Short Short Stories

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Penguin, 2005 - Short stories - 54 pages
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Dave Eggers has been partly responsible for a rejuvenation of short fiction in the USA, and these short short stories are as original and witty as any of his longer works.

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Review: Short Short Stories (Pocket Penguin 70's #65)

User Review  - nick holt - Goodreads

i've had something of a reading block for a few years now. The succinct, economical and brilliant writing in this little book stunned, surprised and moved me. In particular the story 'How water feels ... Read full review

Review: Short Short Stories (Pocket Penguin 70's #65)

User Review  - Jihan Bok - Goodreads

A good little representation of Eggers' skill when it comes to flash fiction. Though some of the stories in this ensemble were easily passed over, others, such as 'you know how to spell Elijah' and ... Read full review

Contents

You Know How to Spell Elijah
1
The Weird Wife
7
It Is Finally Time to Tell the Story
14
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Dave Eggers was born on March 12th, 1970, in Boston, Massachusetts. His family moved to Lake Forest, Illinois when he was a child. Eggers attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, until his parents' deaths in 1991 and 1992. The loss left him responsible for his eight-year-old brother and later became the inspiration for his highly acclaimed memoir "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius". Published in 2000, the memoir was nominated for a nonfiction Pulitzer the following year. Eggers edits the popular "The Best American Nonrequired Reading" published annually. In 1998, he founded the independent publishing house, McSweeney's which publishes a variety of magazines and literary journals. Eggers has also opened several nonprofit writing centers for high school students across the United States. Eggers has written several novels and his title, A Hologram for the King, was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. His most recent work of fiction, entitled The Circle, was published in 2013.

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