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The Best American Short Stories 2013 (The Best American Series ®) ePub download

by Heidi Pitlor,Elizabeth Strout

  • Author: Heidi Pitlor,Elizabeth Strout
  • ISBN: 0547554834
  • ISBN13: 978-0547554839
  • ePub: 1330 kb | FB2: 1116 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Business Technology
  • Publisher: Mariner Books; 1 edition (October 8, 2013)
  • Pages: 384
  • Rating: 4.6/5
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The Best American Short Stories 2013 (The Best American Series ®) ePub download

Elizabeth Strout was a wonderful reader, an author who knows well that the sound of one’s writing is just as. .I always favor the Best American Mystery Short Stories over this anthology.

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Authors: Elizabeth Strout, Heidi Pitlor, Daniel Alarc?n, Charles Baxter, Michael Byers, Junot D?az, Karl .

Authors: Elizabeth Strout, Heidi Pitlor, Daniel Alarc?n, Charles Baxter, Michael Byers, Junot D?az, Karl Greenfeld, Gish Jen, Bret Johnston, Sheila Kohler, David Means, Steven Millhauser, Lorrie Moore, Alice Munro, Antonya Nelson, Kirstin Quade, Suzanne Rivecca, George Saunders, Jim Shepard, Elizabeth Tallent, Joan Wickersham, Callan Wink. It’s the variety of voices that most indicates the increasing confluence of cultures involved in making us who we are.

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“As our vision becomes more global, our storytelling is stretching in many ways. Stories increasingly change point of view, switch location, and sometimes pack as much material as a short novel might,” writes guest editor Elizabeth Strout. “It’s the variety of voices that most indicates the increasing confluence of cultures involved in making us who we are.” The Best American Short Stories 2013 presents an impressive diversity of writers who dexterously lead us into their corners of the world.In “Miss Lora,” Junot Díaz masterfully puts us in the mind of a teenage boy who throws aside his better sense and pursues an intimate affair with a high school teacher. Sheila Kohler tackles innocence and abuse as a child wanders away from her mother, in thrall to a stranger she believes is the “Magic Man.” Kirstin Valdez Quade’s “Nemecia” depicts the after-effects of a secret, violent family trauma. Joan Wickersham’s “The Tunnel” is a tragic love story about a mother’s declining health and her daughter’s helplessness as she struggles to balance her responsibility to her mother and her own desires. New author Callan Wink’s “Breatharians” unsettles the reader as a farm boy shoulders a grim chore in the wake of his parents’ estrangement.“Elizabeth Strout was a wonderful reader, an author who knows well that the sound of one’s writing is just as important as and indivisible from the content,” writes series editor Heidi Pitlor. “Here are twenty compellingly told, powerfully felt stories about urgent matters with profound consequences.”
Eng.Men
Five Stars, With Caveats. This is a ongoing series, done every year. Every year a guest editor selects his or her selection of stories from what was out there in the world, either published online or in an actual book or magazine. Fair enough. The selection from year to year varies with the editors. Most years there is somewhat of an emphasis on selections from the New Yorker, a prestigious magazine to be sure. Somtimes you find stories only published online. This seems more adventuresome to me. Overall the quality is very high and intriguing. It does seem to me, though, that authors and editors throughout the land and around the world (and for this yearly publication) tend to favor one style of writing and one very similar voice, that varies from modern to postmodern. Where are the authors of the next wave of writing? Many of the stories are good. Too many seem contrived from the head, though well done. What is lacking are stories from the heart. I want something to move me, and not simply delight me with well-wrought phrases and overall good craftshmanship. To be a real author, one must impale oneself upon the world, and sing one's final moments on this Earth, recounting the victories and defeats, weaving them seamlessly into a vision of Eternity.
Windforge
I almost never review a book before I've read all of it. Here, I've read just the introduction by Elizabeth Strout and the first story. I can confidently rate and recommend it already.

As a former English major, former English teacher, and life-long reader, I found Strout's introduction one of the best English classes I've ever attended. In it, she talks of her selection criteria for the stories. It is a brilliant piece of analysis and well worth the price of the book all by itself.

The first story, read with her criteria in mind, was a joy both in and of itself and for the extra I got from it thanks to the book's introduction.

I already have my money's worth. And, better still, I have all the rest of the stories to enjoy in the days ahead.
Getaianne
I always favor the Best American Mystery Short Stories over this anthology. While this edition served up perhaps 3-4 decent stories, including "Breatharians," by Collan Wink, for the most part the stories were yawners, elitist yarns (yawns) by the typical crew of our supposed best short story writers, like George Saunders, Jim Shepard, and especially mournful and moanful, Alice Munro. Not worth the price of admission.
Wel
I have been enjoying several of the paperbacks in "The Best American Short Stories" series - and this one is no exception. I presently have ordered another in the series and can't wait until I receive it. My reasoning for starting to read short stories in place of novels before I go to sleep at night is being able to finish an entertaining and enjoyable story before I go to sleep instead of being caught up in a long novel. I will certainly continue to purchase these short story books - and hope they continue to print them!
spark
This and other similarly named titles/series contain the best collections of writing in their genres. I have never been disappointed at the selection, number, or variety of authors or stories. Hours upon hours of reading enjoyment. Introduction to a vast number of newbie authors or authors that I have not read before or of whose work I was previously unaware. My highest recommedation to you.
Thetalas
I expected that this compilation had some thread, something that could hold them together but it feels like a collage of bad american stories. I have read many stories from the authors listed here and they can be very good, but it feels like the editor of this collection chose the worst ones, with no intentions of cohesion and put them together. A very poor work.
Skillet
I am not a lover of short stories, but this book may change my mind. THis is the best of 2013 of course, so that may be why I like the book. The stories were picked because of voice, and I find that each of the stories voice is very distinctive. I think that most people will find the stories well-written and worth reading, no matter the subject matter.
This was nothing like I expected. There seemed to be no substance to the stories I read. When you thought you had 1 more page, no quick stop. None were to interesting either. I didn't finish the whole book, so I may go back and try again. I don't usually quit on a book.
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