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The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories

The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories Book
Author : Ben Marcus
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2007-12-18
ISBN : 0307428133
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“In twenty-nine separate but ingenious ways, these stories seek permanent residence within a reader. They strive to become an emotional or intellectual cargo that might accompany us wherever, or however, we go. . . . If we are made by what we read, if language truly builds people into what they are, how they think, the depth with which they feel, then these stories are, to me, premium material for that construction project. You could build a civilization with them.” —Ben Marcus, from the Introduction Award-winning author of Notable American Women Ben Marcus brings us this engaging and comprehensive collection of short stories that explore the stylistic variety of the medium in America today. Sea Oak by George Saunders Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells Tower Do Not Disturb by A.M. Homes The Girl in the Flammable Skirt by Aimee Bender The Caretaker by Anthony Doerr The Old Dictionary by Lydia Davis The Father’s Blessing by Mary Caponegro The Life and Work of Alphonse Kauders by Aleksandar Hemon People Shouldn’t Have to be the Ones to Tell You by Gary Lutz Histories of the Undead by Kate Braverman When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine by Jhumpa Lahiri Down the Road by Stephen Dixon X Number of Possibilities by Joanna Scott Tiny, Smiling Daddy by Mary Gaitskill Brief Interviews with Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace The Sound Gun by Matthew Derby Short Talks by Anne Carson Field Events by Rick Bass Scarliotti and the Sinkhole by Padgett Powell

The Oxford Book of American Short Stories

The Oxford Book of American Short Stories Book
Author : Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 1992
ISBN : 9780195092622
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents a collection of fifty-six familiar and unfamiliar stories by such writers as Washington Irving, Ernest Hemingway, Edgar Allan Poe, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry James, and Kate Chopin.

COOLEST AMERICAN STORIES 2022

COOLEST AMERICAN STORIES 2022 Book
Author : Mark Wish,Elizabeth Coffey
Publisher : Coolest Stories Press
Release : 2022-01-10
ISBN : 1737573911
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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America's most talented storytellers share their most courageous, compelling, unputdownable work in a collection made for story lovers. Praised early on by Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk author Ben Fountain and The Weight of Blood author Laura McHugh, COOLEST AMERICAN STORIES is a new annual short story anthology whose guiding philosophy is that a collection of interesting "full meal" short stories could, as one @JustCoolStories Twitter follower put it, "make America cool again." Toward this end, COOLEST AMERICAN STORIES 2022 features a previously unpublished story by the multi-major-book-award-winning author of Blacktop Wasteland S. A. Cosby; the timeless, previously unpublished short story that led Tina Brown to sign Frances Park's When My Sister Was Cleopatra Moon; and Pulitzer Prize finalist Lee Martin's heartfelt rendering of married life that apparently was too startling for the editors of several university-affiliated literary magazines. And since interesting storytelling―rather than a list of publishing credits―matters most to story-hungry readers, COOLEST AMERICAN STORIES 2022 also includes a page-turner about dating in Hollywood written by MFA student Megan Ritchie; Brooklyn native D.Z. Stone's very first published fiction, a hilarious love story that celebrates the power of women; a heartbreaking account of adult siblinghood authored by David Ebenbach―among others in this treasure trove of unputdownable, sharply written, sometimes comic, sometimes frightening, always suspenseful stories loaded with twists and turns. "Coolest American Stories 2022 is a helluva lot of fun. These stories bump and brim with rambunctious energy and show that the American short story is alive and well. Many thanks to Mark Wish and Elizabeth Coffey for this breath―or let's call it a gale―of fresh literary air." --Ben Fountain, winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award and the National Book Critics’ Circle Award, author of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk "Extraordinarily rich storytelling from fresh, vibrant voices―Coolest American Stories promises to be an annual force." --Laura McHugh, internationally bestselling author of The Weight of Blood and What’s Done in Darkness "Love short stories? This collection is for you. Not yet sure how to feel about short stories? This collection is definitely for you. Whoever you are, wherever you are: read these stories!" --Lori Ostlund, Flannery O’Connor Award winner and author of After the Parade and The Bigness of the World

The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories

The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories Book
Author : Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 1999-07-15
ISBN : 0195130855
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This collection brings together 53 stories that span the history of Latin American literature and represent the most dazzling achievements in the form. It covers the entire history of Latin American short fiction, from the colonial period to present.

The Best American Short Stories of the Century

The Best American Short Stories of the Century Book
Author : John Updike
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9780395843673
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With a new 1999 story added to the paperback volume, this collection of the best stories of the century includes some of the greatest names in literature as well as a few spectacular one-hit wonders. Reprint.

Native American Stories

Native American Stories Book
Author : Joseph Bruchac,Michael J. Caduto
Publisher : Fulcrum Publishing
Release : 1991
ISBN : 9781555910945
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A collection of Native American tales and myths focusing on the relationship between man and nature.

New American Stories

New American Stories Book
Author : Ben Marcus
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2015
ISBN : 0804173540
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An anthology of top-selected short fiction by new and established American writers includes pieces by Deborah Einsenberg, Anthony Doerr and Charles Yu. Original.

American Stories

American Stories Book
Author : Helene Barbara Weinberg,Carrie Rebora Barratt
Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
Release : 2009
ISBN : 1588393364
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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They also consider the artists' responses to foreign prototypes, travel and training, changing exhibition venues, and audience expectations. The persistence of certain themes--childhood, marriage, the family, and the community; the attainment and reinforcement of citizenship; attitudes toward race; the frontier as reality and myth; and the process and meaning of making art--underscores evolving styles and standards of storytelling. Divided into four chronological sections, the book begins with the years surrounding the American Revolution and the birth of the new republic, when painters such as Copley, Peale, and Samuel F.B. Morse incorporated stories within the expressive bounds of portraiture. During the Jacksonian and pre-Civil War decades from about 1830 to 1860, Mount, Bingham, Lilly Martin Spencer, and others painted genre scenes featuring lighthearted narratives that growing audiences for art could easily read and understand.

American Stories

American Stories Book
Author : Kafū Nagai
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2000-03-30
ISBN : 9780231500241
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nagai Kafu is one of the greatest modern Japanese writers, but until now his classic collection, American Stories, based on his sojourn from Japan to Washington State, Michigan, and New York City in the early years of the twentieth century, has never been available in English. Here, with a detailed and insightful introduction, is an elegant translation of Kafu's perceptive and lyrical account. Like de Tocqueville a century before, Kafu casts a fresh, keen eye on vibrant and varied America—world fairs, concert halls, and college campuses; saloons, the immigrant underclass, and red-light districts. Many of his vignettes involve encounters with fellow Japanese or Chinese immigrants, some of whom are poorly paid laborers facing daily discrimination. The stories paint a broad landscape of the challenges of American life for the poor, the foreign born, and the disaffected, peopled with crisp individual portraits that reveal the daily disappointments and occasional euphorias of modern life. Translator Mitsuko Iriye's introduction provides important cultural and biographical background about Kafu's upbringing in rapidly modernizing Japan, as well as literary context for this collection. In the first story, "Night Talk in a Cabin," three young men sailing from Japan to Seattle each reveal how poor prospects, shattered confidence, or a broken heart has driven him to seek a better life abroad. In "Atop the Hill," the narrator meets a fellow Japanese expatriate at a small midwestern religious college, who slowly reveals his complex reasons for leaving behind his wife in Japan. Caught between the pleasures of America's cities and the stoicism of its small towns, he wonders if he can ever return home. Kafu plays with the contradictions and complexities of early twentieth-century America, revealing the tawdry, poor, and mundane underside of New York's glamour in "Ladies of the Night" while celebrating the ingenuity, cosmopolitanism, and freedom of the American city in "Two Days in Chicago." At once sensitive and witty, elegant and gritty, these stories provide a nuanced outsider's view of the United States and a perfect entrance into modern Japanese literature.

Still More Real American Stories

Still More Real American Stories Book
Author : Bob Quirk
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2014-04-29
ISBN : 1496901606
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The book contains almost fifty stories whose topics are drawn from world history, local history and family history. They cover the author's travel adventures and those of his family members. He writes about the local impact of big events such as World War II and of smaller things like a graduation ceremony or a drive-in movie. Big-city life and rural America each have stories included. Articles on sporting events are scattered throughout the book and include players and games ranging from local high school basketball through professional baseball.

Our Lady of the Artichokes and Other Portuguese American Stories

Our Lady of the Artichokes and Other Portuguese American Stories Book
Author : Katherine Vaz
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release : 2008-10
ISBN : 0803217900
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The stories in this prize-winning collection evoke a complete world, one so richly imagined and finely realized that the stories themselves are not so much read as experienced. The world of these stories is Portuguese-American, redolent of incense and spices, resonant with ritual and prayer, immersed in the California culture of freeway and commerce. Packed with lyrical prose and vivid detail, acclaimed writer Katherine Vaz conjures a captivating blend of Old World heritage and New World culture to explore the links between families, friends, strangers, and their world. ø From the threat of a serial killer as the background for a young girl?s first brush with death to the fallout of a modern-day visitation from the Virgin Mary; from an AIDS-stricken squatter refusing to vacate an empty Lisbon home to a mother?s yearlong struggle with the death of her synesthetic daughter, these deft stories make their world ours.

The Native American Story Book Volume Four Stories of the American Indians for Children

The Native American Story Book Volume Four Stories of the American Indians for Children Book
Author : G.W. Mullins
Publisher : Light Of The Moon Publishing
Release : 2018-02-06
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Native Americans use storytelling to get to know one another, as well as, passing history and messages on to newer generations. These stories are a heritage, but they will be known only as long as they are told. When someone ceases to tell a story, part of our cultural knowledge is gone. The stories of Native American Indians have always possessed some greater meaning. They are often based in nature or about animals. And even though the tribes may vary in location or beliefs, deep within you will find a common thread. Respect for nature can be heard in stories from tribes from Canada to Florida. The stories included in this book show Native American storytelling at its best. Among the stories included in this fourth volume Of the Native American Story Book are: The Woman and her Bear, The Story of Winter Snow, The Warrior of High Cliff, The Sacred Pipe of the T'salagi, The Origin of Fire and the Canoe, The Long Journey, A New Bow for Tani, The Trickster's Great Fall and His Revenge, Grandfather Thunder, The Origin of the Doll Being and many, many more.

The Native American Story Book Volume Two Stories of the American Indians for Children

The Native American Story Book Volume Two Stories of the American Indians for Children Book
Author : G.W. Mullins
Publisher : Light Of The Moon Publishing
Release : 2018-02-06
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Native American Story Book Volume Two Stories of the American Indians for Children book written by G.W. Mullins, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Best American Humorous Short Stories

The Best American Humorous Short Stories Book
Author : CREATESPACE,Various Authors,
Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
Release : 2009-02-19
ISBN : 1442933070
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Books for All Kinds of Readers. ReadHowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Our 7 different sizes of EasyRead are optimized by increasing the font size and spacing between the words and the letters. We partner with leading publishers around the globe. Our goal is to have accessible editions simultaneously released with publishers new books so that all readers can have access to the books they want to read. To find more books in your format visit www.readhowyouwant.com

100 Great American Short Stories

100 Great American Short Stories Book
Author : John Grafton
Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
Release : 2020-07-15
ISBN : 0486847594
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Includes "The Eyes of the Panther," Ambrose Bierce; "The Locket," Kate Chopin; "Out of Season," Ernest Hemingway; "The Black Cat," Edgar Allan Poe; "Luck," Mark Twain; "The Dilettante," Edith Wharton; more.

The Best American Short Stories 2014

The Best American Short Stories 2014 Book
Author : Jennifer Egan,Heidi Pitlor
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2014
ISBN : 0547819226
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Presents twenty of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources.

The Best American Short Stories 2012

The Best American Short Stories 2012 Book
Author : Tom Perrotta,Heidi Pitlor
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0547242107
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Presents twenty of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources.

The Best American Short Stories 2011

The Best American Short Stories 2011 Book
Author : Geraldine Brooks,Heidi Pitlor
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2011
ISBN : 0547242166
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents twenty of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources.

The Best American Series Short Stories Essays

The Best American Series  Short Stories   Essays Book
Author : The Best American Series
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2011-10-11
ISBN : 054786227X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A collection of eleven fiction and nonfiction selections from the 2011 editions of the Best American Series, highlighting 2011’s best American writing. The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. The guest editor then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected—and most popular—of its kind. This special ebook contains eleven selections from the 2011 editions. From The Best American Short Stories edited by Geraldine Brooks: “Housewifely Arts” by Megan Mayhew Bergman “Phantoms” by Steven Millhauser From The Best American Essays edited by Edwidge Danticat: “Chapels” by Pico Iyer “There Are Things Awry Here” by Lia Purpura From The Best American Mystery Stories edited by Harlan Coben: “A Crime of Opportunity” by Ernest J. Finney From The Best American Science and Nature Writing edited by Mary Roach: “The Killer in the Pool” by Tim Zimmermann “The Whole Fracking Enchilada” by Sandra Steingraber From The Best American Sports Writing edited by Jane Leavy: “The Surfing Savant” by Paul Solotaroff “New Mike, Old Christine” by Nancy Hass From The Best American Travel Writing edited by Sloane Crosley: “My Year at Sea” by Christopher Buckley “Miami Party Boom” by Emily Witt

The Oxford Book of American Short Stories

The Oxford Book of American Short Stories Book
Author : Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2013
ISBN : 0199744394
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents a collection of fifty-nine familiar and unfamiliar stories by such writers as John Cheever, Ray Bradbury, Flannery O'Connor, Edmund White, and Richard Wright.