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Paperback The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction Book

ISBN: 0393926125

ISBN13: 9780393926125

The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction

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The classroom standard for readers and aspiring writers of fiction, The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction offers the most comprehensive, engaging selection of classic and contemporary stories in the field.

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Selections of Literary Merit

This book was definitely worth it. It includes many important fiction writers and is a good tool to have for aspiring writers. These are great authors to model after and borrow techniques from.

Great anthology, but one minor complaint about this edition

Yet another wonderful Norton anthology, but I have only one disappointment: this "shorter seventh edition" excludes "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson, which was in the "shorter sixth edition." This is a classic short story and I can't quite get my head around as to why they chose to omit this of all stories from this edition. :-( This was one (of many) reasons I ordered this book-- I didn't imagine they'd pull that story... There are a few nice additions however, such as more than one story now by O'Connor and Faulkner (I don't believe "A Rose for Emily" was in the sixth edition). All my whinging aside, you can't go wrong with Norton's. It's still one of the better anthologies.

Comprehensive Collection

This volume is a comprehensive collection of short fiction that gives the reader a clear view of the canon of short fiction. Richard Bausch has also collected a wide range of short pieces on writing fiction that offer insights into the art and process of fiction. A great collection!

Awesome book full of classics

I bought this book for a class, but I will keep it and refer back to it everytime I need to read a classic.
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