Sudden Fiction (Continued) (Paperback)

60 New Short-Short Stories (Revised) (Religion)

By Robert Shapard (Editor), James Thomas (Editor)

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393313420, 320pp.

Publication Date: July 17, 1996

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Responding to America's love affair with the short-short, editors Shapard and Thomas consulted nearly two-hundred magazines and chose the sixty stories, written in English or translated, that they considered best. Ranging across countries and cultures, the selection includes a number of new stories from the Pacific Rim.

Well-known writers--William Maxwell, Margaret Atwood, Don DeLillo, Mark Richard--join lesser-known writers--Molly Giles, Andrew Lam, Judy Troy--who will be (or should be) better known. Each story revels in its own element of surprise; each, whether traditional or experimental, proves that a tale told quickly offers pleasure long past its telling. Students and lovers of literature take note: this is serious writing that's fun to read.