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The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction by Lex Williford
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bookshelves: contemporary, short-stories

Note: I'm reading this anthology for a creative writing class I'm taking this semester. I'm marking it as read so I can keep updating my review of it as I read more stories out of it. Feel free to follow me along on this adventure.

Donald​​ Barthelme,​​“The​​ School”​​(19)

Wacky story about a classroom where things keep dying. Weird but charming. Not entirely sure what I'm supposed to take away from the ending. (4/5)

​​Jamaica​​ Kincaid,​​“Girl”​​(319)

I always enjoy pieces like "Girl." It's a sort of treatise on what it means to be a woman and the restraints and challenges that come with that. I love seeing what an author can accomplish in a page or page and a half--in "Girl," Kincaid accomplishes a great deal. I liked it quite a lot and the last line was a killer too. (4.5/5)
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Finished Reading
August 22, 2017 – Shelved
August 22, 2017 – Shelved as: contemporary
August 22, 2017 – Shelved as: short-stories

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