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Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories

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ISBN-10: 0679745130

ISBN-13: 9780679745136

Edition: 1994

Authors: Tobias Wolff

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The thirty-three stories in this volume prove that American short fiction maybe be our most distinctive national art form. As selected and introduced by Tobias Wolff, they also make up an alternate map of the United States that represents not just geography but narrative traditions, cultural heritage, and divergent approaches. Contributors and stories include: Mary Gaitskill, "A Romantic Weekend"; Thom Jones, "A White Horse";  Andre Dubus, "The Fat Girl"; Tim O'Brien, "The Things They Carried"; Chris Offutt, "Aunt Granny Lith"; Raymond Carver, "Cathedral"; Joyce Carol Oates, "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"; Robert Stone, "Helping";  Mona Simpson, "Lawns";  Ann Beattie, "A…    
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/6/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Tobias Wolff is a writer, journalist and educator. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on June 19, 1945. Wolff attended Oxford University and Stanford University. Wolff joined the army after high school and served from 1964 to 1968. He was trained in Vietnamese and became an advisor during the Vietnam War. After returning from the service, held faculty positions at Stanford University, Goddard College, Arizona State University, and Syracuse University. He was also a reporter for the Washington Post. Wolff's first book, In the Garden of the North American Martyrs, won the St. Lawrence award for fiction in 1982. The Barracks Thief won the PEN/Faulkner award for fiction in 1985 and This Boy's…    

Introduction
River of Names
All the Way in Flagstaff, Arizona
A Vintage Thunderbird
Talk of Heroes
The Darling
Tall Tales from the Mekong Delta
Cathedral
The Fat Girl
Chopin in Winter
Rock Springs
A Romantic Weekend
Minor Heroism
Testimony of Pilot
Wickedness
Emergency
The First Day
A White Horse
Girl
Departures
Men Under Water
Murderers
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
The Things They Carried
Aunt Granny Lith
Cody's Story
Home
Moonwalk
Lawns
Helping
Rules of the Game
Dog Heaven
Daddy Garbage
Train