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message 1: by Drew (new)

Drew hmmm. i know the first edition well and think it's a great into to short fiction as it shows how alive and fun a short story can be (unlike the standard anthology shit - white elephants, roman fever, blah blah, yawn yawn). this is one of the key books that made me want to start writing.


message 2: by Edan (new)

Edan I really like the first edition as well, and have used it for teaching. This one also has an unexpected table of contents, perhaps because they surveyed current fiction writers who are also teachers, to find out what stories they liked best in classroom discussions and lessons. In the past two days I've read some interesting stories by Charles Baxter, A.M. Homes, Rick Moody, and Mary Gaitskill. I can't believe they didn't include a Lorrie Moore story in the version, but I'll survive!


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