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"The Longman Anthology of Short Fiction" provides a comprehensive survey of the short story encompassing a rich global and historical mix in a way readers find accessible, engaging, and relevant. The selections present a diverse mix of classic, contemporary, and new voices. A unique feature, "Fact into Fiction" presents the factual account that inspired selected authors to ...more
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Published December 20th 2000 by Longman Publishing Group (first published December 1st 2000)
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It amazes me how my opinions about short stories have changed over the years. I used to dislike them, the reason being that they were too brief for me to get to know the characters, to grow to like them, to be able to enthusiastically throw myself into their stories. However, I grew to like them, and hence, this book (which I bought for $1 at a used bookstore), contains many stories that I am looking forward to reading.

To many high school students, short stories are difficult to enjoy simply bec
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Dana Gioia is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning poet. Former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, Gioia is a native Californian of Italian and Mexican descent. He received a B.A. and a M.B.A. from Stanford University and an M.A. in Comparative Literature from Harvard University. (Gioia is pronounced JOY-uh.)

Gioia has published four full-length collections of poetry, as wel
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