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Shannon Ravenel

Autor(a) de The Best American Short Stories 1990

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About the Author

Shannon Ravenel, a native of Charleston, South Carolina, was series editor of The Best American Short Stories for fourteen years. She inaugurated the New Stories from the South series in 1986. She serves as Director of Shannon Ravenel Books, an Algonquin imprint, and lives in Chapel Hill, North mostrar mais Carolina mostrar menos


Obras por Shannon Ravenel

The Best American Short Stories 1990 (1990) — Series Editor — 221 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1989 (1989) — Series Editor — 190 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories of the 80s (1990) — Editor — 164 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1988 (1988) — Series editor — 160 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1987 (1987) — Series Editor — 129 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1984 (1984) — Series editor — 105 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1986 (1986) — Series editor — 97 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1983 (1983) — Series Editor — 73 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1985 (1985) — Series editor — 61 exemplares
New Stories from the South 2000: The Year's Best (2000) — Editor — 53 exemplares
Best of the South: From Ten Years of New Stories from the South (1996) — Series Editor — 49 exemplares
New Stories from the South 2001: The Year's Best (2001) — Editor — 46 exemplares
New Stories from the South 1998: The Year's Best (1998) — Editor — 39 exemplares
New Stories from the South 1999: The Year's Best (1999) — Editor — 37 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1981 (1981) — Series Editor — 34 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1980 (1980) — Series editor — 34 exemplares
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1997 (1997) — Editor — 34 exemplares
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1995 (1995) — Editor — 34 exemplares
New Stories from the South 2003: The Year's Best (2003) — Editor — 33 exemplares
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1996 (1996) — Editor — 33 exemplares
New Stories from the South 2004: The Year's Best (2004) — Editor — 33 exemplares
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1991 (1991) — Editor — 32 exemplares
New Stories from the South 2002: The Year's Best (2002) — Editor — 31 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1982 (1982) — Series Editor — 29 exemplares
New Stories from the South 2005: The Year's Best (2005) — Editor — 28 exemplares
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1993 (1993) — Editor — 26 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1979 (1979) — Series editor — 25 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1978 (1978) — Series editor — 25 exemplares
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1992 (1992) — Editor — 22 exemplares
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1994 (1994) — Editor — 19 exemplares
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1990 (1990) — Editor — 18 exemplares
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1989 (1989) — Editor & Preface — 14 exemplares
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1987 (1987) — Editor — 14 exemplares
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1986 (1986) — Editor — 12 exemplares
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1988 (1988) — Editor — 6 exemplares

Associated Works

A Miracle of Catfish: A Novel in Progress (2007) — Editor, algumas edições155 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



Technically, it took me twelve years to finish this excellent collection of short stories as I bought the book in 2005. I was taking a weeklong workshop at the Iowa Writer’s Festival that year and the instructor, Mary Helen Stefaniak had included in the syllabus the opening story in the collection, “A Note to Biographers Regarding Famous Author Flannery O’Connor” written, coincidentally, by Mary Helen Stefaniak. It’s a great story and an excellent introduction to the collection.

Despite good intentions, the book remained on my shelf for the next dozen years until I rediscovered it during a bookshelf reorganizing project. Twenty compelling stories from a diverse collection of authors including Chris Offutt (“The Best Friend”), Robert Olen Butler (“Heavy Metal”), William Gay (“My Hand is Just Fine Where it Is”), Allan Garganus (“He’s at the Office”) , Tony Earley (“Just Married”) and Margo Rabb (“How to Write a Story”).

I am a big fan of William Gay and Tony Early and would highly recommended any of their stories or novels, but if I had to pick a favorite from this collection it would have to be Margo Rabb’s “How to Write a Story,” – a tragicomic tale of an aspiring young writer trying to make sense of her life situation while navigating the rough waters of a prestigious MFA program.

But maybe it’s my favorite because it’s the last story I read. I might have to go back and read Mary Helen’s story again.

Highly recommended.
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LenJoy | Mar 14, 2021 |
I didn't care for this issue of Best American Short Stories as much as I have most of the issues I've read, which surprised me because the series editor is Margaret Atwood who I really like. My favorite stories in this collection include "Kubuku Rides (This Is It)" by Larry Brown, "White Angel" by Michael Cunningham and "The Management of Grief" by Bharati Mukherjee.
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juli1357 | Jan 3, 2011 |


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