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Extreme Fiction: Fabulists and Formalists

by Robin Hemley (Editor), Michael Martone (Editor)

Other authors: Isaac Babel (Contributor), JG Ballard (Contributor), John Barth (Contributor), Donald Barthelme (Contributor), R.M Berry (Contributor)27 more, Jorge Luis Borges (Contributor), Karen Brennan (Contributor), Octavia E. Butler (Contributor), Angela Carter (Contributor), Robert Coover (Contributor), Lydia Davis (Contributor), Stephen Dixon (Contributor), Rikki Ducornet (Contributor), Janice Eidus (Contributor), William H. Gass (Contributor), Molly Giles (Contributor), Barry Hannah (Contributor), Sandy Huss (Contributor), Janet Kauffman (Contributor), Randall Kenan (Contributor), Clarice Lispector (Contributor), Cris Mazza (Contributor), Susan Neville (Contributor), Flann O'Brien (Contributor), Yuri Olesha (Contributor), Grace Paley (Contributor), A.B Paulson (Contributor), George Saunders (Contributor), Diane Schoemperlen (Contributor), Delmore Schwartz (Contributor), Luisa Valenzuela (Contributor), Michael Wilkerson (Contributor)

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This anthology surveys the most thought-provoking and noteworthy "non-traditional#148 short stories written by American and international writers over the past 100 years. The works collected here represent a rich, while often overlooked, tradition of stories that seem to break the rules of short fiction. These stories, by well-known writers as well as by refreshingly new voices, demonstrate a wide-range of stylistic and narrative diversity. They expand our perceptions of what constitutes a well-written short story and underscore the unlimited techniques writers use to achieve a desired effect.… (more)
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Martone, MichaelEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Babel, IsaacContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ballard, JGContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Barth, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Barthelme, DonaldContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Coover, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Dixon, StephenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ducornet, RikkiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Eidus, JaniceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Schwartz, DelmoreContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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This anthology surveys the most thought-provoking and noteworthy "non-traditional#148 short stories written by American and international writers over the past 100 years. The works collected here represent a rich, while often overlooked, tradition of stories that seem to break the rules of short fiction. These stories, by well-known writers as well as by refreshingly new voices, demonstrate a wide-range of stylistic and narrative diversity. They expand our perceptions of what constitutes a well-written short story and underscore the unlimited techniques writers use to achieve a desired effect.

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