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The best American short stories of the century

Author: John Updike; Katrina Kenison
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, ©1999.
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"The Best American Short Stories of the Century brings together the best of the best - fifty-five extraordinary stories that represent a century's worth of unsurpassed accomplishments in this quintessentially American literary genre. Here are the stories that have endured the test of time: masterworks by such writers as Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Willa Cather, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Saroyan, Flannery  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Best American short stories of the century.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, ©1999
(OCoLC)647311643
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Updike; Katrina Kenison
ISBN: 0395843685 9780395843680
OCLC Number: 40964002
Notes: Titles selected by John Updike from the 1915 through 1998 editions of The best American short stories series.
Description: xxiv, 775 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Zelig / Benjamin Rosenblatt --
Little selves / Mary Lerner --
A jury of her peers / Susan Glaspell --
The other woman / Sherwood Anderson --
The golden honeymoon / Ring Lardner --
Blood-burning moon / Jean Toomer --
The killers / Ernest Hemingway --
Double birthday / Willa Cather --
Wild plums / Grace Stone Oates --
Theft / Katherine Anne Porter --
That evening sun go down / William Faulkner --
Here we are / Dorothy Parker --
Crazy Sunday / F. Scott Fitzgerald --
My dead brother comes to America / Alexander Godin --
Resurrection of a life / William Saroyan --
Christmas gift / Robert Penn Warren --
Bright and morning star / Richard Wright --
The hitch-hikers / Eudora Welty --
The peach stone / Paul Horgan --
"That in Aleppo once ..." / Vladimir Nabokov --
The interior castle / Jean Stafford --
Miami-New York / Martha Gellhorn --
The second tree from the corner / E.B. White --
The farmer's children / Elizabeth Bishop --
Death of a favorite / J.F. Powers --
The resemblance between a violin case and a coffin / Tennessee Williams --
The country husband / John Cheever --
Greenleaf / Flannery O'Connor --
The ledge / Lawrence Sargent Hall --
Defender of the faith / Philip Roth --
Criers and kibitzers, kibitzers and criers / Stanley Elkin --
The German refugee / Bernard Malamud --
Where are you going, where have you been? / Joyce Carol Oates --
The rotifer / Mary Ladd Gavell --
Gold Coast / James Alan McPherson --
The key / Isaac Bashevis Singer --
A city of churches / Donald Barthelme --
How to win / Rosellen Brown --
Roses, rhododendron / Alice Adams --
Verona: a young woman speaks / Harold Brodkey --
A silver dish / Saul Bellow --
Gesturing / John Updike --
The shawl / Cynthia Ozick --
Where I'm calling from / Raymond Carver --
Janus / Ann Beattie --
The way we live now / Susan Sontag --
The things they carried / Tim O'Brien --
Meneseteung / Alice Munro --
You're ugly, too / Lorrie Moore --
I want to live! / Thom Jones --
In the gloaming / Alice Elliott Dark --
Proper library / Carolyn Ferrell --
Birthmates / Gish Jen --
Soon / Pam Durban --
The half-skinned steer / Annie Proulx.
Responsibility: John Updike, editor ; Katrina Kenison, coeditor ; with an introduction by John Updike.
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"The Best American Short Stories of the Century brings together the best of the best - fifty-five extraordinary stories that represent a century's worth of unsurpassed accomplishments in this quintessentially American literary genre. Here are the stories that have endured the test of time: masterworks by such writers as Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Willa Cather, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Saroyan, Flannery O'Connor, John Cheever, Eudora Welty, Philip Roth, Joyce Carol Oates, Raymond Carver, Cynthia Ozick, and others. These are the writers who have shaped and defined the landscape of the American short story, who have unflinchingly explored all aspects of the human condition, and whose works will continue to speak to us as we enter the next century."--Jacket.

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