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Selected Stories by Alice Munro
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it was amazing
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There couldn´t be a better book if you talk about short stories than this! This is the best of the stories of the best short story writer now alive! ALICE MUNRO! When would she win the NOBEL PRIZE? I should go on that she is severely understated! Why? Perhaps the readers could not get her writing because she writes about the same theme: a girl from a rural Canadian town growing up to discover her sexuality, find her place in the socitey, exploring love and hatred and at times rebelling from the norms established by other peopple and then looking back to those years she had lived; over and over again. Yet, one would feel cheated how a writer with such ordinary day to day life events could weave such miraculous tales that would leave you haunted! And what is more marvelous with Munro is her resistance to take a writer´s ego yet capable of calmly but intensely engaging her subject! the best SHORT STORY writer!
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Chris Gager She probably will never win because of the
"limited" scope of her stories. Being the greatest writer alive isn't enough.

Chris Gager But she did - finally!

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