They're at It Again

Stories from Twenty Years of Open City

By Thomas Beller (Editor); Joanna Yas (Editor)
(Open City Books, Paperback, 9781890447595, 794pp.)

Publication Date: June 2011

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Description
This anthology features the best stories from the first twenty years of Open City magazine, including works by an array of debut and established writers. Featured pieces are: "Uncertain Times," the beginning of an unfinished work by Richard Yates, a fictional account of his time as a speech writer for Robert Kennedy; "The Egg Man" by Scott Smith (author of A Simple Plan); "High Wire" by Robert Stone"; "Eurotrash" by Irvine Welsh, which was his debut publication in the US and has since not appeared in any other publication; "17 Quai Voltaire," an essay by Paul Bowles that has also not appeared elsewhere. Other featured writers whose stories marked their debut publications are: Sam Lipsyte, Vestal McIntyre, Lara Vapnyar, and Martha McPhee. Other highlights: stories by Mary Gaitskill, A. M. Homes, Bruce Jay Friedman, Jonathan Ames, and Christopher Sorrentino.



About the Author
Thomas Beller is the author of Seduction Theory, The Sleep-Over Artist, and How to Be a Man. He cofounded and for twenty years edited the literary journal Open City. He has worked as a staff writer for The New Yorker and the Cambodia Daily, and contributes regularly to Travel + Leisure and The New Yorker s Culture Desk. He is an assistant professor at Tulane University and lives in New Orleans with his wife and two children.

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