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The Eloquent Short Story: An Anthology of Narrative Forms

The Eloquent Short Story: An Anthology of Narrative Forms Lucy Rosenthal (Editor)

This concise anthology gathers twenty-four short stories that show the richness and vitality of the form. Each engaging, accessible story represents one of the many modes of storytelling now in our literature. Here are short stories in the guise of memoir or confession; written as a letter, a fable, a report; or accomplishing what we usually expect of a novel, an essay, a character study, a poem.

A uniquely contemporary collection, yet with an eye on tradition, the book includes long-revered as well as more recently heralded masters, including Margaret Atwood, Ann Beattie, Robert Olen Butler, Truman Capote, Raymond Carver, Junot Díaz, Louise Erdrich, Ian Frazier, Randall Kenan, Jhumpa Lahiri, Rick Moody, Lorrie Moore, Alice Munro, Tim O'Brien, ZZ Packer, Alice Walker, Eudora Welty, Joy Williams, and Richard Yates.

A downloadable Teacher's Guide is available on this site.

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About the Author:
Lucy Rosenthal is the author of the novel The Ticket Out, editor of the anthologies Great American Love Stories and World Treasury of Love Stories, and the recipient of a Pulitzer Fellowship in critical writing. She is on the writing faculty of Sarah Lawrence College and has taught in the creative writing programs of Columbia and New York University.

Also available from Persea:
The Eloquent Essay: An Anthology of Classic and Creative Nonfiction

Paperback / $14.95 (Can. $16.50) / ISBN 978-0-89255-292-4 / 256 pages / Fiction Anthology

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