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The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781400034826
Author(s): Marcus Ben
Format: Paperback
Year: 2004
Publisher: Anchor Books
Dimensions: 132 x 203 x 25 (w x l x h)
Pages: 496
Series: Anchor Books

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"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. . . . If we are made by what we read, if language truly builds people into what they are, how they think, the depth with which they feel, then these stories are, to me, premium material for that construction project. You could build a civilization with them." —Ben Marcus, from the Introduction
Award-winning author of Notable American Women" "Ben Marcus brings us this engaging and comprehensive collection of short stories that explore the stylistic variety of the medium in America today.
"Sea Oak" by George Saunders
"Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned" by Wells Tower
"Do Not Disturb" by A.M. Homes
"The Girl in the Flammable Skirt "by Aimee Bender
"The Caretaker" by Anthony Doerr
"The Old Dictionary" by Lydia Davis
"The Father's Blessing" by Mary Caponegro
"The Life and Work of Alphonse Kauders" by Aleksandar Hemon
"People Shouldn't Have to be the Ones to Tell You" by Gary Lutz
"Histories of the Undead" by Kate Braverman
"When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine" by Jhumpa Lahiri
"Down the Road" by Stephen Dixon
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