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Title American short stories since 1945 / [selected] by John G. Parks
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2002


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 MELB  810.08301 P2523/A  AVAILABLE
Description x, 886 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. 1945-1960 The strains of accommodation and consensus -- 2. 1960s and 1970s Breakdowns and breakthroughs -- 3. 19802 and 1990s Centers and margins
Summary "Offering significantly more comprehensive and inclusive coverage than similar anthologies, this collection features seventy-nine of the best American short stories written between 1945 and the present. Taken together, these stories document the ever-changing reality of American life since World War II - who we are, where we have been, and where we might be going. Striving to make this anthology representative of all the literary voices of the period, editor John G. Parks includes work from such acclaimed authors as Raymond Carver, John Cheever, and Flannery O'Connor alongside stories from writers who are no longer frequently anthologized, including John Gardner, James Alan McPherson, Leonard Michaels, Wright Morris, J. F. Powers, and James Purdy. Key African-American and new immigrant writers including James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, Ernest J. Gaines
The volume includes a brief biography for each featured author and an introductory chapter that traces developments in the short story form in the United States. Providing a multifaceted look into the social, intellectual, and spiritual life of the period, American Short Stories Since 1945 is an exceptional text for courses in the short story, American literature, and creative writing."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Short stories, American.
American fiction -- 20th century.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Author Parks, John G.
LC no. 2001021237
ISBN 0195131320 paperback acid-free paper