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New American Stories
Author: Ben Marcus

ISBN: 9781783781485
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 784
Published: 26 October 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.2 x 13.0 x 6.3
Description:
A genre-defining collection of the best short fiction being written in America, selected and introduced by Ben Marcus.

The short story is a barometer for the state and shape of literature. New American Stories presents the boldest, most innovative and most resonant fiction coming out of the American literary scene.

Ben Marcus, author of The Flame Alphabet and Leaving the Sea, has here curated an anthology that gives the lay of the literary land. From established masters of the form like Don DeLillo and Lydia Davis to neoteric trailblazers such as Rebecca Curtis and Rachel B. Glaser, this collection sees Marcus trying to 'prove that the distinctions we erect between styles and approaches to fiction can be essentially meaningless'. The result is a must-read, must-own volume for readers of literary fiction.

About the Author

BEN MARCUS is the author of The Age of Wire and String, Notable American Women, The Flame Alphabet and Leaving the Sea. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, Grant...

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