margaret Atwood • Toni Cade Bambara • Russell Banks • John Barth • Donald Barthelme • Rick Bass • Richard Bausch • Charles Baxter • Madison Smartt Bell • Amy Bloom • Kate Braverman • Robert Olen Butler • Ethan Canin • Raymond Carver • Sandra Cisneros • Michael Cunningham • Junot Diaz • Stuart Dybek • Tony Earley • Louise Erdrich • Richard Ford • David Gates • Tim Gautreaux • Ron Hansen • Amy Hempel • Denis Johnson • Edward P. Jones • Thom Jones • David Michael Kaplan • Janet Kaufman • Jamaica Kincaid • David Leavitt • Reginald McKnight • Lorrie Moore • Bharati Mukherjee • Alice Munro • Joyce Carol Oates • Tim O'Brien • Cynthia Ozick • Annie Proulx • Mark Richard • Lee Smith • Susan Sontag • Amy Tan • Melanie Rae Thon • Stephanie Vaughn • Alice Walker • John Edgar Wideman • Joy Williams

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900684857960
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
672

Table of Contents

CONTENTS
LEX WILLIFORD AND MICHAEL MARTONE
Foreword
ROSELLEN BROWN
Introduction
ALEXIE, SHERMAN
This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona
ATWOOD, MARGARET
Death by Landscape
BAMBARA, TONI
Cade Raymond's Run
BANKS, RUSSELL
Sarah Cole: A Type of Love Story
BARTH, JOHN
Click
BARTHELME, DONALD
The School
BASS, RICK
Wild Horses
BAUSCH, RICHARD
The Man Who Knew Belle Starr
BAXTER, CHARLES
Gryphon
BELL, MADISON SMARTT
Customs of the Country
BLOOM, AMY SILVER
Water
BRAVERMAN, KATE
Tall Tales from the Mekong Delta
BUTLER, ROBERT OLEN
A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain
CANIN, ETHAN
The Year of Getting to Know Us
CARVER, RAYMOND
Errand
CISNEROS, SANDRA
Woman Hollering Creek
CUNNINGHAM, MICHAEL
White Angel
DIAZ, JUNOT
Fiesta 1980
DYBEK, STUART
Pet Milk
EARLEY, TONY
The Prophet from Jupiter
ERDRICH, LOUISE
Saint Marie
FORD, RICHARD
Rock Springs
GATES, DAVID
The Mail Lady
GAUTREAUX, TIM
Same Place, Same Things
HANSEN, RON
Nebraska
HEMPEL, AMY
In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried
JOHNSON, DENIS
Emergency
JONES, EDWARD P.
Marie
JONES, THOM
Cold Snap
KAPLAN, DAVID MICHAEL
Doe Season
KAUFFMAN, JANET
Patriotic
KINCAID, JAMAICA
Girl
LEAVITT, DAVID
Territory
MCKNIGHT, REGINALD
The Kind of Light That Shineson Texas
MOORE, LORRIE
You're Ugly, Too
MUKHERJEE, BHARATI
The Management of Grief
MUNRO, ALICE
Meneseteung
OATES, JOYCE CAROL
Ghost Girls
O'BRIEN, TIM
The Things They Carried
OZICK, CYNTHIA
The Shawl
PROULX, ANNIE
Brokeback Mountain
RICHARD, MARK
Strays
SMITH, LEE
Intensive Care
SONTAG, SUSAN
The Way We Live Now
TAN, AMY
Two Kinds
THON, MELANIE RAE
First, Body
VAUGHN, STEPHANIE
Able, Baker, Charlie, Dog
WALKER, ALICE
Nineteen Fifty-five
WIDEMAN, JOHN EDGAR
Fever
WILLIAMS, JOY
Taking Care

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The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction: Fifty North American Stories since 1970 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sure, these stories are well-written. Creative writing professors write well. It's what they do. I could only give this book approx. 200 pages of my time because for every story that was somewhat rewarding there were 7 that were flat. This book made me appreciate Hemingway and Hawthorne shorts. Most of these pieces were too academic and sanitary. Maybe well-written doesn't read well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had to read of few a these stories for an English class and out of interest decided to read the whole collection. Some stories are slightly disturbing. Some appear to have no point whatsoever. But there are definitely a bunch that are cleverly mastered and quite enjoyable to read.