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Selected Stories by Alice Munro
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really liked it

I was intrigued by the blurbs on the back of this edition--had heard a lot about her but never read anything, seeing as most of her work has been published in anthologies and magazines. I'm not one for short stories or short fiction, but the narrative voices here are truly distinct. In her stories about her native Canada, Munro delivers with a consistent, pragmatic and low-key narration that draws one in with details and insights not with the "unerhoerte Begebenheit" or "seminal moment" introduced in most modern short story writing. I feel almost that these stories aspire to teach one about life rather than entertain.
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William I agree with what you say: these stories aspire to teach rather than entertain.

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