The Available Press/PEN Short Story Collection

The Available Press/PEN Short Story Collection

by Alice Adams
     
 

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Library Journal - Library Journal
These 83 stories were originally chosen by a distinguished panel of writers and then submitted to participating newspaper editors, who were free to publish any works they liked; eventually, nine million readers had access to fine fiction along with the usual journalistic fare. There are very few misses here: the average piece is sharply focused, ironic, and economically written. In Allen Gurganus's ``A Public Denial,'' for example, a man drives across a pond underwater but drowns when, in his excitement trying to get to a telephone, he loses control and lands in a second pond, this time with the windows down. Unlike that experiment, however, this anthology is both bold and successful. David Kirby, English Dept., Florida State Univ., Tallahassee

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345321268
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/12/1985
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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