The art of the story: an international anthology of contemporary short stories

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Viking, Nov 1, 1999 - Fiction - 667 pages
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Following the immense success of The Art of the Tale, Daniel Halpern has assembled the next generation of short-story writers -- those born after 1937 -- to create a companion volume, The Art of the Story. Attesting to the depth, range, and continued popularity of short fiction, this collection includes seventy-eight contributors from thirty-five countries. The Art of the Story combines the best of the established masters as well as the fresh, new voices of writers whose work has seldom been translated into English.

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Review: The Art of the Story: An International Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories

User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

Amazing anthology. Granted, there has been time for these stories to rise to the top and be included in an anthology like this, but still, there was something to be had from each one. My favorite ... Read full review

Review: The Art of the Story: An International Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories

User Review  - Joe1207 - Goodreads

There were good stories, but this is by no means an even-handed international anthology. Half of the book is from only two countries: 26 of the 78 stories are from American authors and 13 from English authors. Read full review

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Ama Ata Aidoo ghana A Gift from Somewhere
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Hanan AlShaykh Lebanon The Keeper of the Virgins
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Julia Alvarez UNITED states Amor Divino
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Halpern teaches in the graduate writing program at Columbia University.

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