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Great American Short Stories

Great American Short Stories

Paperback(Mass Market Paperback - Reissue)

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An outstanding collection chronicling the growth of the american short story from humorous legend to powerful contempory fiction. 

Contributors include:
Washington Irving • Herman Melville • Mark Twain • William Faulkner • John Steinbeck • Eudaro Welty • AND MORE!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440330608
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/1985
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 455,695
Product dimensions: 4.12(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Wallace Stegner (1909–1993) was the author of, among other novels, All the Little Live Things (winner of a Commonwealth Club Gold Medal), Angle of Repose (winner of the Pulitzer Prize), and The Spectator Bird (winner of the National Book Award). His nonfiction includes The Sound of Mountain Water, The Uneasy Chair: A Biography of Bernard DeVoto, and Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs: Living and Writing in the West. Three of his short stories won O. Henry Prizes, and in 1980 he received the Robert Kirsch Award from the Los Angeles Times for his lifetime literary achievements.

Mary Stegner was the wife of Wallace Stegner and his constant assistant, as well as a violinist with the Stanford Symphony Orchestra. She was Wallace’s coeditor for Great American Short Stories and wrote the afterword for his book Remembering Laughter. She died in 2010.

Date of Birth:

February 18, 1909

Date of Death:

April 13, 1993

Place of Birth:

Lake Mills, Iowa

Place of Death:

Santa Fe, New Mexico


B.A., University of Utah, 1930; attended University of California, 1932-33; Ph. D., State University of Iowa, 1935

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