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Title The new Granta book of the American short story / edited and introduced by Richard Ford
Published London : Granta, 2007


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 MELB  810.08301 F7113/N  Unavailable C19
Description xxvi, 756 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Ladies in Spring / Eudora Welty -- Reunion / John Cheever -- Ship Island : the story of a mermaid / Elizabeth Spencer -- Friends / Grace Paley -- The artificial nigger / Flannery O'Connor -- Oh, Joseph, I'm so tired / Richard Yates -- Me and Miss Mandible / Donald Barthelme -- Natural color / John Updike -- The half-skinned steer / Annie Proulx -- Killings / Andre Dubus -- Helping / Robert Stone -- Errand / Raymond Carver -- Where is here? / Joyce Carol Oates -- The management of grief / Bharati Mukherjee -- The Palatski Man / Stuart Dybek -- Get some young / Barry Hannah -- The farm / Joy Williams -- Mr. Green / Robert Olen Butler -- The pugilist at rest / Thom Jones -- Ancient history / Richard Bausch -- Firelight / Tobias Wolff -- The custodian / Deborah Eisenberg -- The rabbit hole as likely explanation / Ann Beattie -- The miracle at Ballinspittle / T.C. Boyle -- Work / Denis Johnson -- Nothing to ask for / Dennis McFarland -- Grit / Tom Franklin -- A new man / Edward P. Jones -- Blue boy / Kevin Canty -- Anthropology / Andrea Lee -- The plague of doves / Louise Erdrich -- A romantic weekend / Mary Gaitskill -- Two dogs / Steve Yarbrough -- People lilke that are the only people here : canonical babbling in Peed Onk / Lorrie Moore -- CivilWarLand in bad decline / George Saunders -- Issues I dealt with in therapy / Matthew Klam -- The toughest Indian in the world / Sherman Alexie -- A temporary matter / Jhumpa Lahiri -- Aurora / Junot Díaz -- The tumblers / Nathan Englander -- Devotion / Adam Haslett -- The ant of the self / ZZ Packer -- Stars of Motown shining bright / Julie Orringer -- Lucky girls / Nell Freudenberger
Summary SHORT STORIES. This new collection, again of more than forty writers, expands Ford's original choice to include stories that he regretted overlooking first time around as well as many by a new generation of writers, among them Sherman Alexie, Junot Diaz, Deborah Eisenberg, Nell Freudenberg, Matt Klam, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Z.Z. Packer. None of the stories (though a few of the writers) were in the first volume.Richard Ford, one of the finest American novelists and short story writers, introduced the first Granta Book of the American Short Story, which Granta published in 1992. It became the definitive anthology of American short fiction written in the last half of the twentieth century
Notes Previous ed. published as: The Granta book of the American short story. 1992
Subject American fiction -- 20th century.
Short stories, American.
United States -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Short stories, American
Author Ford, Richard, 1944-
ISBN 9781862078475 hardback
1862078475 hardback
Other Titles American short story