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Martha Foley (1897–1977)

Autor(a) de 200 Years of Great American Short Stories

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(eng) All the Best American Short Stories 19XX are combined with the Best American Short Stories; The Yearbook of American Short Stories 19xx of the same year, because it seems that all those Best American Short Stories volumes include that yearbook. It's simply a question of whether it's been included in the work title or not. Hope that's clear.

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Obras por Martha Foley

200 Years of Great American Short Stories (1975) — Editor — 69 exemplares
Fifty Best American Short Stories 1915-1965 (1965) — Editor — 36 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1968 (1968) — Editor — 33 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1967 (1967) — Editor — 27 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1972 (1972) — Editor — 27 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1964 (1964) — Editor — 25 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1973 (1973) — Editor — 23 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1970 (1970) — Editor — 22 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1969 (1969) — Editor — 21 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1971 (1971) — Editor — 21 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1963 (1963) — Editor — 19 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1944 (1944) — Editor — 18 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1956 (1956) — Editor — 17 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1965 (1965) — Editor — 17 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1966 (1966) — Editor — 17 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1977 (1977) — Editor — 16 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1975 (1975) — Editor — 15 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1953 (1953) — Editor — 15 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1976 (1976) — Editor — 14 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1959 (1959) — Editor — 13 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1955 (1955) — Editor — 13 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1974 (1974) — Editor — 12 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1945 (1945) — Editor — 12 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1943 (1943) — Editor — 11 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1962 (1962) — Editor — 11 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1960 (1960) — Editor — 11 exemplares
The best of the Best American short stories, 1915-1950 (1975) — Editor — 10 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1961 (1961) — Editor — 10 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1946 (1946) — Editor — 8 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1957 (1957) — Editor — 7 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1947 (1947) — Editor — 7 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1949 (1949) — Editor — 7 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1951 (1951) — Editor — 6 exemplares
The Flying Yorkshireman, [and other] novellas (1937) — Editor — 6 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1952 (1952) — Editor — 5 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1948 (1948) — Editor — 5 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1958 (1958) — Editor — 5 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1942 (1942) — Editor — 4 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1954 (1954) — Editor — 4 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1950 (1950) — Editor — 3 exemplares
Story, Winter 2000 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Twenty Grand Short Stories (1967) — Contribuidor — 160 exemplares
50 Best American Short Stories 1915-1939 (1939) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
The Seas of God: Great Stories of the Human Spirit (1944) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
A Treasury of Doctor Stories (1946) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Modern Short Stories — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
The Avon Annual: 18 Great Story of Today (1944) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
America through the short story — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Local de falecimento
Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
Locais de residência
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
Boston Girls' Latin School
Boston University
Burnett, Whit (husband)
Story Magazine
Nota de desambiguação
All the Best American Short Stories 19XX are combined with the Best American Short Stories; The Yearbook of American Short Stories 19xx of the same year, because it seems that all those Best American Short Stories volumes include that yearbook. It's simply a question of whether it's been included in the work title or not. Hope that's clear.



Going by what's found in this collection, the late 1950s was certainly a fertile time for American fiction. This excellent volume includes stories by Nelson Algren, Gina Berriault, Evan S. Connell, Jr., William Eastlake, Flannery O'Connor ("Greenleaf"), and Tillie Olson, to name the more famous authors.

Of the writers who were new to me, the highlights were "Man's Courage" about a Black officer at an Army training camp in the South, by Wyatt Blasingame, "Run, Run Away, Brother," about a man thinking back ruefully about his boyhood treatment of his brother, who has died in World War 2, by John Campbell Smith, "Saturday is a Poor Man's Sport," a story about sadness and loneliness (but still somehow beautiful) in a boarding house, by Henrietta Wiegel, and a quiet lovely story, again about brothers, called "Escape to the City," by Gordon Woodward.… (mais)
rocketjk | Jan 23, 2023 |
some really good, some I didn't like at all.
mahallett | Sep 12, 2020 |
This remains one of my favorite short story collections. Martha Foley has collected a variegated batch of short stories from authors famous and not-so, creating a mosaic of American life. The range of styles and subjects keep things fresh from story to story, and this collection shows Foley's strengths and entertains at the same time.
knitcrazybooknut | Dec 4, 2008 |
A fiftieth anniversary collection of the annual selections of best short story from The Best American Short Stories. Authors in this collection represent a Who's Who of American finest fiction writers.
pdeane | Apr 5, 2006 |


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