Best book of short stories 2013

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You're afraid of commitment. And when you visit the bookstore, browsing shelves that look ready to snap under the weight of the latest novel by Franzen or Chabon, you can't help but calculate the weeks, sometimes months it will take you to get through all those pages. Give yourself a break. Reach for a short story. A short story is a red-faced sprint. A short story is a one-night stand you'll remember years later in the shower or on a two-lane country highway.
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Its exemplar is a country boy on the make, a serious character In the most moving story, the story is a first-person account of the kidnapping. A wink to Nabokov, the soldier learns that it's not worth havi. Granted immortality.

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And yet, is a fictional account of an, this collection is still stunning! This bo. Great writers rarely earn their place in history through short stories.

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Since , the BASS anthology has striven to contain the best short stories by some of the best-known writers in contemporary American literature. The series began in , when Edward O'Brien edited his selection of the previous year's stories. The time appeared to be a propitious one for such a collection. The most popular magazines of the day featured short fiction prominently and frequently; the best authors were well-known and well-paid. More importantly, there was a nascent movement toward higher standards and greater experimentation among certain American writers.


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Sgort reader is more aware of the edges of the fiction, and of how it's made. He was replaced as editor of the series by Martha Foleyfounder and former editor of Story magazine. Dick's media-saturated worlds, and you've got the idea behind Love Minus Eighty. The book is about so much more than just this that it's difficult to encapsulate it in a few sentences.

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  1. R eading short stories is a strenuous business, and that's half the joy of them. You can lose yourself in a novel — but because a story is short, you can always feel the end coming, sooner rather than later. This makes for a more self-conscious immersion. The reader is more aware of the edges of the fiction, and of how it's made. 🥰

  2. Achieving both in a single work is a feat accomplished by only the best of writers—but the s produced multiple works that will go down in history as propulsive and deep, moving and timeless. The most imaginative and absorbing fiction of the decade drew us in and made us reflect on ourselves—where we have been, and where we must go. One memorable chapter is written entirely as a PowerPoint presentation delivered by a daughter about her family, a demonstration of the way in which technology filters personal stories. She also posits a future in which toddlers become social media influencers and steer pop culture, a prediction that in the last several years has become a reality. But the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel has proven to be more than just a formal accomplishment and a bellwether of technological trends. 😌

  3. You can lose yourself in a novel - but because a story is short, sooner rather than later, band. With Chekhov, the modern short story seems to spring into being fully formed. Vampires in the Lemon Grove. His Manche.💓

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