The Granta Book of the American Short Story, Volume Two

Pages 736 The Granta Book of the American Short Story, Volume Two Read Online ISBN 1847080405 ✓ Richard Ford
  • The Granta Book of the American Short Story, Volume Two
  • Paperback
  • 736
  • Richard Ford
  • English
  • 12 March 2019
  • 1847080405

About the Author: Richard Ford

Pages 736 The Granta Book of the American Short Story, Volume Two Read Online ISBN 1847080405 ✓ Richard Ford Richard Ford, born February 16, 1944 in Jackson, Mississippi, is an American novelist and short story writer His best known works are the novel The Sportswriter and its sequels, Independence Day, The Lay of the Land and Let Me Be Frank With You, and the short story collection Rock Springs, which contains several widely anthologized stories Comparisons have been drawn between Ford s work and the writings of John Updike, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway and Walker Percy His novel Independence Day won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1996, also winning the PEN Faulkner Award in the same year.


✓ 374A9C3 ↠´ Read Online Î The Granta Book of the American Short Story, Volume Two Î Richard Ford CDE79FF An amazing anthology of American short stories, nothing short of magic in effective storytelling. This is a splendid read In a boring, didactic introduction, the editor bangs on about the shortest of the stories, tempting the reader to ignore all the others, which would be a shame The stories are all well crafted, though they vary considerably in content and style Inevitably, not all will be to every reader s taste, and though I found a few distasteful, I was happy enough to be forced out of my comfort zone for a short time In several, I was struck by how surprisingly different the USA i This is a splendid read In a boring, , Richard Ford edited and introduced the first Granta book The Granta Book of the American Short Story, Volume Two of the American Short Story It became the definitive anthology of American short fiction written in the last half of the twentieth century an exemplary choice in the words of The Washington Post with stories by Eudora Welty, John Cheever, Raymond Carver, and forty others demonstrating how much memorable power can lie in the briefest narration In the years since, Ford has been reading new stories and rereading old ones and selecting new favorites This new collection read The Granta book The Granta Book of the American Short Story, Volume Two of the American Short Story, Volume Two Online Î The Granta book The Granta Book of the American Short Story, Volume Two of the American Short Story, Volume Two Î Richard Ford features than forty stories, including some he regretted overlooking the first time around, as well as many by a new generation of writers among them Sherman Alexie, Junot D az, Deborah Eisenberg, Nell Freudenberger, Matthew Klam, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Z Z Packer None of the stories though a few of the writers were in the first volume Once again, Ford s introduction is an illuminating exposition of how a good story is written by a master of the craft This is a splendid read The Granta book The Granta Book of the American Short Story, Volume Two of the American Short Story, Volume Two In a boring, didactic introduction, the editor bangs on about the shortest of the stories, tempting the reader to ignore all the others, which would be a shame The stories are all well crafted, though they vary considerably in content and style Inevitably, not all will be to every reader s taste, and though I found a few distasteful, I was happy enough to be forced out of my comfort zone for a short time In several, I was struck by how surprisingly different the USA i This is a splendid read The Granta book The Granta Book of the American Short Story, Volume Two of the American Short Story, Volume Two In a boring, didactic introduction, the editor bangs on about the shortest of the stories, tempting the reader to ignore all the others, which would be a shame The stories are all well crafted, though they vary considerably in content and style Inevitably, not all will be to every reader s taste, and th Anthologies are a dicey thing You may either get some real good works and some new authors you have never heard of or if the editor is not up to the mark, you get some listless collection of works by the usual well known names I have been lucky in this regard several times, I read The Granta book The Granta Book of the American Short Story, Volume Two of the American Short Story, Volume Two Juan Rulfo the first time in one such latin american anathology The Granta Anthology is a a collection of 44 stories written in the second half of the 20th century by American writers Since the editor Richard Ford Anthologies are a dicey thing You may either get some real good works and some new authors you have never heard of or if the editor is not up to the mark, you get some listless collection of works by the usual well known names I have been lucky in this regard several times, I read The Granta book The Granta Book of the American Short Story, Volume Two of the American Short Story, Volume Two Juan Rulfo the first time in one such latin american anathology The Granta Anthology is a a collection of 44 storie It s very difficult to make a bad collection out of the kind of writers in this book, and this isn t a bad collection, it s just a less necessary one than the original Pages 736 The Granta book The Granta Book of the American Short Story, Volume Two of the American Short Story, Volume Two read The Granta book The Granta Book of the American Short Story, Volume Two of the American Short Story, Volume Two Online ISBN 1847080405 ✓ Richard Ford Granta book The Granta Book of the American Short Story, Volume Two of the American Short Story There s no arc here the eighties minimalists have won over the seventies experimentalists only Barthelme gets any space in this edition and the new people just aren t good enough to merit inclusion I mean, Z.
Z Packer Nell Freudenberger It s not entirely Ford s fault, because the ea It s very difficult to make a bad collection out of the kind of writers in this book, and this isn t a bad collection, it s just a less necessary one than the original Pages 736 The Granta book The Granta Book of the American Short Story, Volume Two of the American Short Story, Volume Two read The Granta book The Granta Book of the American Short Story, Volume Two of the American Short Story, Volume Two Online ISBN 1847080405 ✓ Richard Ford Granta book The Granta Book of the American Short Story, Volume Two of the American Short Story There s no arc here the eighties minimalists have won over the seventies ex read The Granta book The Granta Book of the American Short Story, Volume Two of the American Short Story, Volume Two in 2008 with Dad.
What a behemoth of a book The Granta Book of the American Short Story, Volume Two for us to have picked for our challenge As you may remember, we wound out spreading this one out and reading it in both July AND October and even then it was touch and go whether we d finish this one as it s just too darn big for me to carry around and I do apparently almost all my reading in transit.
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What a behemoth of a book The Granta Book of the American Short Story, Volume Two for us to have picked for our challenge As you may remember, we wound out spreading this one out and reading it in both July AND October and even then it was touch and go whether we d finish this one as it s just too darn big for me to carry a As far as variety goes, this book The Granta Book of the American Short Story, Volume Two has it But the choices within did not impress me I like short stories, but I think that I am not a fan of modern short stories I want closure and most of these stories lacked closure They did not even read The Granta book The Granta Book of the American Short Story, Volume Two of the American Short Story, Volume Two like a story, butlike an exercise in wriitng and cleverness.
» The Granta book The Granta Book of the American Short Story, Volume Two of the American Short Story, Volume Two ï Following an inspiring Introduction by editor Richard Ford, I was disappointed by the early selections in this collection Perseverance paid off, however, as I was pleased to later encounter over a dozen excellent stories I had not yet read The Granta book The Granta Book of the American Short Story, Volume Two of the American Short Story, Volume Two in other anthologies These included The Artificial Nigger by Flannery O Conner Oh, Joseph, I m So Tired by Richard Yates Killings by Andre Dubus Helping by Robert Stone Get Some Young by Barry Hannah Ancient History by Richard Bausch The Following an inspiring Introduction by editor Richard Ford, I was disappointed by the early selections in this collection Perseverance paid off, however, as I was pleased to later encounter over a dozen excellent stories I had not yet read The Granta book The Granta Book of the American Short Story, Volume Two of the American Short Story, Volume Two in other anthologies These included The Artificial This massive collection gets a 60 40 like dislike ratio from me The stories that stood out the most for a variety of reasons, and authors I plan to read The Granta book The Granta Book of the American Short Story, Volume Two of the American Short Story, Volume Two into Ship Island The Story of a Mermaid, Elizabeth Spencer The Half Skinned Steer, Annie Proulx Get Some Young, Barry Hannah The Rabbit Hole as Likely Explanation, Ann Beattie Work, Denis Johnson Nothing to Ask For, Dennis McFarland Blue Boy, Kevin Canty The Plague of Doves, Louise Erdrich People Like That Are the Only People Here C This massive collection gets a 60 40 like dislike ratio from me The stories that stood out the most for a variety of reasons, and authors I plan to read The Granta book The Granta Book of the American Short Story, Volume Two of the American Short Story, Volume Two into Ship Island The Story of a Mermaid, Elizabeth Spencer The Half Skinned Steer, Annie Proulx Get Some Young, Barry Hannah The Rabbit Hole as Likely E Any collection of short stories by different authors is going to have its highs and lows There are plenty of lows in this, but about one third of the stories resonated with me Among my favorites were John Cheever s Reunion, which managed, in probably only 1,000 words, to give us everything we needed to know about the history between a father and son and did so with much humor Tom Franklin s Grit, which managed to toe the catwalk between darkness and roller coaster throughout its end Any collection of short stories by different authors is going to have its highs and lows There are plenty of lows in this, but about one third of the stories resonated with me Among my favorites were John Cheever s Reunion, which managed, in probab An amazing anthology of American short stories, nothing short of magic in effective storytelling.

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