Discoveries: Fifty Stories of the Quest, 2nd Edition
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Reflecting today's growing emphasis on multiculturalism, the second edition of this remarkably successful anthology offers twelve additional contributions from the new generation of writers currently revitalizing the short story form, including Amy Tan, Bharati Mukherjee, R.K. Narayan, Stephen Milhauser, Ellen Gilchrist, and Patrick McGrath. Organized around the successive...more
Paperback, 672 pages
Published October 29th 1992 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1983)
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Esteban del Mal
This collection of short stories is an anodyne assemblage from some of the more recognizable authors in the naive-Jungian/Joseph Campbellovian/archetypal tradition. And since I am a naive Jungian/Campbellovian/archetypal sort, I like it.

It also was my first encounter with Julio Cortazar, whose piece titled The Island at Noon haunts me still and drew me to it as I cleaned my study today. If you don't want to know what happens, don't read any further; if you do and you have read this far, my naive...more
Annie Howe
One of my favorite short story collections! My old professor does a wonderful job of arranging these stories around the mythical hero's quest adventures. This compilation should be on every book lover's shelf.
Erin
My favorite book of short stories. Highly recommended.
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