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The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction
Apr 14, 2012
This was a great grouping of fiction from the US and Europe. I have to admit that I read the first edition, a beaten up thrift store find, over the period of five years, picking it up in earnest and putting it down when other duties called, only to pick it up again. In fact, I could probably start over at the beginning now and enjoy getting re-familiar with the works at the front of the anthology. Reading this collection gave me the chance to read some short fiction that is not usually included in short stories collections (guess that is why it is a "short fiction" anthology) that I had been wanting to read: these included Melville's "Bartleby the Scrivener." Also of note was Mann's "Disorder and Early Sorrow" and a really interesting story by Elizabeth Parsons, "The Nightingales Sing." Obviously, there are many more, but I can't forget to mention George P. Elliott's shocking "The NRACP."
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