Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction 50 North American Stories Since 1970

ISBN-10: 1416532277
ISBN-13: 9781416532279
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
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Description: Selected from a survey of more than five hundred English professors, short story writers, and novelists, this revised and updated second edition features fifty remarkable stories written by a wide spectrum of stylistically and culturally diverse  More...

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List price: $21.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 12/4/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

Selected from a survey of more than five hundred English professors, short story writers, and novelists, this revised and updated second edition features fifty remarkable stories written by a wide spectrum of stylistically and culturally diverse authors. Russell Banks - Donald Barthelme - Rick Bass - Richard Bausch - Charles Baxter - Amy Bloom - T. C. Boyle - Kevin Brockmeier - Robert Olen Butler - Sandra Cisneros - Peter Ho Davies - Janet Desaulniers - Junot Diaz - Anthony Doerr - Stuart Dybek - Deborah Eisenberg - Richard Ford - Mary Gaitskill - Dagoberto Gilb - Ron Hansen - A. M. Homes - Mary Hood - Denis Johnson - Edward P. Jones - Thom Jones - Jamaica Kincaid - Jhumpa Lahiri - David Leavitt - Kelly Link - Reginald McKnight - David Means - Susan Minot - Rick Moody - Bharati Mukherjee - Antonya Nelson - Joyce Carol Oates - Tim O'Brien - Daniel Orozco - Julie Orringer - ZZ Packer - E. Annie Proulx - Stacey Richter - George Saunders - Joan Silber - Leslie Marmon Silko - Susan Sontag - Amy Tan - Melanie Rae Thon - Alice Walker - Steve Yarbrough

Tommy Chong is a sixty-eight-year-old writer and director, best known as half of the legendary comedy duo Cheech and Chong. The pair found a wide audience through their stand-up routines, comedy albums, and popular films about the hippie, free-love, and (especially) drug culture movement. A father of five, Chong lives with his wife, Shelby, in California and performs with her at comedy clubs across the country. This is his first book.Lex Williford teaches in the bilingual writing program at the University of Texas, El Paso. He previously taught in the writing programs at Southern Illinois University and the University of Alabama. His collection of stories, Macauley's Thumb, was co-winner of the 1993 Iowa School of Letters Award for Short Fiction. He lives with his wife in El Paso, Texas.

Michael Martone is Professor of English at the University of Alabama--Tuscaloosa. He is the author of seven works of fiction, including The Blue Guide to Indiana and Michael Martone, two collections of fiction, The Flatness and Other Landscapes and Unconventions: Attempting the Art of Craft and the Craft of Art, and six edited volumes. He lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
A Type of Love Story
The School
The Hermits Story
The Fireman's Wife
The Disappeared
Silver Water
Caviar
The Ceiling
Jealous Husband Returns in Form, of Parrot
Never Marry a Mexican
Relief
After Rosa Parks
Nilda
The Caretaker
We Didn't
Twilight of the Superheroes
Communist
Tiny, Smiling Daddy
Winners on the Pass Line
Wickedness
A Real Doll
How Far She Went
Car Crash While Hitchhiking
Marie
The Pugilist at Rest
Girl
A Temporary Matter
Territory
Stone Animals
The Kind of Light That Shines an Texas
The Secret Goldfish
Lust
Boys
The Management of Grief
Female Trouble
The Translation
The Things They Carried
Orientation
Pilgrims
Brownies
The Half-Skinned Steer
The Cavemen in the Hedges
Sea Oak
My Shape
Tony's Story
The Way We Live Now
Two Kinds
Xmas, Jamaica Plain
Nineteen Fifty-Five
The Rest of Her Life
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