The Best American Short Stories 1996

The Best American Short Stories 1996

The Best American Short Stories Each fall The Best American Short Stories provides a fresh showcase for this rich and unpredictable form Selected from an unusually wide variety of publications John Edgar Wideman s choices for

  • Title: The Best American Short Stories 1996
  • Author: John Edgar Wideman Katrina Kenison
  • ISBN: 9780395752913
  • Page: 191
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Each fall The Best American Short Stories provides a fresh showcase for this rich and unpredictable form Selected from an unusually wide variety of publications, John Edgar Wideman s choices for 1996 place stories from esteemed national magazines alongside those from some of the smallest and most innovative literary journals Dazzling new work from favorite authors includEach fall The Best American Short Stories provides a fresh showcase for this rich and unpredictable form Selected from an unusually wide variety of publications, John Edgar Wideman s choices for 1996 place stories from esteemed national magazines alongside those from some of the smallest and most innovative literary journals Dazzling new work from favorite authors includes Mary Gordon s Intertextuality, in which a sentence by Proust propels the narrator into an intricate portrait of her Irish American grandmother From Robert Olen Butler comes the wry and warm tale Jealous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot, in which a man learns the consequences of marital distrust Alice Adams employs her customary finesse to contrast the stinging vulnerability of early adolescence with the burdens and pleasures of midlife Including contributions from Joyce Carol Oates, Lynn Sharon Schwartz, Rick Bass, and an array of stunning new talent, The Best American Short Stories 1996 is a rewarding, en

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    There were some absolutely marvelous stories in this collection and some that I was less impressed by, but on the whole it was a nice array of short fiction. I was amazed by the sheer number of stories that were old in first-person. Sixteen of the twenty-four stories were first-person tales (not counting the one piece of epistolary fiction). I often like work in the first person, but I would be interested to see if that was a function of the 1996 editor (does he have a particular affection for f [...]

    So far Driving the Heart by Jason Brown is the best story. It's about a kid employeed as a courier who delivers donated transplant parts to hospitals, mostly at night. Every hour he has to make a call to determine if the patient waiting is still alive.

    Phew! Blasted through this one in 12 days after taking nearly 2.5 months a piece for the last two editions. What's more, I liked just about every story in this collection, an exceedingly rare thing. I don't think there's been a more consistent BASS edition since Ann Beattie's 1987 editorial turn nine years previous. Even the authors I didn't much care for in the past turned in good-to-great pieces this time around.Favorites of the bunch:* Rick Bass - "Fires"* Robert Olen Butler - "Jealous Husban [...]

    This review is only for the stories that I will mention below and not the entirety of this work."Complicities" by Alice Adams was my favourite. It deals with anorexia, pedophilia and the wrongs of the human mind and soul. All of this she does in barely 6 pages. Magnificent."The Eve of the Spirit Festival" by Lan Samantha Chang, my second favourite. It deals with family, identity, loss, parent-child relationships, immigrant experience, escapism. I could sit and analyze this story, and with it wri [...]

    Stuart Dybek in Paper Lantern - on Bix Beiderbecke the coronet player - "Bix's sound came out like a girl saying yes."

    I am solely giving this 4 stars because I have been in love with the short story "JEALOUS HUSBAND RETURNS IN FORM OF PARROT" by Robert Olen Butler for 15 years. This is the first book I read it in. It is another example of masterful narrative ventriloquism. I love it.

    The first collection I read in this series. Contains one of the best short stories I've ever found, 'Some Say the World' (brilliant) and a personal favorite short story, 'The Incredible Appearing Man.'

    I enjoyed all of these and hope to buy more of these collections. I've always been a fan of the short story.

    A mixed bag, as collections tend to be. Some really good stories, and some that I could hardly get myself through

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