The Best American Short Stories of the Century

The Best American Short Stories of the Century

In her 1983 introduction , Anne Tyler advocated generosity : " The most appealing short story writer is the one who's a wastrel . He neither hoards his best ideas for something more important ' ( a novel ) nor skimps on his material ...

Author: John Updike

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395843677

Category: Fiction

Page: 868

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With a new 1999 story added to the paperback volume, this collection of the best stories of the century includes some of the greatest names in literature as well as a few spectacular one-hit wonders. Reprint.
Categories: Fiction

100 Years of the Best American Short Stories

100 Years of the Best American Short Stories

The history of the series and, if one is to extrapolate and generalize, of the American short story is a history of ... American Short Stories, both edited by Martha Foley, as well as The Best American Short Stories of the Century, ...

Author: Lorrie Moore

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547485850

Category: American fiction

Page: 753

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Collects forty short stories published between 1915 and 2015, from writers that include Ernest Hemingway, John Updike, and Alice Munro that exemplify their era and stand the test of time --
Categories: American fiction

The Best American Short Stories 2020

The Best American Short Stories 2020

Her short stories have appeared in such journals as the Alaska Quarterly Review, the Southern Review, and the Kenyon ... her story “Proper Library” was included in The Best American Short Stories of the Century, edited by John Updike.

Author: Curtis Sittenfeld

Publisher: Best American Series (R)

ISBN: 9781328485366

Category: American fiction

Page: 397

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New York Times best-selling author Curtis Sittenfeld selects the twenty best short stories of the year.
Categories: American fiction

The Best American Short Stories 2018

The Best American Short Stories 2018

I was drafting the story during a time when I was spending a lot of time in hospitals, sharing a kind of forced intimacy ... and other places; her story “Proper Library” was included in The Best American Short Stories of the Century, ...

Author: Roxane Gay

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780544582880

Category: American fiction

Page: 351

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Presents a selection of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources.
Categories: American fiction

Classic Connections

Classic Connections

SELECTED ANTHOLOGIES OF CLASSIC AND " BEST " SHORT STORIES The American Short Story : A Collection of the Best Known and Most Memorable Short Stories by the Great American Authors . ... The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century .

Author: Holly Koelling

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1591580722

Category: Education

Page: 442

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Getting teens to read, much less enjoy classic literary fiction is an on-going challenge for educators and librarians. However, Holly Koelling--author, YA librarian, and booktalker extraordinaire-offers a variety of techniques for rising to that challenge and successfully selecting, presenting, and connecting teens with great literature in the library and in school. This book defines classics and discusses why they are important, then provides a step-by-step process for finding the hooks that attract teens, educating yourself about classic literature, and motivating and inspiring readers. This is an upbeat, information-packed guide that anyone working with teen readers will refer to again and again. Readers' advisory techniques employing the genre approach, appeal features, and other lures are discussed along with a variety of programs and promotions that will help teens more deeply appreciate the classics they read--from booktalks, booklists, and displays to readers' theatre, teen book clubs, and reviews. Brimming with anecdotes and practical examples, Classic Connections also includes an extensive bibliography of classics for teens and professional resources. This is an upbeat, information-packed guide, and if you work with teen readers, you'll refer to it again and again. When you're through, you might just have the teens fighting over these important works!
Categories: Education

The Oxford Book of American Short Stories

The Oxford Book of American Short Stories

Formore than a quartercentury Lorrie Moore has lived in Madison, Wisconsin, where she is Professor of English and where ... (1985) and “You're Ugly, Too,” included in The Best American Short Stories of the Century edited by John Updike.

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199744398

Category: Fiction

Page: 896

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Presents a collection of fifty-nine familiar and unfamiliar stories by such writers as John Cheever, Ray Bradbury, Flannery O'Connor, Edmund White, and Richard Wright.
Categories: Fiction

Understanding and Treating Patients in Clinical Psychoanalysis

Understanding and Treating Patients in Clinical Psychoanalysis

In J. C. Oates (Ed.), The Oxford book of American short stories (pp. 171–190). New York: Oxford University Press. Jones, T. (1999). I want to live. In J. Updike & K. Kenison (Eds.), The best American short stories of the century (pp.

Author: Sandra Buechler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317594062

Category: Psychology

Page: 152

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Understanding and Treating Patients in Clinical Psychoanalysis: Lessons from Literature describes the problematic ways people learn to cope with life’s fundamental challenges, such as maintaining self-esteem, bearing loss, and growing old. People tend to deal with the challenges of being human in characteristic, repetitive ways. Descriptions of these patterns in diagnostic terms can be at best dry, and at worst confusing, especially for those starting training in any of the clinical disciplines. To try to appeal to a wider audience, this book illustrates each coping pattern using vivid, compelling fiction whose characters express their dilemmas in easily accessible, evocative language. Sandra Buechler uses these examples to show some of the ways we complicate our lives and, through reimagining different scenarios for these characters, she illustrates how clients can achieve greater emotional health and live their lives more productively. Drawing on the work of Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Munro, Mann, James, O’Connor, Chopin, McCullers, Carver, and the many other authors represented here, Buechler shows how their keen observational short fiction portrays self-hurtful styles of living. She explores how human beings cope using schizoid, paranoid, grandiose, hysteric, obsessive, and other defensive styles. Each is costly, in many senses, and each limits the possibility for happiness and fulfillment. Understanding and Treating Patients in Clinical Psychoanalysis offers insights into what living with and working with problematic behaviors really means through a series of examples of the major personality disorders as portrayed in literature. Through these fictitious examples, clinicians and trainees, and undergraduate and graduate students can gain a greater understanding of how someone becomes paranoid, schizoid, narcissistic, obsessive, or depressive, and how that affects them, and those around them, including the mental health professionals who work with them.
Categories: Psychology

The Best American Short Stories 2003

The Best American Short Stories 2003

Her short stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories ; The O. Henry Awards : Prize Stories ; The Pushcart Book of Short Stories : The Best Short Stories from a Quarter - Century of the Pushcart Prize ; and Francis Ford ...

Author: Katrina Kenison

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618197338

Category: Fiction

Page: 388

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Presents a collection of stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada
Categories: Fiction

Edinburgh Companion to the Short Story in English

Edinburgh Companion to the Short Story in English

Andrew Levy, The Culture and Commerce of the American Short Story (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993), p. 36. In a tribute to O'Brien in the preface to her own anthology, The Best American Short Stories of the Century, ...

Author: Paul Delaney

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474400664

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 388

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This collection explores the history and development of the anglophone short story since the beginning of the nineteenth century.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Asian American Short Story Writers

Asian American Short Story Writers

When her novel Typical American was published , the New York Times named it " the Notable Book of the Year . ... Recently , " Birthas canonized by John Updike in The Best American Short Stories of the Century ( 1999 ) .

Author: Nelson O'Ceallaigh Ritschel

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313322295

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 359

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Looks a the life and works of forty-nine Asian American short story writers.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography