The Best American Short Stories

(Book - 1978- )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Best American Short Stories

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Title: The best American short stories
Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin,, 1978-
Characteristics: v. ;,22 cm.
Notes: "Selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines."
Includes the Yearbook of the American short story, 1978-<1980>.
Local Note: 1 3
Continues: Best American short stories ... and the yearbook of the American short story 0067-6233 (OCoLC)4617191 (DLC) 16011387
ISSN: 0067-6233
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This collection is markedly different from anthologies published even 10 years before, many of the stories are (as rstolzster says) outrageous and irreverent, as well as both sad and funny. For the latter pairing, I recommend "Beautiful Monsters" by Eric Puchner.

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  • rstolzster rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This collection of stories is a real treat. While most of these stories lean toward thoughtful and introspective tales, a couple veer into the outrageous and irreverent. A fun and worthy read.


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