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Best of the Oxford American: Ten Years from the Southern Magazine of Good Writing

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A comprehensive anthology of The Oxford American's most memorable pieces published during the first decade of the magazine's existence, these articles prove provocative, opinionated, and irreverent. The Oxford American has served as an incubator and archive for the most promising and most established voices in contemporary Southern writing. It offers up an extraordinary ra ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 1st 2002 by Hill Street Press
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Patty
“I don’t claim to be an expert on writing, on telling stories, but I think it must be a lot like cooking.
Here in this collection are some of the best stories, articles and poems to run in The Oxford American, by an assortment of its best writers.
Not one of them is afraid of the salt shaker.” Forward


There are more than thirty wonderful pieces of writing in this anthology. Like the Oxford American magazine, this book contains short stories, poems and essays. The subject matter includes tributes, f
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Margie Ferguson
I'll admit to being disappoined that the editor is from California, which according to my fellow Mississippians means he might as well be a yankee.
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Dispatches from my new favorite magazine, The Oxford American. Great great pieces here by John Jeremiah Sullivan, Rick Bass, Barry Hannah, Rosanne Cash, and Tom Piazza, among others.
J.D.  Brayton
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THIS is the journal of contemporary Southern literature and essay/short story. It makes The New Yorker look like the smug, self-important slog it has become.
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