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The World's Greatest Short Stories

The World's Greatest Short Stories

Author: James Daley
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486114791
Pages: 256
Year: 2012-03-05
Ranging from the 19th to the 20th centuries, this wonderfully wide-ranging and enjoyable anthology includes Poe, Chekhov, Joyce, Kafka, Faulkner, Pirandello, Mann, and other major writers of world literature.
The Best American Short Stories 2018

The Best American Short Stories 2018

Author: Roxane Gay, Heidi Pitlor
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1328506673
Pages: 336
Year: 2018-10-02
Best-selling, award-winning, pop culture powerhouse Roxane Gay guest edits this year’s Best American Short Stories, the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction. “I am looking for the artful way any given story is conveyed,” writes Roxane Gay in her introduction to The Best American Short Stories 2018, “but I also love when a story has a powerful message, when a story teaches me something about the world.” The artful, profound, and sometimes funny stories Gay chose for the collection transport readers from a fraught family reunion to an immigration detention center, from a psychiatric hospital to a coed class sleepover in a natural history museum. We meet a rebellious summer camper, a Twitter addict, and an Appalachian preacher—all characters and circumstances that show us what we “need to know about the lives of others.”
The Best Short Stories of Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Best Short Stories of Fyodor Dostoevsky

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0375756884
Pages: 292
Year: 2001
Presents a collection of short stories by the Russian author, including "White Nights," "The Peasant Marey," and "A Gentle Creature."
The Best American Short Stories 2011

The Best American Short Stories 2011

Author: Geraldine Brooks, Heidi Pitlor
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547242166
Pages: 363
Year: 2011
Presents twenty of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources.
Football's Best Short Stories

Football's Best Short Stories

Author: Paul D. Staudohar
Publisher:
ISBN: 1556523300
Pages: 328
Year: 1998
Each decade of the twentieth century is covered in this collection of short stories about football, which includes "The Bowl" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, "56-0" by T. Coraghessan Boyle, and "The Eighty-Yard Run" by Irwin Shaw. IP.
Best Short Stories, Middle

Best Short Stories, Middle

Author: McGraw-Hill - Jamestown Education, Glencoe/
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary
ISBN: 0890616647
Pages: 469
Year: 1994-04-01
The Best Series is a fresh and innovative way to introduce and study genre-specific literature in your classroom. Students can explore and gain appreciation for exceptional and diverse writings in nonfiction, poetry, plays, short stories, and selections from novels. This enriching series strengthens students' reading and writing skills and literary techniques.
Boxing's Best Short Stories

Boxing's Best Short Stories

Author: Paul Staudohar
Publisher:
ISBN: 0285635751
Pages: 352
Year: 2003-08-28
What will the European retail banking landscape look like in 2010? The book describes the current picture, trends and drivers, analyses the industry along its value chain and searches for key success factors in each step. Additionally, the authors search for new paradigms by looking at benchmarks both within and outside the banking industry.
The Best Short Stories of O. Henry

The Best Short Stories of O. Henry

Author: O. Henry
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 0307758656
Pages: 368
Year: 2010-07-28
The more than 600 stories written by O. Henry provided an embarrassment of riches for the compilers of this volume. The final selection of the thirty-eight stories in this collection offers for the reader's delight those tales honored almost unanimously by anthologists and those that represent, in variety and balance, the best work of America's favorite storyteller. They are tales in his most mellow, humorous, and ironic moods. They give the full range and flavor of the man born William Sydney Porter but known throughout the world as O. Henry, one of the great masters of the short story. From the Hardcover edition.
The Best American Short Stories 2012

The Best American Short Stories 2012

Author: Tom Perrotta, Heidi Pitlor
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547242107
Pages: 356
Year: 2012
Presents twenty of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources.
The Best Short Stories

The Best Short Stories

Author: Guy de Maupassant
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 1853261890
Pages: 224
Year: 1996-03-04
Guy de Maupassant was a master of the short story. This collection displays his lively diversity, with tales that vary in theme and tone, ranging from tragedy and satire to comedy and farce. In a lucidly direct style, he provides unflinching realism and sceptical irony. He depicts the deceptions, hypocrisies and vanities at different levels of society. Prostitution is frankly described, while the harshness of war is deftly exposed. His tales have been televised and have influenced films, operas and rock music. Unillusioned but humane, Maupassant remains our contemporary.
The Best Short Stories of 1919

The Best Short Stories of 1919

Author: Edward Joseph Harrington O'Brien
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 414
Year: 1920

Best short stories

Best short stories

Author: Raymond Harris
Publisher:
ISBN: 0890612099
Pages: 557
Year: 1980

The Best American Short Stories 2013

The Best American Short Stories 2013

Author: Elizabeth Strout
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547898363
Pages: 256
Year: 2013-10-08
“As our vision becomes more global, our storytelling is stretching in many ways. Stories increasingly change point of view, switch location, and sometimes pack as much material as a short novel might,” writes guest editor Elizabeth Strout. “It’s the variety of voices that most indicates the increasing confluence of cultures involved in making us who we are.” The Best American Short Stories 2013 presents an impressive diversity of writers who dexterously lead us into their corners of the world. In “Miss Lora,” Junot Díaz masterfully puts us in the mind of a teenage boy who throws aside his better sense and pursues an intimate affair with a high school teacher. Sheila Kohler tackles innocence and abuse as a child wanders away from her mother, in thrall to a stranger she believes is the “Magic Man.” Kirstin Valdez Quade’s “Nemecia” depicts the after-effects of a secret, violent family trauma. Joan Wickersham’s “The Tunnel” is a tragic love story about a mother’s declining health and her daughter’s helplessness as she struggles to balance her responsibility to her mother and her own desires. New author Callan Wink’s “Breatharians” unsettles the reader as a farm boy shoulders a grim chore in the wake of his parents’ estrangement. “Elizabeth Strout was a wonderful reader, an author who knows well that the sound of one’s writing is just as important as and indivisible from the content,” writes series editor Heidi Pitlor. “Here are twenty compellingly told, powerfully felt stories about urgent matters with profound consequences.”
The Best Short Stories

The Best Short Stories

Author: Rudyard Kipling
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 1853261793
Pages: 210
Year: 1997
The diverse tales selected for this volume display the astonishing virtuosity of Rudyard Kipling's early writings. A Nobel prize-winner, Kipling was phenomenally productive and imaginative, displaying a literary mastery of idioms, technology and technical terms, exotic locations, and social range. He gained immense popularity, becoming (as these stories indicate) the knowledgeable spokesman for a wide public. Later, although Kipling's right-wing views increasingly incurred hostility, his creativity remained formidable. In this rich collection, we encounter bold realism, poignant nostalgia, dark comedy, the vividly horrific, the exuberantly fanciful and the disturbingly uncanny.
The Best American Short Stories 2003

The Best American Short Stories 2003

Author: Walter Mosley, Katrina Kenison
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618197338
Pages: 360
Year: 2003
Presents a collection of stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada