Best English Short Stories I, Volume 1

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W. W. Norton & Company, May 1, 1991 - Fiction - 300 pages
2 Reviews
"[This book's] arrival is a cause for celebration, since it demonstrates, among other things, that the short story flourishes outside of America... This selection from English-speaking writers (excluding only the U.S.) displays a far greater diversity of styles and subjects than the average American story annual... An essential collection for short-story readers." - Kirkus Reviews
 

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Best English short stories V

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Despite the title, this diverse selection of 25 recently published works is not exclusively British in origin or subject. Four outstanding stories--Edna O'Brien's "Wilderness,'' Bernard MacLaverty's ... Read full review

Best English short stories II

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This collection of 25 short stories written in English by non-Americans represents a wide range of writers working in all genres. Some of these writers are well known and widely published; others have ... Read full review

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Contents

A Letter to Our Son Peter Carey
13
Tis Pity Shes a Whore Angela Carter
33
Card Trick with Hearts Adrian Dannatt
54
Explosions on the Sun Marilyn Duckworth
71
A Day in the Life of a Sphere Lucy Ellmann
84
Travelling Elsewhere Howard Jacob son
103
Volunteer Tracey Lloyd
123
A Foreign Dignitary Bernard MacLaverty
137
Another Time Edna OBrien
162
Weeds Ruth Rendell
179
And Now This Carl Tighe
204
Children of the Headmaster William Trevor
224
The Scenic Railway Edward Upward
241
Ind Aff Fay Weldon
262
Biographical Notes on the Authors
280
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David Hughes is the author of two of the top-selling Virgin Fil titles: Kubrick and Lynch, as well as The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies Never Made (Titan Books, 2001) and The Illustrated Farscape Companion (Titan Books. 2000, with Paul Simpson). He has written for. among others. The Guardian, Empire, GQ. The Face and SFX.

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