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The Art of the Story

An International Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories
(Book - 1999 )
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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.
Title: The art of the story
an international anthology of contemporary short stories
Publisher: New York : Viking, 1999.
Characteristics: xiii, 667 p. ;,24 cm.
Notes: Also published in London by Penguin Books with ISBN 9780140296389.
Contents: Gift from somewhere / Ama Ata Aidoo
Keeper of the virgins / Hanan Al-Shaykh
Amor divino / Julia Alvarez
Immortals / Martin Amis
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
Fat man in history / Peter Carey
Courtship of Mr. Lyon / Angela Carter
Are these actual miles? / Raymond Carver
Old man slave and the mastiff / Patrick Chamoiseau
Dharma / Vikram Chandra
Never marry a Mexican / Sandra Cisneros
Prospect from the silver hills / Jim Crace
Night women / Edwidge Danticat
House behind / Lydia Davis
All because of the mistake / Daniele del Giudice
Ysrael / Junot Diax
Betrayal / Patricia Duncker
Reflections of spring / Duong Thu Huong
Girl who left her sock on the floor / Deborah Eisenberg
Twenty-seventh man / Nathan Englander
Parakeet / Victor Erofeyev
Roberto narrates / Peter Esterhazy
My father, the Englishman, and I / Nuruddin Farah
Optimists / Richard Ford
Story of the lizard who had the habit of dining on his wives / Eduardo Galeano
The hammam / Herve Guibert
Escort / Abdulrazak Gurnah
Midnight and I'm not famous yet / Barry Hannah
Portrait of the avant-garde / Peter Hoeg
Moving house / Pawel Huelle
A family supper / Kazuo Ishiguro
Encounter / Roy Jacobsen
First day / Edward P. Jones
Remember young Cecil / James Kelman
Intimacy / Hanif Kureishi
Stump-grubber / Torgny Lindgren
Wish / Bobbie Ann Mason
Everything in this counry must / Colum McCann
Pornography / Ian McEwan
Behind the blue curtain / Steven Millhauser
Willing / Lorrie Moore
Lifeguard / Mary Morris
Canebrake / Mohammed Mrabet
Management of grief / Bharati Mukherjee
Muradhan and Selvihan or the tale of the crystal kiosk
Elephant vanishes / Haruki Murakami
Mark of satan / Joyce Carol Oates
In the shadow of war / Ben Okri
Where the Jackals Howl / Amos Oz
Life and adventures of shed number xii / Victor [Viktor] Pelevin
Talking dog / Francine Prose
Free radio / Salman Rushdie
Africa kills her sun / Ken Saro-Wiwa
The ring / Ingo Schulze
Learning to swim / Graham Swift
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
Green man / Jeanette Winterson
Night in question / Tobias Wolff
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.
Additional Contributors: Halpern, Daniel - 1945-
ISBN: 0670887617
9780140296389
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Daniel Halpern
Subject Headings: Fiction 20th century.
Genre/Form: Short stories.
Topical Term: Fiction
LCCN: 99013816
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