Gotham Writers' Workshop Fiction Gallery

Gotham Writers' Workshop Fiction Gallery

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by Gotham Writers' Workshop, Alexander Steele, Thom Didato
     
 

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A collection of accessible and excellent short fiction hand-picked by the country's most popular writing school.

Each of the stories in Fiction Gallery will hold you spellbound from first to last page, while also exemplifying the very best in literary fiction. Grouped in sections that follow the cycle of life, these stories explore the varied aspects of human

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A collection of accessible and excellent short fiction hand-picked by the country's most popular writing school.

Each of the stories in Fiction Gallery will hold you spellbound from first to last page, while also exemplifying the very best in literary fiction. Grouped in sections that follow the cycle of life, these stories explore the varied aspects of human existence and, cumulatively, form the satisfying dramatic arc of a novel.

The authors range from the acknowledged masters of short fiction- Anton Chekhov, Dorothy Parker, John Cheever, Raymond Carver, T.C. Boyle, Jhumpa Lahiri- to the very best of today's emerging writers. As a bonus, the anthology includes interviews with T.C. Boyle and Jhumpa Lahiri, in which they illuminate the process of creating a short story.

Aspiring writers who enjoyed Gotham Writers' Workshop previous book, Writing Fiction, will also find this anthology an invaluable source of inspiration and instruction.

Gotham Writers' Workshop is America's leading private creative writing school, offering classes in New York City and on the web at WritingClasses.com. The school's interactive online classes, selected "Best of the Web" by Forbes, have attracted thousands of aspiring writers from across the United States and more than sixty countries.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Adult/High School-Arranged by themes, the stories in this terrific collection can be read both for enjoyment and for literary merit. They were written by established as well as recently published authors and include works by Anton Chekhov and Myla Goldberg. Topics range from crimes of passion to the humdrum of everyday life, and the tales' brevity and cutting-edge themes will appeal to busy students. Many of the pieces deal with contemporary issues like one-night stands (Pam Houston's "Sometimes You Talk about Idaho"), cheating (Ethan Canin's "The Palace Thief"), world destruction (T.C. Boyle's "After the Plague"), intolerance (Z.Z. Packer's "Brownies"), and the impersonal workplace (Daniel Orozco's "Orientation"). Each story is captivating; some are shocking. The selections are great examples of how writers use words to craft great literature. Interviews with Jhumpa Lahiri, Boyle, and Hannah Tinti provide additional insight into the writing process.-Pat Bender, The Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, PA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582344621
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
08/21/2004
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
204,453
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 8.23(h) x 1.01(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

What People are saying about this

Tamara Straus
If you find yourself on a long journey, Fiction Gallery is the perfect companion. And even if you're not traveling anywhere, these stories will transport you.
Editor in Chief, Zoetrope: All-Story
Thomas C. Foster
Fiction Gallery is a wonderful selection for the general reader and writing student alike. The editors have chosen stories with great range of period, style, form, and subject, stories that brilliantly convey the possibilities of the genre.
author of How To Read Literature Like a Professor
Elfrieda Abbe
Reading Fiction Gallery is like taking a seminar from the masters of short story writing. Inspiring and instructive for all writers!
Editor, The Writer

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