Norton Anthology of Contemporary Fiction

Norton Anthology of Contemporary Fiction

by R. V. Cassill (Editor), Cassill

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Norton Anthology of Contemporary Fiction by R. V. Cassill, Cassill

Acclaimed writers R. V. Cassill and Joyce Carol Oates have joined forces for this refreshed and updated edition. With 45 stories, 23 new to this edition, the anthology provides an abundant selection of fiction from 1960 to the present. Readers will appreciate newly included stories from their favorite authors such as Margaret Atwood, Ann Beattie, Gabriel García Márquez, and Tim O'Brien, as well as the addition of sixteen new writers, including Julia Alvarez, Richard Ford, Jamaica Kincaid, and Bharati Mukherjee. Biographical notes on all the writers provide a valuable resource for the reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393956191
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 12/28/1987
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 527
Product dimensions: 5.18(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.97(d)

About the Author

R. V. Cassill the original editor of The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, taught creative writing at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and at Brown, Purdue, Columbia, and Harvard. He was the author of more than thirty books of fiction, including the novels Clem Anderson, Dr. Cobb’s Game, and After Goliath. Cassil’s Collected Stories was published in 1989. He died in Rhode Island in 2002.

Joyce Carol Oates is one of our most important and well known writers—and one of America’s foremost writers of the short story form. She is also a regular contributor of reviews and criticism for the New York Times Book Review, The New York Review of Books, and elsewhere. She also reads and lectures widely throughout the US, at universities and bookstores.

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