The Best American short stories of the eighties

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Houghton Mifflin, 1990 - Fiction - 393 pages
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The 1980s were one of the most fertile and controversial times for the Amer ican short story. Rich in craft and variety, this collection includes such c lassic and beloved stories as Peter Taylor's "The Old Forest", Raymond Carve r's "Cathedral", and other works by Joyce Carol Oates, Russell Banks, and a host of exciting, newer talents. Hardcover edition also available. (Houghton Mifflin)

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These 20 stories were selected by series editor Ravenel from those printed in the previous ten editions of The Best American Short Stories. Among them is John Updike's "Deaths of Distant Friends ... Read full review


peter taylor The Old Forest 1980
donald barthelme The Emerald 1980
cvnthia ozick The Shawl 1981

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Ravenel serves as Editorial Director of Algonquin Books.

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