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Milton Crane (1917–1985)

Autor(a) de 50 Great Short Stories

9 Works 1,750 Membros 11 Críticas

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Obras por Milton Crane

50 Great Short Stories (1952) — Editor — 1,251 exemplares
Fifty Great American Short Stories (1965) — Editor — 433 exemplares
50 Great Poets (1961) — Editor — 38 exemplares
Sins of New York (1947) — Editor — 9 exemplares
Shakespeare's Prose (1951) 7 exemplares
The Roosevelt era (1947) 6 exemplares
Sins of New York (1950) 2 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1917
Data de falecimento
1985-08
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de falecimento
Washington, D.C., USA
Educação
Columbia University
Harvard University
Ocupações
professor
literary critic
Organizações
George Washington University

Membros

Críticas

What a wonderful collection of short stories!

While all the stories might be considered classics, there was quite a range. Stories to make you think about life and stories to make you laugh. There are tales of horror (Poe), alternate history, and speculative fiction (not sci-fi really, think along the lines of Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery").

Among the classics I had previously read, I was delighted to find both unfamiliar stories by familiar authors and unfamiliar stories by unfamiliar authors that I intend to read more of.

While I enjoyed every story, my favorites were "The Other Side of the Hedge" by E.M Forster, "Putois" by Anatole France, "The Schartz-Metterklume Method" by "Saki" (H.H. Munro), and "The Chaser" by John Collier (the final story and a great way to end a book).
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Zoes_Human | 7 outras críticas | Nov 20, 2023 |
A marvelous collection of some of the best short-stories ever written. Includes many famous authors, known to all of us, and a few authors I wondered why I had not heard of well before now.

I have reviewed most of the stories separately as I have read them, as I spread this book over the expanse of a full year.
 
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mattorsara | 7 outras críticas | Aug 11, 2022 |
An eclectic collection of short stories. Some of them are great, others I didn't enjoy as much. Is that because they weren't great? Maybe, or maybe they were just from a different time. Some stories are timeless, others very much live in the moment they were written. In the unique idioms and idiosyncrasies of that time. Still, it's a great read and most of the stories hit their mark. I particularly liked:

The Garden Party
The Standard of Living
The Other Side of the Hedge
Brooksmith
The Shot
Putois (Truly fantastic)
The Lottery
The Apostate
A Girl From Red Lion, P.A. (Wow, this one really surprised me)
The Minister's Black Veil - A Parable (My favorite in the collection)
The Man Who Could Work Miracles
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b_coli | 7 outras críticas | Nov 25, 2020 |
These are in no way the 50 greatest short stories. Many of them aren't even the best story by that writer. The editor does say, however, that he passed over some more frequently anthologized stories. As a result, much of what is here is not so familiar to me. It is a curious mid-20th Century snapshot of the tastes of the editor and the 500 professors of English at American colleges and universities he asked to make nominations. Some of the choices are indeed classics, such as Shirley Jackson's The Lottery. Others are perfection, such as Salinger's For Esme--With Love and Squalor, Sylvia Townsend Warner's The Phoenix, or John Collier's The Chaser. There are lots of lesser known authors as well--at least from 21st Century perspective, although I had heard of most of them. Other pleasures include V.S. Pritchett's The Saint, Max Beerbohm's A.V. Laider (anything by Beerbohm seems to deliver pleasure), and Edith Wharton's The Other Two. And there are others. In addition, there are a few stories that don't seem to meet the definition of "Great" under any circumstance--but I'll leave those for you to discover. Chances are they won't be the same ones on my list. That's a great thing about a book like this; there is something for just about everyone.… (mais)
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datrappert | 7 outras críticas | Apr 30, 2015 |

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James Thurber Contributor
Ernest Hemingway Contributor
Edith Wharton Contributor
Clarence Day Contributor
Dorothy Parker Contributor
Henry James Contributor
William Saroyan Contributor
William Faulkner Contributor
John Collier Contributor
O. Henry Contributor
Robert M. Coates Contributor
E. B. White Contributor
Edmund Wilson Contributor
H. L. Mencken Contributor
Lord Dunsany Contributor
Anton Chekhov Contributor
Saki Contributor
John O'Hara Contributor
Thomas Wolfe Contributor
Arthur Schnitzler Contributor
Anatole France Contributor
Frank O'Connor Contributor
Ring Lardner Contributor
George Milburn Contributor
J. D. Salinger Contributor
Virginia Woolf Contributor
James Joyce Contributor
Aldous Huxley Contributor
Joseph Conrad Contributor
H. G. Wells Contributor
Frederic Chapman Translator
E. M. Forster Contributor
Edgar Allan Poe Contributor
Rudyard Kipling Contributor
T. Keane Translator
Shirley Jackson Contributor
Max Beerbohm Contributor
H. N. P. Sloman Translator
Guy de Maupassant Contributor
V. S. Pritchett Contributor
Finley Peter Dunne Contributor
George Ade Contributor
Edgar Allen Poe Contributor
Fitz James O'Brien Contributor
John McNulty Contributor
Seymour Freedgood Contributor
Oliver La Farge Contributor
Ring W. Lardner Contributor
James Reid Parker Contributor
William Maxwell Contributor
Kay Boyle Contributor
John Cheever Contributor
Mark Twain Contributor
Herman Melville Contributor
John Updike Contributor
Jack London Contributor
Stephen Crane Contributor
Ambrose Bierce Contributor
Theodore Dreiser Contributor
Washington Irving Contributor
Wallace Stegner Contributor
Conrad Aiken Contributor
Sherwood Anderson Contributor
Ludwig Bemelmans Contributor
James Agee Contributor
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Estatísticas

Obras
9
Membros
1,750
Popularidade
#14,701
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
11
ISBN
24

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