The Art of the Tale: An International Anthology of Short Stories, 1945-1985

The Art of the Tale: An International Anthology of Short Stories, 1945-1985

by Daniel Halpern
     
 

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Eighty-one masterpieces by the world's best writers—a surprising, irresistible collection of short stories from around the world.  See more details below

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Eighty-one masterpieces by the world's best writers—a surprising, irresistible collection of short stories from around the world.

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Library Journal
Halpern arbitrarily limits his selections to the past 40 years, then throws over them an ``international umbrella.'' Though many of his choices have valueincluding classics by Cheever, Camus, Pritchett, Robbe-Grillet, Moravia, Greene, Borges, Garcia Marquez, and Nabokovthe United States is disproportionately represented, claiming 32 authors of the total 81, and there is only token representation of writers from such countries as Nigeria, Japan, Poland, Peru, Egypt, Spain, India, Denmark, and Israel. Halpern states that he read ``the work of more than a hundred story writers.'' Such a minimal scope is inadequate for a bona fide international anthology, and consequently the collection lacks decisive thematic proportion and editorial purpose. Glenn O. Carey, English Dept., Eastern Kentucky Univ., Richmond

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140079494
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/28/1987
Pages:
832
Sales rank:
204,799
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 9.18(h) x 1.69(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Daniel Halpern is the author of eight collections of poetry, and has received numerous grants and awards (including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the 1993 PEN Publisher Citation). For twenty-five years he edited the literary magazine Antaeus. He is currently Editorial Director of The Ecco Press/HarperCollins and divides his time between Princeton, New Jersey and New York City.

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