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Best American Short Stories of the Century

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ISBN-10: 0395843677

ISBN-13: 9780395843673

Edition: 1999 (Expanded)

Authors: John Updike, Katrina Kenison, Katrina Kenison

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Since the series' inception in 1915, the annual volumes of The Best American Short Stories have launched literary careers, showcased the most compelling stories of each year, and confirmed for all time the significance of the short story in our national literature. Now THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES OF THE CENTURY brings together the best of the best - fifty-five extraordinary stories that represent a century's worth of unsurpassed accomplishments in this quintessentially American literary genre. Here are the stories that have endured the test of time: masterworks by such writers as Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Willa Cather, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Saroyan, Flannery O'Connor,…    
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List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 4/20/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 864
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

American novelist, poet, and critic John Updike was born in Reading, Pennsylvania on March 18, 1932. He received an A.B. degree from Harvard University, which he attended on a scholarship, in 1954. After graduation, he accepted a one-year fellowship to study painting at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford, England. After returning from England in 1955, he worked for two years on the staff of The New Yorker. This marked the beginning of a long relationship with the magazine, during which he has contributed numerous short stories, poems, and book reviews. Although Updike's first published book was a collection of verse, The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures (1958), his…    

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