Playboy Stories: The Best of Forty Years of Short Fiction
Such names as Joyce Carol Oates, James Jones, Jack Kerouac, James Thurber, Nelson Algren, Bernard Malamud, Shirley Jackson, Philip Roth, James Baldwin, John Cheever, John Updike, Irwin Shaw, Joseph Heller, and Norman Mailer make this collection not only a feast of fiction to be relished but a virtual history of the best American writing of the second half of the twentieth century. And from beyond our borders come such writers as Jorge Luis Borges playing a provocative mind game as only he can; Sean O'Faolain with a tale of seduction Irish-style; Bharati Mukherjee offering an erotic adventure in Latin America; and the rising new master of Japanese fiction Haruki Murakami putting a surreal slant on love and marriage. Here, too, of course, are the writers who established themselves as Playboy stars before going on to win still wider acclaim, among them Bruce Jay Friedman, Herbert Gold, and Charles Beaumont.
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Playboy stories: the best of forty years of short fictionUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Do not stare coldly at this collection and speculate that patrons who borrow it have Playboy rear-view mirror air fresheners in their cars and neo-Mediterranean waterbeds at home. This collection ... Read full review
Review: Playboy Stories: The Best of Forty Years of Short FictionUser Review - Josh Shelton - Goodreads
Lots of big names and a wide range of styles. Hints of the sexism you'd expect from the times... plus a little extra- no big surprise considering the nature of the publication. Sadly, no pictures. Read full review