The Granta Book of the American Short Story by Leonard Michaels, Jayne Anne Phillips, John Cheever, James Baldwin, T.C. Boyle, Robert Penn Warren, Peter Taylor, Joy Williams, Paul Bowles, Amy Tan, Jane Bowles, Ann Beattie, Mary Robison, Jean Stafford, Stuart Dybek, Joyce Carol Oates, Gayl Jones, Barry Hannah, Tim O'Brien, David Leavitt, Richard Ford, Robert Coover, Lorrie Moore, John Updike, Harold Brodkey, Donald Barthelme, Kurt Vonnegut, Eudora Welty, Raymond Carver, James Salter, Grace Paley, Richard Yeats, Tobias Wolff, William H. Gass, Wallace Stegner, Bernard Malamud, Flannery O'Connor, Max Apple, Richard Bausch, Shirley Jackson, Jamaica Kincaid, William Kotzwinkle, James Alan McPherson, Stanley Elkin

712 pages first pub 1993 (editions)

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The Granta Book of the American Short Story is a selection of the best works of American short fiction published in the last 50 years. Stories featured here include “A Day in the Open” by Jane Bowles; “Blackberry Winter” by Robert Penn Warren; “O ...

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