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The Best American Short Stories 1986 #2020

The Best American Short Stories Short Stories by Ann Beattie Ethan Canin Joy Williams Richard Ford Tobias Wolff Alice Munro Thomas McGuane Lord Tweedsmuir Donald Barthelme Raymond Carver and many others

  • Title: The Best American Short Stories 1986
  • Author: Raymond Carver Shannon Ravenel
  • ISBN: 9780395383995
  • Page: 405
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Best American Short Stories 1986 By Raymond Carver Shannon Ravenel, Short Stories by Ann Beattie, Ethan Canin, Joy Williams, Richard Ford, Tobias Wolff, Alice Munro, Thomas McGuane, Lord Tweedsmuir, Donald Barthelme, Raymond Carver, and many others.

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    1. I bought this book after listening to an old interview with Carver where he talked about the editorship of this book The stories selected are very similar to Carver s own work, which is wonderful I kept referring back to the introduction where he talked about his selection process All of these stories were great my favorites were Gryphon Charles BaxterStar Food Ethan CaninDoe Season David Michael KaplanAll My Relations Christopher McIlroyInvisible Life Kent NelsonLawns Mona SimpsonThe Rich Broth [...]

    2. Everything I could have hoped for in a commute reader Entirely good, mostly excellent.Standouts Star Food Ethan CaninCommunist Richard FordAll My Relations Christopher McIlroy

    3. Goodbye to the Best American Stories 1986Some numbers To read and report on these stories it took me 5 months and 1 day.That also works out to 22 weeksOr154 daysOr110 weekdays.While we are looking at numbers, I ll dial it back a bit and see where we are with this little BASS project.My first post dropped on May 29th 2008.That was 3 years 3 months and 4 days ago I can t even begin to tell you how my life has changed since then.1191 days Pffffffff.long sigh.How many of these volumes have I read an [...]

    4. Among the BASS collections I ve read so far, this one stands out as the best, the most consistently brilliant, the most satisfying Why Well, Carver packed it with a bunch of greats, that s why Beattie, Munro, Paley, Barthelme, Ford, Wolff, Conroy, Simpson, Canin this edition is filled with writers who were reputed or would go on to be reputed As such, the collection has an unusual solidity It feels like a supercharged version of the 1982 edition, really it has the same general focus on capital S [...]

    5. I began reading the collection for the sake of Chandler s introduction, which did not fail me He describes how the stories were collected, bragging really, to assure the reader that he knows far better than anyone else whose stories matter and will persist, whose will not And he is mostly correct Several of the stories have a slow burn, easy to read, smooth without being flawless, until two third through something entirely unanticipated, as in Janus which seems to be about the realtor s staging [...]

    6. A very good collection of short stories chosen by an excellent short story author I believe that the short story is the premier format for writing Although longer novels can give a much detailed account, the brevity of a short story allows for the capture of a mood, a place, a character essentially a focused picture of what the author wants to convey It forces the writer to be concise and selective with his words I have also found that many good novels if broken into shorter components stand [...]

    7. A really solid collection, probably the best Best American anthology I ve read Not really a bad story in here, and quite a few excellent ones.Highlights Janus by Ann Beattie The Convict by James Lee Burke Today Will Be A Quiet Day by Amy Hempel Sportsmen by Thomas McGuane All My Relations by Christopher McIlroy Telling by Grace Paley The Rich Brother by Tobias Wolff

    8. The masters of the 80 s at work Tobias Wolff s Rich brother , and Thomas McGuane s sportsmen were my favorites by far Definitely going to be checking up on these two writers Raymond Carver, a personal favorite as well, did a fantastic job of selecting the stories.

    9. Favorites Gryphon Charles BaxterThe Convict James Lee BurkeBad Company Tess GallagherThree Thousand Dollars David LipskyAll My Relations Christopher McIlroyTelling Grace PaleyThe Rich Brother Tobias Wolff

    10. Some great stories here, somewhat understated, realistic and with fine detail The editor s sensibility is like breath running through them.

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