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The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000) — Series Editor — 1,560 exemplares
Leaving Cold Sassy (1992) 803 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2005 (2005) — Series Editor — 697 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2004 (2004) — Series Editor — 556 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2006 (2006) — Series Editor — 549 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2001 (2001) — Series Editor — 544 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2003 (2003) — Series Editor — 468 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2002 (2002) — Series Editor — 463 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1999 (1999) — Series Editor — 450 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1998 (1998) — Series Editor — 405 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2000 (2000) — Series Editor — 393 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1997 (1997) — Series Editor — 353 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1995 (1995) — Series Editor — 302 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1993 (1993) — Series editor — 276 exemplares


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Deeply felt and beautifully written. For midlife! Which is where I am! Though sans kids, without the empty nest. Still, with lessons to teach.
fmclellan | 7 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2024 |
I liked it. It's a shame that it wasn't finished before the author passed away. :/
DKnight0918 | 14 outras críticas | Dec 23, 2023 |
An Anthology of contemporary literary short stories is bound to offer variety in quality if nothing else, which is undoubtedly true in Best American Short Stories of 1993. As with so much acclaimed literary writing, the mood of most of the pieces is gloomy, the emphasis is on character and imaginative word usage, and plot and plot movement are secondary or tertiary considerations. Variety in quality and head-scratching inclusions are also guaranteed. That’s certainly the case here.

Some selections, such as John Updike’s Playing With Dynamite, reflect a reverence for Updike and a bias for the New Yorker. This gloomy, meandering mess in search of a story could easily be included in an anthology of the worst stories of the year. I’m unsure what Alice Munro’s “A Real Life” is about. The Girl on the Plane by Mary Gaitskill tells a sad story of two troubled people trapped side-by-side on an airplane. Both seem more like literary concoctions rather than genuine people. The story could have been told more clearly without all the shifts in time and point of view.

On the other hand, “Silent Passengers” by Larry Woiwode presents a gripping story with a sense of impending doom hanging over it, then throws readers a curve ball and ends on an uplifting note. His rapid shifts, often mid-paragraph, between events occurring in the present and past are skillfully done. Readers need to be alert to stay in sync with the story. Allowing your attention to stray will lead to confusion, but the shifts are accessible to the attentive reader.

In the annual “Best Books” universe, I would rate this collection as mediocre.
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Tatoosh | 2 outras críticas | Dec 15, 2023 |
My favorite stories: Tattooizm and Refresh, Refresh. I got back to the States a couple of months ago after two years in Eastern Europe and its this kind of stuff that I was craving to read, observational stories about the state of modern America.
jonbrammer | 6 outras críticas | Jul 1, 2023 |



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