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Paperback Crafting the Very Short Story: An Anthology of 100 Masterpieces Book

ISBN: 0130867624

ISBN13: 9780130867629

Crafting the Very Short Story: An Anthology of 100 Masterpieces

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This anthology is an international collection of stories and essays by critically-acclaimed authors, chosen for their intellectual and emotional appeal. Each story or essay is one to six pages in length, making these authors' short works easily accessible to a wide reading public. It provides an exciting taste of global literature, with classic, modern, and avant garde short stories. KEY TOPICS: Over 100 authors are presented, including Alice Walker,...

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2 ratings

A pleasant surprise.

This was a required text for a college course. It has been like visiting old friends. The "classic" authors and others I'd never heard of provide a very good read, and the insights into writing by some of the authors is helpful.

More than Expected

While looking for an anthology of short stories, I came across this "textbook" and the most diverse assortment of short story writers I have ever seen. For those who appreciate the poetry of judicious prose this is a find. Also liked the sections categorizing voice, point-of-view, and setting. Great technical examples that show rather than tell you the differences. Bought it, kept it, still using it, and now even recommending it. Respectful creative writing that will help keep the genre thriving.
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