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Sudden Fiction International (1989) [Anthology]
by Talat Abbasi Barbara Alberti Margaret Atwood Donald Barthelme Paulé Bartón Ann Beattie Kenneth Bernard J. Bernlef Heinrich Böll Jorge Luis Borges Daniel Boulanger Richard G. Brautigan David Brooks Dino Buzzati Italo Calvino Peter Carey Ron Carlson Siv Cedering Yuan Ch'iung-chiung Colette Julio Cortázar Isak Dinesen Sergei Dovlatov Stuart Dybek Feng Jicai Gabriel García Márquez Nadine Gordimer Patricia Grace Peter Handke Bessie Head Mark Helprin Denis Hirson Spencer Holst Panos Ioannides David Michael Kaplan Yasunari Kawabata Jamaica Kincaid Hernán Lara Zavala Doris Lessing Clarice Lispector Bernard Malamud Paul Milenski Slawomir Mrozek Bharati Mukherjee R.K. Narayan Leslie Norris Joyce Carol Oates Julio Ortega Rodrigo Rey Rosa Josef Škvorecký Fernando Sorrentino Edla van Steen Paul Theroux Luisa Valenzuela Krishnan Varma Jeannette Winterson Monica Wood Bai Xiao-yi Barry Yourgrau Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Introduction by Charles Baxter


  • The Falling Girl by Dino Buzzati
  • Death of the Right Fielder by Stuart Dybek
  • Blackberries by Leslie Norris
  • Don't You Blame Anyone by Julio Cortázar
  • On Hope by Spencer Holst
  • Happy Endings by Margaret Atwood
  • The Grasshopper and the Bell Cricket by Yasunari Kawabata
  • Girl by Jamaica Kincaid
  • The Other Wife by Colette
  • La Volpaia by Mark Helprin
  • An Insolvable Problem of Genetics by Josef Skvorecky
  • House Opposite by R. K. Narayan
  • Love, Your Only Mother by David Michael Kaplan
  • The Laugher by Heinrich Böll
  • August 25, 1983 by Jorge Luis Borges
  • The Elephant by Slawomir Mrozek
  • Homage for Isaac Babel by Doris Lessing
  • One of These Days by Gabriel García Márquez
  • Welcoming the Board of Directors by Peter Handke
  • Boy by Joyce Carol Oates
  • The Weather in San Francisco by Richard Brautigan
  • Blue by David Brooks
  • The Grass-Eaters by Krishnan Varma
  • Preparations by Kenneth Barnard
  • At the River by Patricia Grace
  • The Blue Jar by Isak Dinesen
  • Gregory by Panos Ioannides
  • Iguana Hunting by Hernán Lara Zavala
  • Disappearing by Monica Wood
  • A Lover's Ear by Yuan Ch'iung-ch'iung
  • By the Creek by Barry Yourgrau
  • The Book by Rodrigo Rey Rosa
  • Facing the Light by Talat Abbasi
  • Lost Keys by Paul Milenski
  • Arrest Me by Denis Hirson
  • Orion by Jeanette Winterson
  • The Verb To Kill by Luisa Valenzuela
  • All At One Point by Italo Calvino
  • Bigfoot Stole My Wife by Ron Carlson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Martins by Edla van Steen
  • Di Grasso by Isaac Babel
  • The Street-Sweeping Show by Feng Jicai
  • Courtly Vision by Bharati Mukherjee
  • The Model by Bernard Malamud
  • Terminal by Nadine Gordimer
  • Emilie Plead Choose One Egg by Paule Barton
  • There's a Man in the Habit of Hitting Me on the Head with an Umbrella by Fernando Sorrentino
  • Family Album by Siv Cedering
  • The Last Days of a Famous Mime by Peter Carey
  • The Shoe Breaker by Daniel Boulanger
  • Katya by Sergei Dovlatov
  • Looking for a Rain God by Bessie Head
  • The School by Donald Barthelme
  • The Fifth Story by Clarice Lispector
  • Tancredi by Barbara Alberti
  • Las Papas by Julio Ortega
  • The Black Dog by J. Bernlef
  • Snow by Ann Beattie
  • The Explosion in the Parlor by Bai Xiao-Yi
  • Acknowledgements by Paul Theroux
Edited by Robert Shapard and James Thomas

Original title: Sudden Fiction International
Original languages: Various


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

The following works are contained within this one:
     Blue Jar, the (1942) [Short Story]
      Author: Isak Dinesen
     Laugher, the (1952) [Short Story]
      Author: Heinrich Böll
     Homage for Isaac Babel (1961) [Short Story]
      Author: Doris Lessing
     School, the (1974) [Short Story]
      Author: Donald Barthelme

Edition #1: Sudden Fiction International

Sudden Fiction International (1989)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Robert Shapard
Introduction by: Charles Baxter
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Manifested in:

Sudden Fiction International (October 17, 1989)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393306135
Dimensions: 5.4 x 8.1 x 0.9
Pages: 352

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