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The Scribner anthology of contemporary short fiction : fifty North American stories since 1970

Author: Lex Williford; Michael Martone
Publisher: New York : Scribner Paperback Fiction, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Stories chosen by teachers of college writing-programs, such courses now taught in 800 universities. The stories range from Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, a slice of life from the Vietnam War, to Amy Tan's Two Kinds, the efforts of a Chinese-American mother to turn her daughter into a prodigy.
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Scribner anthology of contemporary short fiction.
New York : Scribner Paperback Fiction, ©1999
(OCoLC)607386839
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lex Williford; Michael Martone
ISBN: 0684857960 9780684857961
OCLC Number: 41944672
Description: 671 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: This is what it means to say Phoenix, Arizona / Sherman Alexie --
Death by landscape / Margaret Atwood --
Raymond's run / Toni Cade Bambara --
Sarah Cole : a type of love story / Russell Banks --
Click / John Barth --
The school / Donald Barthelme --
Wild horses / Rick Bass --
The man who knew Belle Starr / Richard Bausch --
Gryphon / Charles Baxter --
Customs of the country / Madison Smartt Bell --
Silver water / Amy Bloom --
Tall tales from the Mekong Delta / Kate Braverman --
A good scent from a strange mountain / Robert Olen Butler --
The year of getting to know us / Ethan Canin --
Errand / Raymond Carver --
Woman Hollering Creek / Sandra Cisneros --
White angel / Michael Cunningham --
Fiesta 1980 / Junot Diaz --
Pet milk / Stuart Dybek --
The prophet from Jupiter / Tony Earley --
Saint Marie / Louise Erdrich --
Rock Springs / Richard Ford --
The mail lady / David Gates --
Same place, same things / Tim Gautreaux --
Nebraska / Ron Hansen --
In the cemetery where Al Jolson is buried / Amy Hempel --
Emergency / Denis Johnson --
Marie / Edward P. Jones --
Cold snap / Thom Jones --
Doe season / David Michael Kaplan --
Patriotic / Janet Kauffman --
Girl / Jamaica Kincaid --
Territory / David Leavitt --
The kind of light that shines on Texas / Reginald McKnight --
You're ugly, too / Lorrie Moore --
The management of grief / Bharati Mukherjee --
Meneseteung / Alice Munro --
Ghost girls / Joyce Carol Oates --
The things they carried / Tim O'Brien --
The shawl / Cynthia Ozick --
Brokeback Mountain / Annie Proulx --
Strays / Mark Richard --
Intensive care / Lee Smith --
The way we live now / Susan Sontag --
Two kinds / Amy Tan --
First, body / Melanie Rae Thon --
Able, Baker, Charlie, Dog / Stephanie Vaughn --
Nineteen fifty-five / Alice Walker --
Fever / John Edgar Wideman --
Taking care / Joy Williams.
Responsibility: Lex Williford and Michael Martone, editors.
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Stories chosen by teachers of college writing-programs, such courses now taught in 800 universities. The stories range from Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, a slice of life from the Vietnam War, to Amy Tan's Two Kinds, the efforts of a Chinese-American mother to turn her daughter into a prodigy.

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