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Selected from a survey of than 200 English professors, award winning short story writers, novelists, and fiction workshop directors, a remarkable collection of North American literature written since 1970.Includes This is what it means to say Phoenix, Arizona by Sherman AlexieDeath by landscape by Margaret AtwoodRaymond s run by Toni Cade BambaraSarah Cole a type ofSelected from a survey of than 200 English professors, award winning short story writers, novelists, and fiction workshop directors, a remarkable collection of North American literature written since 1970.Includes This is what it means to say Phoenix, Arizona by Sherman AlexieDeath by landscape by Margaret AtwoodRaymond s run by Toni Cade BambaraSarah Cole a type of love story by Russell BanksClick by John BarthThe school by Donald BarthelmeWild horses by Rick BassThe man who knew Belle Starr by Richard BauschGryphon by Charles BaxterCustoms of the country by Madison Smartt BellSilver water by Amy BloomTall tales from the Mekong Delta by Kate BravermanA good scent from a strange mountain by Robert Olen ButlerThe year of getting to know us by Ethan CaninErrand by Raymond CarverWoman Hollering Creek by Sandra CisnerosWhite angel by Michael CunninghamFiesta 1980 by Junot DiazPet milk by Stuart DybekThe prophet from Jupiter by Tony EarleySaint Marie by Louise ErdrichRock Springs by Richard FordThe mail lady by David GatesSame place, same things by Tim GautreauxNebraska by Ron HansenIn the cemetery where Al Jolson is buried by Amy HempelEmergency by Denis JohnsonMarie by Edward P JonesCold snap by Thom JonesDoe season by David Michael KaplanPatriotic by Janet KauffmanGirl by Jamaica KincaidTerritory by David LeavittThe kind of light that shines on Texas by Reginald McKnightYou re ugly, too by Lorrie MooreThe management of grief by Bharati MukherjeeMeneseteung by Alice MunroGhost girls by Joyce Carol OatesThe things they carried by Tim O BrienThe shawl by Cynthia OzickBrokeback Mountain by Annie ProulxStrays by Mark RichardIntensive care by Lee SmithThe way we live now by Susan SontagTwo kinds by Amy TanFirst, body by Melanie Rae ThonAble, Baker, Charlie, Dog by Stephanie VaughnNineteen fifty five by Alice WalkerFever by John Edgar WidemanTaking care by Joy Williams


  • Title: The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction: Fifty North American American Stories Since 1970
  • Author: Lex Williford Michael Martone Charles Baxter Amy Bloom Kate Braverman Robert Olen Butler Ethan Canin Raymond Carver
  • ISBN: 9780684857961
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Paperback

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  • Elisabeth

    I had to read this for class :) Definitely recommend checking it out if you're looking to get into short stories! I'd say my favorites were, "The Fireman's Wife" by Richard Bausch, "Silver Water" by Amy Bloom, "The Ceiling" by Kevin Brockmeier, "After Rosa Parks" by Janet Desaulniers, "Territory" by David Leavitt, "The Kind of Light that Shines of Texas" by Reginald McKnight, "Orientation" by Daniel Orozco, "Pilgrims" by Julie Orringer, "Brownies" by ZZ Packer, "Sea Oak" by George Saunders, "Ton [...]


  • Anna Groover

    Note: I'm reading this anthology for a creative writing class I'm taking this semester. I'm marking it as read so I can keep updating my review of it as I read more stories out of it. Feel free to follow me along on this adventure.Donald​​ Barthelme,​​“The​​ School”​​(19)Wacky story about a classroom where things keep dying. Weird but charming. Not entirely sure what I'm supposed to take away from the ending. (4/5)​​Jamaica​​ Kincaid,​​“Girl”​​(319)I alway [...]


  • Edan

    This is the second edition, which I'm going to be teaching from. Except for a few of the same stories from the last version, this is a totally different book! ***I didn't read through the first edition quite so exhaustively as I did with this second edition, so it's unfair of me to say which one is better. I didn't like all the stories in this book, but many of them ask some interesting questions regarding structure, character, point of view--that is, they're useful for teaching, and learning.So [...]


  • Myles

    Need I write anything at all? Simply look at the authors collected here - the variety and quality is astounding. Tbe best of what the English language had to offer in literary short fiction from 1970 to 1999. Are all the stories life-changing works of art that will stay with you forever? No, but I guarantee that there is no better anthology out there coming close to this one - there is truly something for everyone here and undoubted proof of the power of the short story.


  • Jacqueline West

    I found this on one of those bargain racks at Waldenbooks, and man, was it worth the $4.99. For a collection this large, the quality is consistently excellent, and almost all of the modern masters of the short story are represented: Raymond Carver, Lorrie Moore, Alice Munro, Joyce Carol Oates, Sherman Alexie, etc. It would have been well worth the price just for the sake of Annie Proulx's "Brokeback Mountain," Richard Bausch's "The Man Who Knew Belle Starr," and Reginald McKnight's "The Kind of [...]


  • Michael

    This book is probably the best deal I've ever gotten. One book, fifty stories by fifty writers. While none of the stories in here blew me away, all of them are very good and they are a good introduction to a lot of great writers that I hope to read more from. I'd recommend this book to anyone who wants an easy way to be exposed to a lot of good writing.


  • Tracy

    50 short stories. I couldn't get through two of them. However, there were four that were so beautifully written they made my heart ache. I plan on using several of them in the classroom for my students. Two things were great about this book: the fact I didn't stay up until 3am reading and I have a slew of other books I want/need to read written by some of these authors.


  • Stefanie

    Most of these stories were fantastic. This is not only a collection of entertaining stories but also a collection of instructive stories. I will definitely refer back to this volume often. There were a few duds in my opinion, so I'm curious to know why those stories were selected for the anthology.


  • Sam

    Thank you for depressing me over and over again.


  • Adiva Abdulkar

    I love this anthology and I always will. My professor had us get this for my first university creative writing class and I felt compelled to buy a copy for myself once the class was over. It's full of great stories that showcase excellent writing skills as well as intriguing themes/metaphors and unique characters. I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys writing contemporary stories.


  • Christopher B.

    It is a good teaching tool.


  • Susan Katz

    Some excellent short stories. . ad almost all of them!


  • Jeff Lanter

    This is a pretty strong collection of short stories, some of which I had already read in various fiction workshops. It is impossible to collect the best works or to satisfy every reader, but I felt like this collection tries to get a lot of different authors both culturally and aesthetically. I thought the beginning and middle stories were stronger than the last third for whatever reason. If I had to pick a favorite, it would have to be The Caretaker. It is hands down one of the most powerful st [...]


  • Natalie

    My advanced fiction class used this as a textbook in college; we read various selections and discussed them in class when we weren't work-shopping our peers' stories. As a new writer just beginning to get serious about writing, this collection offered a variety of stories told in different styles that helped me understand individual writers' voices. Though short, these stories are complex; each time I read one, I draw something new from it, something that I overlooked on previous readings.About [...]


  • Teresa

    As with any collection like this, you will love some and there will be others that you don't care for nearly as much. Unfortunately, there are some in the beginning (it's set up alphabetically by author) that I've forgotten about. So the ones I do remember from the beginning were quite memorable (obviously) and I'll include those in what I think are the 5-star stories (though I've probably missed some as well):John Barth's "Click," Donald Barthelme's "The School," Raymond Carver's "Errand," Juno [...]


  • Liz Mourant

    This anthology, at the halfway mark, has already surpassed my expectations held out for a prime cut of anthologized meat! Inside my book, I felt the need to distinguish the very best of stories with underliner and checks as they were stellar examples of craft. Yet, nearly every story inside this book is a winner and a delight to feast one's imagination and desires for fulfilling fiction within. Joyous, but not wholly from joyoften from dailiness, sorrowing, and variegated jousts with the stuff o [...]


  • Bob

    Sometimes after reading too many novels I find a short-story collection to be just the break I need. I'm always looking for hidden treasures no matter what I read. When there is such a variety of authors and writing styles I know I'm bound to find some real gems. I gave four or five stars to ten of these fifty stories. (That's 10% as compared 38% of fiction and nonfiction books. At least I know I can finish a short story without thinking afterwards that I've wasted a whole lot of time.) My favor [...]


  • David

    Probably one of the better short story anthologies I've read (still have the Oxford and Ecco anthology left). Starts off incredibly strong, meanders for a bit, gets interesting again, then boring, then great, then really great, and then finishes strong. So, your typical anthology. Absolute favorites: "Sarah Cole: A Type of Love Story," Russel Banks"The Hermit's Story," Rick Bass"The Fireman's Wife," Richard Bausch"The Disappeared," Charles Baxter"The Caretaker," Anthony Doerr"Communist," Richard [...]


  • Jim

    A great collection of short stories. My only complaint is that i'd read many of the short-stories previously. I can't say i love every story in this collection. This is quite the eclectic group of stories and one out of three stories is incredible.Some of my favorites in the book:Richard, Mark: StraysKincaid, Jamaica: GirlJones, Thom: Cold SnapAtwood, Margaret: Death by LandscapeBarth, John: ClickOates, Joyce Carol: Ghost GirlHempel, Amy: In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is BuriedO'Brien, Tim: Th [...]


  • Kateragan

    I love this anthology and recommend it to anyone who has half a stomach for short stories. One of my favorite stories is "White Angel," it has phrases like "all velvet motherliness." It is a stunning piece of fiction. I also enjoyed "Silver Water" , "Customs of the Country" , "Brokeback Mountain" , "The Things they Carried" , "In the Cemetery where Al Jolson is Buried" , "Rock Springs" , "Tall Tales from the Mekong Delta" , "The Man who Knew Belle Star", "Wild Horses" "Sarah Cole: A Type of Love [...]


  • Jennifer

    Loved reading a massive collection and being introduced to new authors and read stories that reinforced the ones I already admire. Interesting that while these stories are supposed to cover the 1970s to now that most of these stories were published in the 1990s and 2000s while a few were published in the 1980s and no later. Faves here are the stories by Antonya Nelson, Steve Yarborough, Stacey Richter, Daniel Orozco, Julie Orringer, ZZ Packer, George Saunders, Tim O'Brien (of course), Denis John [...]


  • Stefani Sanchez

    This book has been filled with many meaningful (and sometimes not) stories. I have enjoyed sharing the information about the author's, their works, and their possible thought processes as they wrote. I am not sure that anthologies are my favorite, but it has most definitely been an interesting ride. I found a few new favorite authors here, Joyce Carol Oates and Melanie Rae Thon. Nice to read if you are looking for something that will have you wondering what the h@#$!


  • Katy Wilmotte

    Out of the fifty I probably read 15 of these, so perhaps I missed a gem or two, but overall I hated this collection. Literary fiction is not my genre, apparently, as I found most of these stories to be either depressing, creepy, inappropriate, or just boring. And after a few stories they all (to me) started to sound the same. Exceptions were 'The Hermit's Tale' and 'Relief' which I actually rather enjoyed.


  • Morgan Williams

    This isn't a bad collection to have if you want to familiarize yourself with contemporary North American literary fiction. It isn't my favorite by a long way, and it includes some disappointingly mediocre stories. But there are one or two, like Sherman Alexie's This Is What It Means To Say Phoenix, Arizona, or Kate Braverman's Tall Tales From The Mekong Delta which are worth having the book for.


  • Komal

    I loved this anthology - I love short fiction so this was right up my alley.Some of these I had already read before and I loved seeing them in this anthology againe ones I can remember off the top of my head are Barthelme, Diaz, Lahiri, and O'Brien.I enjoyed seeing Mukherjee and Tan included in here as well.I think it's great bc it's diverse (it should be it's long!) and really a collection of some of the best pieces out there.


  • s.m. k.

    Several stories by authors with very different styles. I think the diversity of styles is a strength of the book. I bought this book for a creative writing course and have read many (but not all) of the stories in it. Those familiar with the world of short story writing will recognize several names. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in reading quality short stories or writing them. I have yet to determine who my favorites are in this format.


  • Saben

    We used this book in a writing workshop I attended. While I'm generally not inclined to read short stories so much, this is a great collection of some of the best short stories ever written since 1970. What I like is there are little blurbs about the authors and the stories in the beginning of each story.


  • Chante Reid

    This is a great collection. My favorite stories are "Never Marry Mexican" by Sandra Cisneros (literally might be the best short story I've ever read) and "Xmas, Jamaica Plain" by Melanie Rae Thon. Most of the stories in here are amazing but those two really stand out for me. Oh and how could I forget Junot Diaz's "Nilda"


  • Juliana Gray

    Finally! It took me almost five months to plow through this anthology, but it was worth it. I got the anthology as a textbook, and was already familiar with a lot of the more famous stories, but thought I should read all of them. I'm glad I did, because there are some real gems that I'll be adding to future syllabi.


  • Barb

    When you have an anthology, editors always feel they have to choose types of short stories to represent, instead of the stories that dazzle and stay with you. I read all 50 and can remember about 5, 4 of which I'd read previously. I read a few from the anthology of 100 shorts stories and decided I'm "shorted" out for a while!


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