The Resource The best American short stories of the century, John Updike, editor ; Katrina Kenison, coeditor ; with an introduction by John Updike

The best American short stories of the century, John Updike, editor ; Katrina Kenison, coeditor ; with an introduction by John Updike

Label
The best American short stories of the century
Title
The best American short stories of the century
Statement of responsibility
John Updike, editor ; Katrina Kenison, coeditor ; with an introduction by John Updike
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Best American Short Stories of the Century brings together the best of the best - fifty-five extraordinary stories that represent a century's worth of unsurpassed accomplishments in this quintessentially American literary genre. Here are the stories that have endured the test of time: masterworks by such writers as Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Willa Cather, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Saroyan, Flannery O'Connor, John Cheever, Eudora Welty, Philip Roth, Joyce Carol Oates, Raymond Carver, Cynthia Ozick, and others. These are the writers who have shaped and defined the landscape of the American short story, who have unflinchingly explored all aspects of the human condition, and whose works will continue to speak to us as we enter the next century."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
TXP
Dewey number
  • 813/.010805
  • Fic
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS648.S5
LC item number
B45 1999
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Updike, John
  • Kenison, Katrina
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  • Short stories, American
  • American fiction
  • United States
Label
The best American short stories of the century, John Updike, editor ; Katrina Kenison, coeditor ; with an introduction by John Updike
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
Titles selected by John Updike from the 1915 through 1998 editions of The best American short stories series
Contents
  • Golden honeymoon
  • Ring Lardner
  • Blood-burning moon
  • Jean Toomer
  • Killers
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • Resurrection of a life
  • William Saroyan
  • Christmas gift
  • Robert Penn Warren
  • Zelig
  • Bright and morning star
  • Richard Wright
  • Hitch-hikers
  • Eudora Welty
  • Peach stone
  • Paul Horgan
  • "That in Aleppo once ..."
  • Vladimir Nabokov
  • Interior castle
  • Jean Stafford
  • Benjamin Rosenblatt
  • Miami-New York
  • Martha Gellhorn
  • Second tree from the corner
  • E.B. White
  • Farmer's children
  • Elizabeth Bishop
  • Death of a favorite
  • J.F. Powers
  • Resemblance between a violin case and a coffin
  • Tennessee Williams
  • Little selves
  • Country husband
  • John Cheever
  • Greenleaf
  • Flannery O'Connor
  • Ledge
  • Lawrence Sargent Hall
  • Defender of the faith
  • Philip Roth
  • Criers and kibitzers, kibitzers and criers
  • Stanley Elkin
  • Mary Lerner
  • German refugee
  • Bernard Malamud
  • Where are you going, where have you been?
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • Rotifer
  • Mary Ladd Gavell
  • Gold Coast
  • James Alan McPherson
  • Key
  • Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • Jury of her peers
  • Cty of churches
  • Donald Barthelme
  • How to win
  • Rosellen speaks
  • Harold Brodkey
  • Silver dish
  • Saul Bellow
  • Gesturing
  • John Updike
  • Shawl
  • Susan Glaspell
  • Cynthia Ozick
  • Where I'm calling from
  • Raymond Carver
  • Janus
  • Ann Beattie
  • Way we live now
  • Susan Sontag
  • Things they carried
  • Tim O'Brien
  • Meneseteung
  • Other woman
  • Alice Munro
  • You're ugly, too
  • Lorrie Moore
  • I want to live!
  • Thom Jones
  • In the gloaming
  • Alice Elliott Dark
  • Proper library
  • Carolyn Ferrell
  • Birthmates
  • Sherwood Anderson
  • Gish Jen
  • Soon
  • Pam Durban
  • Half-skinned steer
  • Annie Proulx
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 775 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028721406
Label
The best American short stories of the century, John Updike, editor ; Katrina Kenison, coeditor ; with an introduction by John Updike
Link
Publication
Note
Titles selected by John Updike from the 1915 through 1998 editions of The best American short stories series
Contents
  • Golden honeymoon
  • Ring Lardner
  • Blood-burning moon
  • Jean Toomer
  • Killers
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • Resurrection of a life
  • William Saroyan
  • Christmas gift
  • Robert Penn Warren
  • Zelig
  • Bright and morning star
  • Richard Wright
  • Hitch-hikers
  • Eudora Welty
  • Peach stone
  • Paul Horgan
  • "That in Aleppo once ..."
  • Vladimir Nabokov
  • Interior castle
  • Jean Stafford
  • Benjamin Rosenblatt
  • Miami-New York
  • Martha Gellhorn
  • Second tree from the corner
  • E.B. White
  • Farmer's children
  • Elizabeth Bishop
  • Death of a favorite
  • J.F. Powers
  • Resemblance between a violin case and a coffin
  • Tennessee Williams
  • Little selves
  • Country husband
  • John Cheever
  • Greenleaf
  • Flannery O'Connor
  • Ledge
  • Lawrence Sargent Hall
  • Defender of the faith
  • Philip Roth
  • Criers and kibitzers, kibitzers and criers
  • Stanley Elkin
  • Mary Lerner
  • German refugee
  • Bernard Malamud
  • Where are you going, where have you been?
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • Rotifer
  • Mary Ladd Gavell
  • Gold Coast
  • James Alan McPherson
  • Key
  • Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • Jury of her peers
  • Cty of churches
  • Donald Barthelme
  • How to win
  • Rosellen speaks
  • Harold Brodkey
  • Silver dish
  • Saul Bellow
  • Gesturing
  • John Updike
  • Shawl
  • Susan Glaspell
  • Cynthia Ozick
  • Where I'm calling from
  • Raymond Carver
  • Janus
  • Ann Beattie
  • Way we live now
  • Susan Sontag
  • Things they carried
  • Tim O'Brien
  • Meneseteung
  • Other woman
  • Alice Munro
  • You're ugly, too
  • Lorrie Moore
  • I want to live!
  • Thom Jones
  • In the gloaming
  • Alice Elliott Dark
  • Proper library
  • Carolyn Ferrell
  • Birthmates
  • Sherwood Anderson
  • Gish Jen
  • Soon
  • Pam Durban
  • Half-skinned steer
  • Annie Proulx
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 775 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028721406

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