100 Years of the Best American Short Stories by Lorrie Moore100 Years of the Best American Short Stories by Lorrie Moore

100 Years of the Best American Short Stories

byLorrie Moore, Heidi Pitlor

Hardcover | October 20, 2015

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One of our most beloved short story writers, Lorrie Moore introduces and chooses from more than two thousand stories the forty-one writers&nbspcollected here. From Edna Ferber to George Saunders, and everyone in between: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, Cheever, Munro, Lahiri, Alexie, Diaz, to name just a few. Heidi Pitlor, in turn, recounts behind-the-scenes series anecdotes and gives a decade-by-decade examination of the trends captured by the series over a hundred years.

The earliest stories ushered in a new and unflinching realism, the Depression saw the reign of Southern writing, and a post-war trend toward sentimentality was upended by the likes of Philip Roth. Soon after, John Updike and Joyce Carol Oates began to probe the dark side of their era's mythic happy family. The 1980s proved to be a golden age for short stories, and in the age of the Internet and the blogosphere, the tone is relaxed and its writers diverse. Taken together, the stories tell the history of American short fiction.
LORRIE MOORE is the author of the story collections Bark,   Birds of America,   Like Life, and Self-Help and the novels Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? and Anagrams. HEIDI PITLOR has been the series editor for  The Best American Short Stories  since 2007. She is the author of the forthcoming novel  The Day...
Title:100 Years of the Best American Short StoriesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:752 pages, 9 × 6 × 2.22 inPublished:October 20, 2015Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0547485859

ISBN - 13:9780547485850

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TABLE OF CONTENTS   1915-1920 1917 EDNA FERBER-The Gay Old Dog 1920-1930 1921 SHERWOOD ANDERSON-Brothers 1923 ERNEST HEMINGWAY-My Old Man 1925 RING LARDNER-Haircut 1930-1940 1931 F. SCOTT FITZGERALD-Babylon Revisited 1933 KATHERINE ANN PORTER-The Cracked Looking-Glass 1936 WILLIAM FAULKNER-That Will Be Fine 1940-1950 1942 NANCY HALE-These Are As Brothers 1948 EUDORA WELTY-The Whole World Knows 1948 JOHN CHEEVER-The Enormous Radio 1950-1960 1957 TILLIE OLSEN-I Stand Here Ironing 1958 JAMES BALDWIN-Sonny's Blues 1959 PHILIP ROTH-The Conversion of the Jews 1960-1970 1962 FLANNERY O'CONNOR-Everything That Rises Must Converge 1962 JOHN UPDIKE-Pigeon Feathers 1967 RAYMOND CARVER-Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? 1969 JOYCE CAROL OATES-By the River 1970-1980 1975 DONALD BARTHELME-The School 1978 STANLEY ELKIN-The Conventional Wisdom 1980-1990 1980 GRACE PALEY-Friends 1982 CHARLES BAXTER-Harmony of the World 1986 MONA SIMPSON-Lawns 1986 RICHARD FORD-Communist 1988 ROBERT STONE-Helping 1989 DAVID WONG LOUIE-Displacement 1990-2000 1991 ALICE MUNRO-Friend of My Youth   1993 MARY GAITSKILL-The Girl on the Plane 1995 JAMAICA KINCAID-Xuela 1996 AKHIL SHARMA-If You Sing Like That For Me 1997 JUNOT DIAZ-Fiesta, 1980 2000-2010 2000 JHUMPA LAHIRI-The Third and Final Continent 2000 ZZ PACKER-Brownies 2004 EDWARD P. JONES-Old Boys, Old Girls 2005 SHERMAN ALEXIE-What You Pawn I Will Redeem 2006 BENJAMIN PERCY-Refresh, Refresh 2006 TOBIAS WOLFF-Awaiting Orders 2010-2015 2012 NATHAN ENGLANDER-What  We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank 2012 JULIE OTSUKA- Diem Perdidi 2013 GEORGE SAUNDERS-The Semplica-Girl Diaries 2014 LAUREN GROFF-At the Round Earth's Imagined Corners