New American Stories

New American Stories
Author: Ben Marcus
Pages: 753
ISBN: 9780804173544
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Release: 2015
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An anthology of top-selected short fiction by new and established American writers includes pieces by Deborah Einsenberg, Anthony Doerr and Charles Yu. Original.

The Oxford Book of American Short Stories

The Oxford Book of American Short Stories
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Pages: 768
ISBN: 0195092627
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Release: 1992
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a collection of fifty-six familiar and unfamiliar stories by such writers as Washington Irving, Ernest Hemingway, Edgar Allan Poe, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry James, and Kate Chopin.

The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories

The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories
Author: Ben Marcus
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780307428134
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Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“In twenty-nine separate but ingenious ways, these stories seek permanent residence within a reader. They strive to become an emotional or intellectual cargo that might accompany us wherever, or however, we go. . . . If we are made by what we read, if language truly builds people into what they are, how they think, the depth with which they feel, then these stories are, to me, premium material for that construction project. You could build a civilization with them.” —Ben Marcus, from the Introduction Award-winning author of Notable American Women Ben Marcus brings us this engaging and comprehensive collection of short stories that explore the stylistic variety of the medium in America today. Sea Oak by George Saunders Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells Tower Do Not Disturb by A.M. Homes The Girl in the Flammable Skirt by Aimee Bender The Caretaker by Anthony Doerr The Old Dictionary by Lydia Davis The Father’s Blessing by Mary Caponegro The Life and Work of Alphonse Kauders by Aleksandar Hemon People Shouldn’t Have to be the Ones to Tell You by Gary Lutz Histories of the Undead by Kate Braverman When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine by Jhumpa Lahiri Down the Road by Stephen Dixon X Number of Possibilities by Joanna Scott Tiny, Smiling Daddy by Mary Gaitskill Brief Interviews with Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace The Sound Gun by Matthew Derby Short Talks by Anne Carson Field Events by Rick Bass Scarliotti and the Sinkhole by Padgett Powell

Great American Short Stories

Great American Short Stories
Author: Paul Negri
Pages: 248
ISBN: 0486421198
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Release: 2002-07-23
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Featuring 19 of the finest works in the American short-story tradition, this compilation includes: "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, "Bartleby" by Herman Melville, "To Build a Fire" by Jack London, "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Killers" by Ernest Hemingway, plus stories by Hawthorne, Twain, Cather, and others.

Native American Stories

Native American Stories
Author: Joseph Bruchac,Michael J. Caduto,John Hakionhes Fadden
Pages: 145
ISBN: 1555910947
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Release: 1991
Editor: Fulcrum Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of Native American tales and myths focusing on the relationship between man and nature.

The Best American Short Stories of the Century

The Best American Short Stories of the Century
Author: John Updike
Pages: 835
ISBN: 0395843677
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Release: 2000
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With a new 1999 story added to the paperback volume, this collection of the best stories of the century includes some of the greatest names in literature as well as a few spectacular one-hit wonders. Reprint.

American Christmas Stories

American Christmas Stories
Author: Connie Willis
Pages: 467
ISBN: 9781598537130
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Release: 2021-10-26
Editor: Library of America
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Library of America and Connie Willis present 150 years of diverse, ingenious, and uniquely American Christmas stories Christmas took on its modern cast in America, and over the last 150 years the most magical time of the year has inspired scores of astonishingly diverse and ingenious stories. Library of America joins with acclaimed author Connie Willis to present a unparalleled collection of American stories about Christmas, literary gems that showcase how the holiday became one of the signature aspects of our culture. Spanning from the origins of the American tradition of holiday storytelling in the wake of the Civil War to today, this is the biggest and best anthology of American Christmas stories ever assembled. From ghost stories to the genres of crime, science fiction, fantasy, westerns, humor, and horror, stories of Christmas morning, gifts, wise men, nativities, family, commercialism, and dinners from New York to Texas to outer space, this anthology reveals the evolution of Christmas in America--as well as the surprising ways in which it has remained the same.

American Stories

American Stories
Author: Helene Barbara Weinberg,Carrie Rebora Barratt
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9781588393364
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Release: 2009
Editor: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

They also consider the artists' responses to foreign prototypes, travel and training, changing exhibition venues, and audience expectations. The persistence of certain themes--childhood, marriage, the family, and the community; the attainment and reinforcement of citizenship; attitudes toward race; the frontier as reality and myth; and the process and meaning of making art--underscores evolving styles and standards of storytelling. Divided into four chronological sections, the book begins with the years surrounding the American Revolution and the birth of the new republic, when painters such as Copley, Peale, and Samuel F.B. Morse incorporated stories within the expressive bounds of portraiture. During the Jacksonian and pre-Civil War decades from about 1830 to 1860, Mount, Bingham, Lilly Martin Spencer, and others painted genre scenes featuring lighthearted narratives that growing audiences for art could easily read and understand.

Great American Stories 2

Great American Stories 2
Author: C. G. Draper
Pages: 166
ISBN: 0130309605
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Release: 2001
Editor: Allyn & Bacon
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Eight stories by famous American authors adapted for intermediate to high intermediate students of English.

Still More Real American Stories

Still More Real American Stories
Author: Bob Quirk
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781496901606
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Release: 2014-04-29
Editor: AuthorHouse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The book contains almost fifty stories whose topics are drawn from world history, local history and family history. They cover the author's travel adventures and those of his family members. He writes about the local impact of big events such as World War II and of smaller things like a graduation ceremony or a drive-in movie. Big-city life and rural America each have stories included. Articles on sporting events are scattered throughout the book and include players and games ranging from local high school basketball through professional baseball.

The Native American Story Book Volume Four Stories of the American Indians for Children

The Native American Story Book Volume Four Stories of the American Indians for Children
Author: G.W. Mullins
Pages: 141
ISBN:
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Release: 2018-02-06
Editor: Light Of The Moon Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Native Americans use storytelling to get to know one another, as well as, passing history and messages on to newer generations. These stories are a heritage, but they will be known only as long as they are told. When someone ceases to tell a story, part of our cultural knowledge is gone. The stories of Native American Indians have always possessed some greater meaning. They are often based in nature or about animals. And even though the tribes may vary in location or beliefs, deep within you will find a common thread. Respect for nature can be heard in stories from tribes from Canada to Florida. The stories included in this book show Native American storytelling at its best. Among the stories included in this fourth volume Of the Native American Story Book are: The Woman and her Bear, The Story of Winter Snow, The Warrior of High Cliff, The Sacred Pipe of the T'salagi, The Origin of Fire and the Canoe, The Long Journey, A New Bow for Tani, The Trickster's Great Fall and His Revenge, Grandfather Thunder, The Origin of the Doll Being and many, many more.

The Native American Story Book Volume Two Stories of the American Indians for Children

The Native American Story Book Volume Two Stories of the American Indians for Children
Author: G.W. Mullins
Pages: 154
ISBN:
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Release: 2018-02-06
Editor: Light Of The Moon Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Our Lady of the Artichokes and Other Portuguese American Stories

Our Lady of the Artichokes and Other Portuguese American Stories
Author: Katherine Vaz
Pages: 151
ISBN: 9780803217904
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Release: 2008-10
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The stories in this prize-winning collection evoke a complete world, one so richly imagined and finely realized that the stories themselves are not so much read as experienced. The world of these stories is Portuguese-American, redolent of incense and spices, resonant with ritual and prayer, immersed in the California culture of freeway and commerce. Packed with lyrical prose and vivid detail, acclaimed writer Katherine Vaz conjures a captivating blend of Old World heritage and New World culture to explore the links between families, friends, strangers, and their world. ø From the threat of a serial killer as the background for a young girl?s first brush with death to the fallout of a modern-day visitation from the Virgin Mary; from an AIDS-stricken squatter refusing to vacate an empty Lisbon home to a mother?s yearlong struggle with the death of her synesthetic daughter, these deft stories make their world ours.

Stories of America Volume 1

Stories of America  Volume 1
Author: Sonya Shafer,Charles Morris
Pages: 186
ISBN: 1616341106
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Release: 2011-04
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Settle back with these stories of America¿s early years and watch your children¿s eyes light up with interest and patriotism. Mr. Morris¿s narratives, originally published in 1901, make you feel as if you are listening to a kindly grandfather recounting tales from his past. Volume 1 presents stories from Columbus through the Alamo (about 1850).

The Best American Short Stories 2020

The Best American Short Stories 2020
Author: Curtis Sittenfeld,Heidi Pitlor
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781328484109
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Release: 2020-11-03
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“To read their stories felt to me the way I suspect other people feel hearing jazz for the first time,” recalls Curtis Sittenfeld of her initial encounter with the Best American Short Stories series. “They were windows into emotions I had and hadn’t had, into other settings and circumstances and observations and relationships.” Decades later, Sittenfeld was met by the same feeling selecting the stories for this year’s edition. The result is a striking and nuanced collection, bringing to life awkward college students, disgraced public figures, raunchy grandparents, and mystical godmothers. To read these stories is to experience the transporting joys of discovery and affirmation, and to realize that story writing in America continues to flourish. THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2020 INCLUDES T. C. BOYLE • EMMA CLINE • MARY GAITSKILL ANDREA LEE • ELIZABETH McCRACKEN • ALEJANDRO PUYANA WILLIAM PEI SHIH • KEVIN WILSON and others

The Best American Short Stories 2021

The Best American Short Stories 2021
Author: Jesmyn Ward,Heidi Pitlor
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781328485397
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Release: 2021-10-12
Editor: Mariner Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of the year's best stories selected by celebrated two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward In her introduction to The Best American Short Stories 2021, guest editor JesmynWard says that the best fiction offers the reader a "sense of repair."The stories in this year's collection accomplish just that, immersing the reader in powerfully imagined worlds and allowing them to bring some of that power into their own lives. From a stirring portrait of Rodney King's final days to a surreal video game set in the Middle East, with real consequences, to an indigenous boy's gripping escape from his captors, this collection renders profoundly empathetic depictions of the variety of human experience. These stories are poignant reminders of the possibilities of fiction: as you sink into world after world, become character after character, as Ward writes, you"forget yourself, and then, upon surfacing, know yourself and others anew. The Best American Short Stories 2021 includes GABRIEL BUMP - BRANDON HOBSON - DAVID MEANS- JANE PEK - TRACEY ROSE PEYTON - GEORGE SAUNDERS - BRYAN WASHINGTON - KEVIN WILSON - C PAM ZHANG and others

The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories

The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories
Author: Tobias Wolff
Pages: 558
ISBN: 0679745130
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Release: 1994
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of short stories features the work of Carol Bly, Ann Beattie, Allan Gurganus, Joyce Carol Oates, and others

American Indian Stories

American Indian Stories
Author: Zitkala-Sa
Pages: 84
ISBN: 9781513276892
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Release: 2021-02-23
Editor: Graphic Arts Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

American Indian Stories (1921) is a collection of stories and essays from Yankton Dakota writer Zitkála-Šá. Published while Zitkála-Šá was at the height of her career as an artist and activist, American Indian Stories collects the author’s personal experiences, the legends and stories passed down through Sioux oral tradition, and her own reflections on the mistreatment of American Indians nationwide. In “My Mother,” Zitkála-Šá remembers the walk she would take with her mother to the river, where they would gather water to use in their wigwam. This simple chore becomes a cherished tradition between the two, allowing Zitkála-Šá’s mother to educate her on the circumstances that led their people to the reservation, depriving them of land and life itself. “The Legends” traces Zitkála-Šá’s childhood experience of learning from the oral tradition passed down from the Dakota elders. In “The Coffee Making,” she remembers the first time she made coffee. While her mother has gone out for the day, an elder pays a visit to their wigwam. Remembering that her mother usually makes coffee for visitors, Zitkála-Šá attempts to play hostess to her visitor, who humors her and takes the time to share stories about his life and their people. American Indian Stories is a charming and politically conscious collection of stories from one of the leading American Indian writers of her generation, a committed activist and true voice for change who saw through her own eyes the lives and experiences of countless others. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Zitkála-Šá’s American Indian Stories is a classic of American Indian literature reimagined for modern readers.

100 Years of the Best American Short Stories

100 Years of the Best American Short Stories
Author: Heidi Pitlor,Lorrie Moore
Pages: 752
ISBN: 9780547485850
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Release: 2015-10-06
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For the 100th anniversary of "The Best American Short Stories" series, a retrospective of stories selected by master of the form Lorrie Moore. The stories, along with one hundred years of behind-the-scenes anecdotes and decade-by-decade analysis, tell the history of American short fiction, showcasing representative moments in the series as well as literary moments in time.

American Stories

American Stories
Author: O HENRY
Pages: 198
ISBN: 023071689X
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Release: 2009
Editor: MACMILLAN
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This collection of six stories explores the development of the American short story over the past century - from a fierce critique of modern suburban family life to isolation and lost love in the deep mid-west.CONTENTS:IntroductionUsing a dictionaryThe Genre of American Stories The Gift of the Magi by O HenryThe Lost Phoebe by Theodore DreiserThe Baby Party by F Scott FitzgeraldYou Were Perfectly Fine by Dorothy ParkerThe Romantic by Patricia HighsmithFull Circle by Edith WhartonEssa