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Book Title: The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories|
The author of the book: Tobias Wolff
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Date of issue: September 6th 1994
ISBN 13: 9780679745136
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 18.23 MB
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it's funny to be reading a book of stories and turn the page and come upon "cathedral." always seems like something that came from on high and has been around since the dawn of man or something. hard to believe carver was ever anyone's contemporary. but i guess that's the story!
anyway! lots of good stories in this book-- mostly the usual suspects: "where are you going, where have you been?" and "the fat girl" and "a romantic weekend" and "a white horse" (which is still SO FUCKING GREAT) and "the things they carried" and "emergency," etc. but also there were a few stunners i'd never encountered before, including "tall tales from the mekong delta" by kate braverman ("There is always a garish carnival across the boulevard."), "the first day" by edward p. jones, and, most wonderful of all, a story called "talk of heroes" by someone named Carol Bly who i had never ever heard of before. and that story is brilliant! i went and ordered all her books and read the story three times and cried at the end each time! carol bly. i guess she's dead now. glad you stopped by, carol bly!
also there were a bunch of stories that were not as good, but we don't have to mention them. except "river of names" by dorothy allison, which just made me want to shoot someone. probably myself. but luckily that was the first story in the book and has now has been swept from my memory...
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Read information about the authorTobias Jonathan Ansell Wolff is a writer of fiction and nonfiction.
He is best known for his short stories and his memoirs, although he has written two novels.
Wolff is the Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University, where he has taught classes in English and creative writing since 1997. He also served as the director of the Creative Writing Program at Stanford from 2000 to 2002.