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Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction, the (2008) [Anthology]
by Sherman J. Alexie Russell Banks Rick Bass Richard Bausch Charles Baxter Ann Beattie Aimee Bender Pickney Benedict T.C. (Thomas Coraghessan) Boyle Michael Chabon Edwidge Danticat Lydia Davis Junot Díaz E.L. Doctorow Stuart Dybek Deborah Eisenberg Louise Erdrich Richard Ford Ben Fountain Mary Gaitskill Adam Haslett Amy Hempel Greg Johnson Denis Johnson Edward P. Jones Sheila Kohler Jhumpa Lahiri Elizabeth McCracken Thomas McGuane Steven Millhauser Lorrie Moore Tim O'Brien Joyce Carol Oates Chuck Palahniuk E. Annie Proulx George Saunders John Updike David Foster Wallace Edmund White John Edgar Wideman Tobias Wolff Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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A definitive collection of the very best short stories by contemporary American masters

Edited by Joyce Carol Oates, "the living master of the short story" (Buffalo News), and Christopher R. Beha, this volume provides an important overview of the contemporary short story and a selection of the very best that American short fiction has to offer.


  • Preface by Joyce Carol Oates
  • The Toughest Indian in the World by Sherman Alexie
  • Lobster Night by Russell Banks
  • The Hermit's Story by Rick Bass
  • 1-900 by Richard Bausch
  • Poor Devil by Charles Baxter
  • Lavande by Ann Beattie
  • O. by Aimee Bender
  • Mercy by Pinckney Benedict
  • The Love of My Life by T.C. Boyle
  • The Identity Club by Richard Burgin
  • The Son of the Wolfman by Michael Chabon
  • Night Women by Edwidge Danticat
  • Television by Lydia Davis
  • Aurora by Junot Díaz
  • A House on the Plains by E.L. Doctorow
  • Death of the Right Fielder by Stuart Dybek
  • The Girl Who Left Her Sock on the Floor by Deborah Eisenberg
  • Disaster Stamps of Pluto by Louise Erdrich
  • Reunion by Richard Ford
  • Rêve Haitien by Ben Fountain
  • The Girl on the Plane by Mary Gaitskill
  • The Paperhanger by William Gay
  • City Visit by Adam Haslett
  • To Those of You Who Missed Your Connecting Flights Out of O'Hare by Amy Hempel
  • Emergency by Denis Johnson
  • Double Exposure by Greg Johnson
  • Old Boys, Old Girls by Edward P. Jones
  • Adina, Astrid, Chipewee, Jasmine by Matthew Klam
  • Baboons by Sheila Kohler
  • Once in a Lifetime by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Some Terpsichore by Elizabeth McCracken
  • Cowboy by Thomas McGuane
  • Sault Ste. Marie by David Means
  • Ranch Girl by Maile Meloy
  • The New Automaton Theater by Steven Millhauser
  • Paper Losses by Lorrie Moore
  • Stitches by Antonya Nelson
  • Land. ll by Joyce Carol Oates
  • On the Rainy River by Tim O'Brien
  • The Escort by Chuck Palahniuk
  • People in Hell Just Want a Drink of Water by Annie Proulx
  • The Red Bow by George Saunders
  • Leslie and Sam by Douglas Unger
  • The Brown Chest by John Updike
  • Incarnations of Burned Children by David Foster Wallace
  • Cinnamon Skin by Edmund White
  • Who Invented the Jump Shot by John Edgar Wideman
  • Bullet in the Brain by Tobias Wolff

Original title: The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction
Original languages: English


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Edition #1: The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction

The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction (2008)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Joyce Carol Oates Christopher R. Beha
Introduction by: Joyce Carol Oates
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The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction (2008)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780061661587
Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 1.6 in
Pages: 759

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