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Hardcover, 374 pages
Published January 1st 1982 by Houghton Mifflin
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Jakon Hays
I've been waiting a long time to write this.


I have had a real strange relationship with “The Best American Short Stories” 1982.


First, I should start of and admit that I had more than just a casual interest in John Gardner.


Before I even picked up 1982, Gardner interested me.


His introduction pulled me in. The fact that he was going to exclude “New Yorker” type of stories and give me some real meat – excited me.


What caused me some worry was his admission that the selection was made by several peopl...more
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John Champlin Gardner was a well-known and controversial American novelist and university professor, best known for his novel Grendel, a retelling of the Beowulf myth.

Gardner was born in Batavia, New York. His father was a lay preacher and dairy farmer, and his mother taught English at a local school. Both parents were fond of Shakespeare and often recited literature together. As a child, Gardner...more
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