The Oxford Book of American Short Stories

The Oxford Book of American Short Stories

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In The Oxford Book of American Short Stories, Joyce Carol Oates offers a sweeping survey of American short fiction, in a collection of fifty-nine tales that combines classic works with many 'different, unexpected gems', and that invites readers to explore a wealth of important pieces by women and minority writers. The collection ranges from time-honoured works by Irving, Poe, and Hemingway, to modern classics by authors such as Bharati Mukherjee, Amy Tan, Alice Adams, David Leavitt, Bobbie Ann Mason, and Tim O' more

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  • Paperback | 782 pages
  • 138 x 210 x 40mm | 884.5g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0195092627
  • 9780195092622
  • 96,866

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About Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates is one of America's pre-eminent writers. Since 1978 she has been on the faculty of Princton University and is co-editor of the Ontario more

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