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The art of the story : an international anthology of contemporary short stories / edited by Daniel Halpern
BOOK | Viking | 1999.
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xiii, 667 pages ; 25 cm
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A gift from somewhere / Ama Ata Aidoo -- The keeper of the virgins / Hanan Al-Shaykh -- Amor divino / Julia Alvarez -- The immortals / Martin Amis -- The glass tower / Reinaldo Arenas -- Wilderness tips / Margaret Atwood -- Gorilla, my love / Toni Cade Bambara -- My mother's memoirs, my father's lie, and other true stories / Russell Banks -- G-string / Nicola Barker -- Evermore / Julian Barnes -- Aren't you happy for me? / Richard Bausch -- In Amalfi / Ann Beattie -- Rara avis / T. Coraghessan Boyle -- Mr. Green / Robert Olen Butler -- The fat man in history / Peter Carey -- The courtship of Mr. Lyon / Angela Carter -- Are these actual miles? / Raymond Carver -- The old man slave and the mastiff / Patrick Chamoiseau -- Dharma / Vikram Chandra -- Never marry a Mexican / Sandra Cisneros -- The prospect from the silver hills / Jim Crace -- Night women / Edwidge Danticat -- The house behind / Lydia Davis -- All because of the mistake / Daniele del Giudice -- Ysrael / Junot Diax -- Betrayal / Patricia Duncker -- Reflections of spring / Duong Thu Huong -- The girl who left her sock on the floor / Deborah Eisenberg -- The twenty-seventh man / Nathan Englander -- The parakeet / Victor Erofeyev -- Roberto narrates / Péter Esterházy -- My father, the Englishman, and I / Nuruddin Farah -- Optimists / Richard Ford -- The story of the lizard who had the habit of dining on his wives / Eduardo Galeano -- The hammam / Hervé Guibert -- Escort / Abdulrazak Gurnah -- Midnight and I'm not famous yet / Barry Hannah -- Portrait of the avant-garde / Peter Høeg -- Moving house / Pawel Huelle -- A family supper / Kazuo Ishiguro -- Encounter / Roy Jacobsen -- The first day / Edward P. Jones -- Remember young Cecil / James Kelman -- Intimacy / Hanif Kureishi -- The stump-grubber / Torgny Lindgren -- Wish / Bobbie Ann Mason -- Everything in this country must / Colum McCann -- Pornography / Ian McEwan -- Behind the blue curtain / Steven Millhauser -- Willing / Lorrie Moore -- The lifeguard / Mary Morris -- The canebrake / Mohammed Mrabet -- The management of grief / Bharati Mukherjee -- Muradhan and Selvihan or the tale of the crystal kiosk / Murathan Mungan -- The elephant vanishes / Haruki Murakami -- Mark of Satan / Joyce Carol Oates -- In the shadow of war / Ben Okri -- Where the jackals Howl / Amos Oz -- The life and adventures of shed number XII / Victor Pelevin -- Talking dog / Francine Prose -- The free radio / Salman Rushdie -- Africa kills her sun / Ken Saro-Wiwa -- The ring / Ingo Schulze -- Learning to swim / Graham Swift -- A riddle / Antonio Tabucchi -- Minutes of glory / Ngugi Wa Thiong'o -- On the golden porch / Tatyana Tolstaya -- John-Jin / Rose Tremain -- Who, me a bum? / Luisa Valenzuela -- Cinnamon skin / Edmund White -- You can't get lost in Cape Town / Zoë Wicomb -- Doc's story / John Edgar Wideman -- The farm / Joy Williams -- Dirt angel / Jeanne Wilmot -- The green man / Jeanette Winterson -- The night in question / Tobias Wolff -- The child who raised poisonous snakes / Can Xue -- Helix / Banana Yoshimoto.
Summary
An anthology of some 80 stories, including two dozen translations. The latter range from The Elephant Vanishes, a look at Japanese society by Haruki Murakami, to My Father, the Englishman, and I, a satire on colonialism by the Somalian, Nuruddin Farah.
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Halpern, Daniel, 1945-
ISBN/ISSN
0670887617
9780670887613
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