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Night in Funland and Other Stories From Literary Cavalcade
by Jerome Brondfield , William Peden , Shirley Jackson , Richard Connell , Price Day , W.F. Harvey , William Sansom , Elias Venesis , more…Borden Deal , Howard Nemerov , W.R. Johnson , Daniel Keyes , Jack Finney , Geoffrey Household , Vincent Benet …less
Paperback, 238 pages
Published February 1970 by Scholastic Book Services
(first published June 1968)
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Okay, there's a story to this one. I've been trying to go back in time lately and find copies of stories that have stuck out in my memory from middle & high school. One of my all time favorite short stories is Borden Deal's "Antaeus." Aside from periodicals, it was very difficult to find a paperback collection containing that story. This book is the only one I could find. So I ordered it, and when it arrived in the mail, I was shocked and excited to discover the treasure troves it contained: ...more
There are some real masterpieces here. "Flowers for Algernon," "Contents of the Dead Man's pocket," "One oridnary day, with peanuts" and so on. Many of them have appeared in multiple collections so you might have seen them elsewhere.