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best American Short Stories

Martha Foley

best American Short Stories

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Published by MacGibbon and Kee in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited by Martha Foley and David Burnett. 10.
ContributionsBurnett, David.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13769910M

O'Brien was known to work indefatigably: he claimed to read around 8, stories a year, and his editions contained lengthy tabulations of stories and magazines, ranked on a scale of three stars representing O'Brien's notion of their "literary permanence. I was shocked by how good and complex his writing was. The title alone is daunting: the best? There's nothing more powerful than seeing yourself reflected in something you love; for me, that was literature. O'Brien capitalized on this moment. Collections from years past yielded a rich harvest of surprises, stories that may have been forgotten but still retain their relevance and luster.

Trust real people, not robots, to give you book recommendations. It may also be interpreted as an allegorical social criticism after the American Civil War. This is no easy task. On the other hand, many critics who accepted "literary" fiction objected to O'Brien's occasionally strident and pedantic tone. Bad Behaviour burns with longing and passion, from stories about ex partners haunting a city to a woman waiting for a date to show up while he watches her from across the street.

The articles in the volume were published the prior year. That's how I got the paw. These years witnessed both the ascendancy and eclipse of the type of short story favored by O'Brien: writers as diverse as John CheeverBernard MalamudJoyce Carol Oatesand Tillie Olsen offered sharply observed, generally realistic stories that eschewed trite conventions. Jacobs Three wishes and a Monkey's paw.


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