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Art of the Story, the (1999) [Anthology]
by Ama Ata Aidoo Hanah Al-Shaykh Julia Alvarez Martin Amis Reinaldo Arenas Margaret Atwood Toni Cade Bambara Russell Banks Nicola Barker Julian Barnes Richard Bausch Ann Beattie T.C. (Thomas Coraghessan) Boyle Robert Olen Butler Peter Carey Angela Carter Raymond Carver Patrick Chamoiseau Vikram Chandra Sandra Cisneros Jim Crace Edwidge Danticat Lydia Davis Daniele del Giudice Junot Díaz Patricia Duncker Duong Thu Huong Deborah Eisenberg Nathan Englander Victor Erofeyev Péter Esterházy Nuruddin Farah Richard Ford Eduardo Galeano Hervé Guibert Abdulrazak Gurnah Barry Hannah Peter Hoeg Pawel Huelle Kazuo Ishiguro Roy Jacobsen Edward P. Jones James Kelman Hanif Kureishi Torgny Lindgren Bobbie Ann Mason Colum McCann Ian McEwan Steven Millhauser Lorrie Moore Mary Morris Mohammed Mrabet Bharati Mukherjee Murathan Mungan Haruki Murakami Joyce Carol Oates Ben Okri Amos Oz Victor Pelevin Francine Prose Salman Rushdie Ken Saro-Wiwa Ingo Schulze Graham Swift Antonio Tabucchi Ngugi wa Thiong'o Tatyana Tolstaya Rose Tremain Luisa Valenzuela Edmund White Zoë Wicomb John Edgar Wideman Joy Williams Jeanne Wilmot Jeannette Winterson Tobias Wolff Can Xue Banana Yoshimoto Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Following the immense success of The Art of the Tale, Daniel Halpern has assembled the next generation of short-story writers--those born after 1937--to create a companion volume, The Art of the Story. Attesting to the depth, range, and continued popularity of short fiction, this collection includes seventy-eight contributors from thirty-five countries. The Art of the Story combines the best of the established masters as well as the fresh, new voices of writers whose work has seldom been translated into English.

Edited by Daniel Halpern.


  • A Gift from Somewhere by Ama Ata Aidoo
  • The Keeper of the Virgins by Hanan Al-Shaykh
  • Amor Divino by Julia Alvarez
  • The Immortals by Martin Amis
  • The Glass Tower by Reinaldo Arenas
  • Wilderness Tips by Margaret Atwood
  • Gorilla, My Love by Toni Cade Bambara
  • My Mother's Memoirs, My Father's Lie, and Other True Stories by Russell Banks
  • G-String by Nicola Barker
  • Evermore by Julian Barnes
  • Aren't You Happy for Me? by Richard Bausch
  • In Amalfi by Ann Beattie
  • Rara Avis by T. Coraghessen Boyle
  • Mr. Green by Robert Olen Butler
  • The Fat Man in History by Peter Carey
  • The Courtship of Mr. Lyon by Angela Carter
  • Are These Actual Miles? by Raymond Carver
  • The Old Man Slave and the Mastiff by Patrick Chamoiseau
  • Dharma by Vikram Chandra
  • Never Marry a Mexican by Sandra Cisneros
  • The Prospect from the Silver Hills by Jim Crace
  • Night Women by Edwidge Danticat
  • The House Behind by Lydia Davis
  • All Because of the Mistake by Daniele del Giudice
  • Ysrael by Junot Díaz
  • Betrayal by Patricia Duncker
  • Reflections of Spring by Duong Thu Huong
  • The Girl Who Left Her Sock on the Floor by Deborah Eisenberg
  • The Twenty-seventh Man by Nathan Englander
  • The Parakeet by Victor Erofeyev
  • Roberto Narrates by Péter Esterházy
  • My Father, the Englishman, and I by Nuruddin Farah
  • Optimists by Richard Ford
  • The Story of the Lizard Who Had the Habit of Dining on His Wives by Eduardo Galeano
  • The Hammam by Hervé Guibert
  • Escort by Abdulrazak Gurnah
  • Midnight and I'm Not Famous Yet by Barry Hannah
  • Portrait of the Avant-Garde by Peter Hřeg
  • Moving House by Pawel Huelle
  • A Family Supper by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Encounter by Roy Jacobsen
  • The First Day by Edward P. Jones
  • Remember Young Cecil by James Kelman
  • Intimacy by Hanif Kureishi
  • The Stump-Grubber by Torgny Lindgren
  • Wish by Bobbie Ann Mason
  • Everything in This Country Must by Colum McCann
  • Pornography by Ian McEwan
  • Behind the Blue Curtain by Steven Millhauser
  • Willing by Lorrie Moore
  • The Lifeguard by Mary Morris
  • The Canebrake by Mohammed Mrabet
  • The Management of Grief by Bharati Mukherjee
  • Muradhan and Selvihan or The Tale of the Crystal Kiosk by Murathan Mungan
  • The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami
  • Mark of Satan by Joyce Carol Oates
  • In the Shadow of War by Ben Okri
  • Where the Jackals Howl by Amos Oz
  • The Life and Adventures of Shed Number XII by Victor Pelevin
  • Talking Dog by Francine Prose
  • The Free Radio by Salman Rushdie
  • Africa Kills Her Sun by Ken Saro-Wiwa
  • The Ring by Ingo Schulze
  • Learning to Swim by Graham Swift
  • A Riddle by Antonio Tabucchi
  • Minutes of Glory by Ngugi wa Thiong'o
  • On the Golden Porch by Tatyana Tolstaya
  • John-Jin by Rose Tremain
  • Who, Me a Bum? by Luisa Valenzuela
  • Cinnamon Skin by Edmund White
  • You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town by Zoë Wicomb
  • Doc's Story by John Edgar Wideman
  • The Farm by Joy Williams
  • Dirt Angel by Jeanne Wilmot
  • The Green Man by Jeanette Winterson
  • The Night in Question by Tobias Wolff
  • The Child Who Raised Poisonous Snakes by Can Xue
  • Helix by Banana Yoshimoto

Original title: The Art of the Story: An International Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories
Original languages: Various


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

The following works are contained within this one:
     Courtship of Mr Lyon, the (1979) [Short Story]
      Author: Angela Carter
     Optimists (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Richard Ford
     Life and Adventures of Shed Number XII, the (1990) [Short Story]
      Author: Victor Pelevin
     Everything in This Country Must (1998) [Short Story]
      Author: Colum McCann

Edition #1: Art of the Story, the

Art of the Story, the (1999)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Daniel Halpern
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Manifested in:

Art of the Story, the (November 2000)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140296387
Dimensions: 6.2 x 9.22 x 1.46
Pages: 688

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