Sudden Fiction (continued): 60 New Short-short Stories

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Robert Shapard, James Thomas
W.W. Norton, 1996 - Fiction - 311 pages
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Responding to America's love affair with the short-short, editors Robert Shapard and James Thomas consulted nearly two-hundred magazines and chose sixty stories, written in English or translated, that they considered best. Ranging across countries and cultures, the selection includes a number of new stories from the Pacific Rim. Each story revels in its own element of surprise; each, whether traditional or experimental, proves that a tale told quickly offers pleasure long past its telling. Students and lovers of literature take note: this is serious writing that's fun to read.

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User Review  - MarieAlt - LibraryThing

I don't know that there's much to say about the story collection, other than it's very complete. There are several classics, by big-name authors: Updike, Carver ('Popular Mechanics' is one of my old ... Read full review

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User Review  - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing

The rating is a compromise. The result of my conflicting sense that this is a landmark book that everyone interested in contemporary literature and professional writing should own--and well, the fact ... Read full review

About the author (1996)

Robert Shapard teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Hawaii, and co-edited Flash Fiction Forward.

Thomas is Professor of Theatre at Wayne State University and Head of its Ph.D. Program in Directing and Theatre Scholarship. James is a graduate of St. Ambrose College (BA), Villanova University (M.A.), and the University of Texas at Austin (PhD). Thomas has also taught theatre at Mount Holyoke College, Marquette University and Florida State University, where he was Associate Dean. He is also translator of texts about modern Russian acting and directing technique and Director of of the Department's Study Abroad Program with the Moscow Art Theatre School.

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