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

Format: Print Book 1999
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Summary
Selected from a survey of more than 200 English professors, award-winning short-story writers, novelists, and fiction workshop directors, a remarkable collection of North American literature written since 1970.Sherman Alexie • Margaret Atwood • Toni Cade Bambara • Russell Banks • John Barth • Donald Barthelme • Rick Bass • Richard Bausch • Charles Baxter • Madison Smartt Bell • Amy Bloom • Kate Braverman • Robert Olen Butler • Ethan Canin • Raymond Carver • Sandra Cisneros • Michael Cunningham • Junot Diaz • Stuart Dybek • Tony Earley • Louise Erdrich • Richard Ford • David Gates • Tim Gautreaux • Ron Hansen • Amy Hempel • Denis Johnson • Edward P. Jones • Thom Jones • David Michael Kaplan • Janet Kaufman • Jamaica Kincaid • David Leavitt • Reginald McKnight • Lorrie Moore • Bharati Mukherjee • Alice Munro • Joyce Carol Oates • Tim O'Brien • Cynthia Ozick • Annie Proulx • Mark Richard • Lee Smith • Susan Sontag • Amy Tan • Melanie Rae Thon • Stephanie Vaughn • Alice Walker • John Edgar Wideman • Joy Williams
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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Taking pains to "democratize the process of story selection," the editors have tried to create a resource for fiction writing programs: stories teachers of fiction-writing will be most interested in using. The result is an impressively wide-ranging collection of contemporary stories, many of which have previously appeared in various annual best-of anthologies, and whose authors, to anyone who's been exercising an interest in contemporary literary fiction, will mostly be familiar: Donald Barthelme, Raymond Carver, Louise Erdrich, Jamaica Kincaid, and John Edgar Wideman. There are some less well known but also highly accomplished contributions, such as Michael Cunningham's "White Angel" and David Michael Kaplan's "Doe Season." In the introduction, Rosellen Brown makes a brief, impassioned case for the work fiction-writing classes and workshops can make possible, in part through attention to the achievements of stories such as the ones here; and short biographical paragraphs introduce each of the writers and list some of their publications, into which most aspiring fiction writers will want to delve more deeply. But this book gives them some excellent starting points. --James O'Laughlin"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Short stories, American.
Short stories, Canadian.
American fiction -- 20th century.
Canadian fiction -- 20th century.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Canada -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Scribner Paperback Fiction,1999
Contributors Williford, Lex, 1954-
Martone, Michael.
Language English
Description 671 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 0684857960
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