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The Best American Short Stories of the 80s

by Shannon Ravenel (Editor)

Other authors: Russell Banks (Contributor), Donald Barthelme (Contributor), Charles Baxter (Contributor), Paul Bowles (Contributor), Raymond Carver (Contributor)15 more, Robert Coover (Contributor), Mavis Gallant (Contributor), Charles Johnson (Contributor), Ursula K. Le Guin (Contributor), Wright Morris (Contributor), Bharati Mukherjee (Contributor), Alice Munro (Contributor), Tim O'Brien (Contributor), Joyce Carol Oates (Contributor), Cynthia Ozick (Contributor), Susan Sontag (Contributor), Robert Stone (Contributor), Peter Taylor (Contributor), John Updike (Contributor), Joy Williams (Contributor)

Series: The Best American Short Stories (1980s), Best American (1980s)

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"These 20 stories were selected by series editor Ravenel from those printed in ... 'The Best American Short Stories' ... The variety of styles and themes in this collection ably reflects the talents and versatility of the short story writers of our day." Libr J.
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Banks, RussellContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Barthelme, DonaldContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baxter, CharlesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bowles, PaulContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Carver, RaymondContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Coover, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gallant, MavisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Johnson, CharlesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Le Guin, Ursula K.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Morris, WrightContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mukherjee, BharatiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Munro, AliceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Brien, TimContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Oates, Joyce CarolContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ozick, CynthiaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sontag, SusanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stone, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Taylor, PeterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Updike, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Williams, JoyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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