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Object Lessons

The Paris Review Presents the Art of the Short Story
(Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Object Lessons
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"Twenty contemporary authors introduce twenty sterling examples of the short story from the pages of The Paris Review"--Cover p. [4].
Title: Object lessons
the Paris Review presents the art of the short story
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: vi, 358 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Lorin Stein and Sadie Stein
Contents: Dimmer / Joy Williams ; introduced by Daniel Alarcón
t Another drunk gambler / Craig Nova ; introduced by Ann Beattie
City boy / Leonard Michaels ; introduced by David Bezmozgis
Emmy Moore's journal / Jane Bowles ; introduced by Lydia Davis
Bangkok / James Salter ; introduced by Dave Eggers
Car crash while hitchhiking / Denis Johnson ; introduced by Jeffrey Eugenides
Pelican song / Mary-Beth Hughes ; introduced by Mary Gaitskill
Funes, the memorious / Jorge Luis Borges ; introduced by Aleksandar Hemon
Old birds / Bernard Cooper ; introduced by Amy Hempel
Except for the sickness I'm quite healthy now. You can believe that / Thomas Glynn ; introduced by Jonathan Lethem
Likely Lake / Mary Robison ; introduced by Sam Lipsyte
Several garlic tales / Donald Barthelme ; introduced by Ben Marcus
Why don't you dance / Raymond Carver ; introduced by David Means
The palace thief / Ethan Canin ; introduced by Lorrie Moore
Flying carpets / Steven Milhauser ; introduced by Daniel Orozco
Dinner at the Bank of England / Guy Davenport ; introduced by Norman Rush
Lying presences / Norman Rush ; introduced by Mona Simpson
Ten stories from Flaubert / Lydia Davis ; introduced by Ali Smith
The beau monde of Mrs. Bridge / Evan S. Connell ; introduced by Wells Tower
Night flight to Stockholm / Dallas Wiebe ; introduced by Joy Williams
Summary: "Twenty contemporary authors introduce twenty sterling examples of the short story from the pages of The Paris Review"--Cover p. [4].
Additional Contributors: Stein, Sadie
Stein, Lorin
ISBN: 1250005981
9781250005984
Branch Call Number: 808.31 O128 2012
Subject Headings: Short story Authorship
Genre/Form: Short stories
Topical Term: Short story
LCCN: 2012026322
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Twenty contemporary authors introduce twenty sterling examples of the short story from the pages of The Paris Review.


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Jan 30, 2013
  • StephenB rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Varied group of literary stories, generally accessible and entertaining, a little heavy on the humour. Each selected and introduced by a well known writer; the brief intros also vary in interest. I enjoyed almost all the stories. Good anthology.

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