The Granta Book of the Contemporary American Short Story

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9780140140323: The Granta Book of the Contemporary American Short Story

This extraordinary anthology represents Ford's personal vision of the best works of short fiction published in the U.S. in his lifetime and features authors ranging from Paul Bowles, Flannery O'Connor, and James Baldwin to contemporary writers such as Amy Tan, T. Coraghessan Boyle, and David Leavitt.

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'Ford's introduction is as complete and persuasive an introduction to post-war American writing as one could hope for' "The Times" 'An indispensable volume ... a colossal book that contains not only classics by the greats but also perfect stories by lesser known writers' Philip Hensher, "Mail on Sunday" 'Ford's choice of stories is exemplary ... there's wonderful reading here' "Washington Post" 'This is a rich collection' "Guardian" 'A carefully wrought compilation that does credit to its rich subject' "Literary Review" 'Ford treats us to some stunning stories' "Nation"

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