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Beasts of the Southern Wild and Other Stories by Doris Betts
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Jul 15, 09

Read in July, 2009

While some of these stories do feel a little dated, overall, they have lasting themes that are still compelling 30+ after they were written. This collection includes the highly anthologized "The Ugliest Pilgrim" which is as nearly as perfect as a shortstory can get. Also quite incredibly are the title story and "Still Life with Fruit". I highly recommed this book to writers especially as the structure of these stories is impressive. A master class in short story writing.
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