Best of the South The Best of the Second Decade

ISBN-10: 1565124707
ISBN-13: 9781565124707
Edition: 2005
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Description: Since 1986, New Stories from the South has brought the best short fiction of the year to the attention of a national audience. The series has been called "the collection others should use as a model" (the Charlotte Observer ), and for twenty  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date: 9/16/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Since 1986, New Stories from the South has brought the best short fiction of the year to the attention of a national audience. The series has been called "the collection others should use as a model" (the Charlotte Observer ), and for twenty years it has held to that standard. When Anne Tyler helped us celebrate the first ten years of the series in Best of the South , 1986-1995, the reviews were ecstatic. "A triumph of authentic voices and unforgettable characters," said Southern Living . "An introduction to some of the best writers in the world today," raved the Northwest Arkansas Times . Now that the anthology has reached its twentieth birthday, Anne Tyler has done it again. From the 186 stories found in the ten volumes from 1996 to 2005, she has picked her favorites and introduced them with warmth, insight, and her own brand of quiet literary authority. Once again, her choices reflect her love of the kind of generous fiction she has called "spendthrift."Here are twenty stories-by both famous and first-time writers, from Lee Smith and Max Steele to Gregory Sanders and Stephanie Soileau-that hold nothing back.

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, & grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. "Back When We Were Grownups" is her 15th novel; her 11th, "Breathing Lessons", won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Letters. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Introduction
From The Paris Review (1996)
From The Atlantic Monthly (1996)
From The New Yorker (1997)
From The Georgia Review (1997)
From The Oxford American (1998)
From The Southern Review (1998)
From The New Yorker (1999)
From Five Points (1999)
From The Missouri Review (1999)
From The Atlantic Monthly (2000)
From Image (2000)
From Ontario Review (2001)
From The Southern Review (2001)
From The Washington Post Magazine (2002)
From The Iowa Review (2002)
From The Louisville Review (2003)
From The Iowa Review (2004)
From Ploughshares (2004)
From The South Carolina Review (2005)
From StoryQuarterly (2005)
Appendix
New Stories from the South, 1986-2005

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