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Short stories of the new America

interpreting the America of this age to high school boys and girls

by Laselle, Mary Augusta

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  • 16 Currently reading

Published by Henry Holt and Company in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Statementselected and edited by Mary A. Laselle.
    GenreFiction.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPZ1.L33 S
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 224 p. ;
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6615547M
    LC Control Number19005853
    OCLC/WorldCa3636795

    About The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories “In twenty-nine separate but ingenious ways, these stories seek permanent residence within a reader. They strive to become an emotional or intellectual cargo that might accompany us wherever, or however, we go. 14 Fantastic Stories From The New Yorker Archive You Should Read This Summer. The New Yorker has made all of its archives going back to available online just a list of 14 short stories.

    Her short fiction has been collected in more than 30 volumes, including High Lonesome: New & Selected Stories – She teaches fiction writing at Princeton University. This Library of America series edition is printed on acid-free paper and features Smyth-sewn binding, a full cloth cover, and a ribbon marker.   Adjei-Brenyah pulls this off partly through his characters Adjei-Brenyah’s sharp prose keeps [one short story] sinewy and darkly humorous while simultaneously allowing for flashes of tenderness America might be dehumanizing, Adjei-Brenyah seems to say, but we can still be human.” –Kristen Martin * 8. A Lucky Man by Jamel BrinkleyAuthor: Book Marks.

      By Joel Breuklander. If a nationwide literary ration were instituted tomorrow and you were told you could have only one single, solitary book of contemporary short stories, you should spend your allotment on The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories, a anthology edited by Ben ’s the only book whose cover I’ve worn off from over .   The Best American Short Stories (review) › Never Say Nevermore: Edgar Allan Poe's 10 Best Stories › PEN America Best Debut Short Stories (book review) › Short Stories: Surprises Author: Jenny Bhatt.


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Pier -- The path of glory / Mary B. Pulver -- Sergt. Barrett’s mastery of the short story form won him the Guardian First Book Award, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize, and a National Book Foundation 5 under 35 honor.

It’s a collection that’s striking for its audacity to be a debut—completely assured of voice, of character, and of a setting that is utterly realized.