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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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Foreword
Introduction
Little Selves
A Jury of Her Peers
The Other Woman
The Golden Honeymoon
Blood-Burning Moon
The Killers
Double Birthday
Coates Theft
That Evening Sun Go Down
Here We Are
Crazy Sunday
My Dead Brother Comes to America
Resurrection of a Life
Christmas Gift
Warren Bright and Morning Star
The Hitch-Hikers
The Peach Stone
"That in Aleppo Once ..."
The Interior Castle
Miami - New York
The Second Tree from the Corner
The Farmer's Children
Death of a Favorite
The Resemblance Between a Violin Case and a Coffin
The Country Husband
Greenleaf
The Ledge
Hall Defender of the Faith
Criers and Kibitzers, Kibitzers and Criers
The German Refugee
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
The Rotifer
Gold Coast
The Key
A City of Churches
How to Win
Rhododendron
Verona: A Young Woman Speaks
A Silver Dish
Gesturing
The Shawl
Where I'm Calling
The Way We Live Now
The Things They Carried
Meneseteung
You're Ugly, Too
I Want to Live!
In the Gloaming
Proper Library
Birthmates
Soon
The Half-Skinned Steer
Biographical
Notes