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100 Years of The Best American Short Stories…

100 Years of The Best American Short Stories

by Lorrie Moore (Editor), Heidi Pitlor (Editor)

Other authors: Sherman Alexie (Contributor), Sherwood Anderson (Contributor), James Baldwin (Contributor), Donald Barthelme (Contributor), Charles Baxter (Contributor)35 more, Raymond Carver (Contributor), John Cheever (Contributor), Junot Díaz (Contributor), Stanley Elkin (Contributor), Nathan Englander (Contributor), William Faulkner (Contributor), Edna Ferber (Contributor), F. Scott Fitzgerald (Contributor), Richard Ford (Contributor), Mary Gaitskill (Contributor), Lauren Groff (Contributor), Nancy Hale (Contributor), Ernest Hemingway (Contributor), Edward P. Jones (Contributor), Jamaica Kincaid (Contributor), Jhumpa Lahiri (Contributor), Ring Lardner (Contributor), David Wong Louie (Contributor), Alice Munro (Contributor), Flannery O'Connor (Contributor), Joyce Carol Oates (Contributor), Tillie Olsen (Contributor), Julie Otsuka (Contributor), ZZ. Packer (Contributor), Grace Paley (Contributor), Benjamin Percy (Contributor), Katherine Anne Porter (Contributor), Philip Roth (Contributor), George Saunders (Contributor), Akhil Sharma (Contributor), Mona Simpson (Contributor), Robert Stone (Contributor), John Updike (Contributor), Eudora Welty (Contributor), Tobias Wolff (Contributor)

Series: The Best American Short Stories

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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.



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"The Gay Old Dog," by Edna Ferber (1917): 7.5
- Pleasant enough little character piece that appears almost exactly as I’d imagine a prewar Mavis Gallant story would be, meaning all of the superficial pieces are there, although just extract 40% from each in terms of psychological acuity, urban insight, familial bickering, and sly character deprecation. That said, it also means that all those elements are still there nonetheless.
  Ebenmaessiger | Oct 6, 2019 |
I enjoyed most of these quite a bit. I struggled with the post-WWII/Vietnam War era, but I've always disliked that period of literature the most. This was an interesting way of studying how writing and themes have changed in 100 years of American history, and most of the stories were well worth the time. ( )
  AngelClaw | Nov 3, 2017 |
I have been reading this on and off for nine months and it is wonderful. Every time I come back to it it is like entering a warm house with the wonderful smells of Thanksgiving. Cannot say I loved every story but most were great and thoroughly enjoyable. It was particularly pleasureful to re-read some of the more recent stories that I knew from the annual volumes. The changing and variety of styles and subjects through the last 100 years was fascinating. A great read if you have any interest at all in short fiction. ( )
  jwrudn | Nov 19, 2016 |
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Pitlor, HeidiEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Alexie, ShermanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Anderson, SherwoodContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baldwin, JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Barthelme, DonaldContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Elkin, StanleyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Englander, NathanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Faulkner, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ferber, EdnaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fitzgerald, F. ScottContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ford, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gaitskill, MaryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Groff, LaurenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hale, NancyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hemingway, ErnestContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jones, Edward P.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kincaid, JamaicaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lahiri, JhumpaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lardner, RingContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Louie, David WongContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Munro, AliceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Connor, FlanneryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Oates, Joyce CarolContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Olsen, TillieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Otsuka, JulieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Packer, ZZ.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Paley, GraceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Percy, BenjaminContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Porter, Katherine AnneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Roth, PhilipContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Saunders, GeorgeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sharma, AkhilContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Simpson, MonaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stone, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Updike, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Welty, EudoraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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