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The Best American Short Stories 2004 (The Best American Series)

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Published by Houghton Mifflin .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsLorrie Moore (Editor), Katrina Kenison (Series Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages496
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7604196M
ISBN 100618197346
ISBN 109780618197347

  "The literary 'Oscars' features twenty outstanding examples of the best of the best in American short stories." -- Shelf Awareness for Readers The Best American Short Stories will be selected by national best-selling author Jennifer Egan, who won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction for A Visit from the Goon Squad, heralded by Time /5(). History. The Best American Short Stories has been in publication since making it the oldest continuous series of its type. Starting in additional titles were added covering the best in essays, sports writing, nature writing and more - all of which now fall under the general title of The Best American Series.. Method. Each category has a continuing series editor, who makes an initial.

Thousands of great short stories can be found in American Literature's Short Story Library, including many of the greatest short stories ever written. Our collection continues to expand and we also feature a Short Story of the Day. If you are a serious short story reader you will love our short story collections featuring the works of Anton Chekhov, O. Henry, Kate Chopin, James Joyce, Mark.   In his introduction to this one hundredth volume of the beloved Best American Short Stories, guest editor T. C. Boyle writes, “The Model T gave way to the Model A and to the Ferrari and the Prius modernism to postmodernism and advance. We progress. We move on. But we are part of a tradition.” Boyle’s choices of stories reflect a vibrant range of characters /5(2).

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Lorrie Moore brings her keen eye for wit and surprise to the volume, and The Best American Short Stories is an eclectic and enthralling gathering of well-known voices and talented up-and-comers.

Here are stories that probe the biggest issues: ambition, gender, romance, war/5(19). This unique system has helped make the Best American series the most respected -- and most popular -- of its kind.

Lorrie Moore brings her keen eye for wit and surprise to the volume, and The Best American Short Stories is an eclectic and enthralling gathering of well-known voices and talented up-and-comers/5.

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Houghton Mifflin $14 (p) ISBN Get this from a library. The best American short stories, [Lorrie Moore; Katrina Kenison; Sherman Alexie; T Coraghessan Boyle; Catherine Brady; Sarah Shun-lien Bynum; Charles D'Ambrosio; Stuart Dybek; Deborah Eisenberg; Paula Fox; Nell Freudenberger; Edward P Jones; Trudy Lewis; Jill McCorkle; Thomas McGuane; Alice Munro; Angela Pneuman; Annie Proulx; R T Smith; John Updike.

This book is up to the standards I've come to expect in the Best American Short Stories series and Tom Perrotta is to be commended.

Read more. 2 people found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. See all reviews from the United States. Top international reviews/5(). The Best American Short Stories is the longest running and best-selling series of short fiction in the country.

For the centennial celebration of this beloved annual series, master of the form Lorrie Moore selects forty stories from the more than two thousand that were published in previous editions/5. The Best American Humorous Short Stories This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.

While a single short story may have a difficult time raising enough noise on its own to be heard over the din of civilization, short stories in bulk can have the effect of swarming bees, blocking out sound and sun and becoming the only thing you can think about, writes Ann Patchett in her introduction to The Best American Short Stories /5.

Edited by the award-winning, best-selling author Richard Russo, this years collection boasts a satisfying chorus of twenty stories that are by turns playful, ironic, somber, and meditative (Wall Street Journal).). With the masterful Russo picking the best of the best, Americas oldest and best-selling story anthology is sure to be of enduring quality (Chicago Tribune) this4/5.

Every year I read both "The Best American Short Stories" and "The O. Henry Prize Stories", which both attempt to accomplish the same goal: collect the top 20 short stories published in North America in a given year.

The highly subjective nature of this endeavor is proven by the fact that there is very little overlap in the stories chosen for 4/5(47). Walter Mosley is the award-winning author of the story collection Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned and its sequel, Walkin’ the Dog, as well as five Easy Rawlins mysteries.

His novel RJ’s Dream was a finalist for the NAACP Award in Fiction/5(15). This years Best American Short Stories is edited by the critically acclaimed and best-selling author Barbara Kingsolver, whose latest book is Prodigal Summer.

Kingsolvers selections for The Best American Short Stories showcase a wide variety of new voices and masters, such as Alice Munro, Rick Moody, Dorothy West, and John Updike/5. The Best American Short Stories is the short story Olympics.

It is the short story’s moment in the sun. I am grateful to Houghton Mifflin and to Katrina Kenison for making sure that at least once a year we put them front and center where they belong. As for their arrangement in this volume, I am partial to the democratization of the alphabet/5(23).

• About the Book • About the Editors About the Book The best-selling and critically acclaimed author Lorrie Moore has gathered the year's A-list short fiction for The Best American Short Stories (Houghton Mifflin; publication date: Octo ), a volume that, according to the series editor, Katrina Kenison, "hums with life.".

The short story form is well worth reading and enjoying, and the Best American Short Story anthology is a great way for new short story readers and old to experience the medium. Read more 22 people found this helpful/5(23). Despite increasing competition, this annual collection remains the place to find the most compelling short fiction published in the U.S.

and Canada” (PUBLISHERS WEEKLY). To usher in the new millennium, THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES brims with a rich variety of lyrical and wise stories about our country’s past, present, and future.4/5(26). by multiple authors includes books Best American Short Stories,Best American Short Stories:Best American Short Stories:and several more.

See the complete The Best American Short Stories series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. The Best American Short Stories yearly anthology is a part of The Best American Series published by Houghton Mifflinthe BASS anthology has striven to contain the best short stories by some of the best-known writers in contemporary American literature.

A few years ago I bought a copy of the Best American Short Stories of at a used book sale. This was my introduction to the series and I became hooked. Each year a guest author is asked to read short stores that have been published in American and Canadian magazines and select about 20 25 of the stories they consider the best.4/5.

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites.

A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best pieces to publish. The Best American Short Stories is the longest running and best-selling series of short fiction in the the centennial celebration of this beloved annual series, master of the form Lorrie Moore selects forty stories from the more than two thousand that were published in Brand: HMH Books.THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES series has also always been known for making literary discoveries, and discovery proved to be an essential part of selecting the stories for this volume too.

Collections from years past yielded a rich harvest of surprises, stories that may have been forgotten but still retain their relevance and luster/5(7).