Ploughshares Fall 1988 Guest-Edited by George Garrett

Ploughshares Fall 1988 Guest-Edited by George Garrett

by George Garrett, Richard Yates, Andre Dubus, James Alan McPherson
     
 

The Fall 1988 issue of Ploughshares, guest edited by George Garrett. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest edited serially by prominent writers who explore different and personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles.

Renowned writer and former poet Laureate of Virginia, George Garrett, compiles this special issue called Fiction Discoveries,… See more details below

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The Fall 1988 issue of Ploughshares, guest edited by George Garrett. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest edited serially by prominent writers who explore different and personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles.

Renowned writer and former poet Laureate of Virginia, George Garrett, compiles this special issue called Fiction Discoveries, featuring young writers introduced by more established ones. In his introduction, Garrett writes, "Once upon a time, the chief business of the good literary magazines was discovery, the seeking and finding of new and gifted writers. They were discovered, and then they moved on to other stages and places. Old world has changed a lot since then. For at least twenty years the good literary magazines have been the permanent addresses of most of our best writers, and the function of these magazines has come, more and more, to be a showcase for the best work by the best (very often, too, the best 'known') writers in the country."

The issue features writing from Richard Yates, who introduces Cynthia Schad; James Alan McPherson, who introduces Wayne Johnson; and Andre Dubus, who introduces Christopher Tilghman, along with many other notable writers and emerging voices.

With this special edition of Ploughshares, Garrett seeks new voices from the rapidly changing community of American authors. Garrett states, "Peoples and races who had, until recently, small, soft, separate voices, if any, have now found voices for their views of the American experience. This is an important change."

INTRODUCTION
George Garrett

FICTION
"The Apple" by Josip Novakovich (introduced by Peter LaSalle)
"Close to Autumn" by Cynthia Schad (introduced by Richard Yates)
"Red Deer" by Wayne Johnson (introduced by James Alan McPherson)
"Sometimes Pain Waits" by Yolanda Barnes (introduced by George Garrett)
"An Ordinary Night" by Susan Watson (introduced by Madison Smartt Bell)
"Displacement" by David Wong Louie (introduced by DeWitt Henry)
"The Fox" by Paul Ruffin (introduced by Clay Reynolds)
"Claire de la Lune" by Cathy Carr (introduced by Fred Chappell)
"Tanner and JunHee" by Marshall N. Klimasewiski (introduced by Hilary Masters)
"An Unswallowable Love" by Dana Gibson (introduced by R. H. W. Dillard)
"Back" by Susan Straight (introduced by Jay Neugeboren)
"Drivin'" by Deborah Joy Corey (introduced by Pamela Painter)
"Mary in the Mountains" by Christopher Tilghman (introduced by Andre Dubus)
"Drawn from Life" by Amanda Pierson (introduced by Alyson Hagy)
"River Day" by Noy Holland (introduced by Tom Jenks)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016585833
Publisher:
Ploughshares / Emerson College
Publication date:
08/15/1988
Series:
Ploughshares , #1423
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
198
File size:
1 MB

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