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Why I like this story
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Published
Rochester, New York : Camden House, 2019.
Status
Cherrydale New Nonfiction
028.9 WHYIL
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Cherrydale New Nonfiction
028.9 WHYIL
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Mar 4, 2020
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Book
Physical Desc
xiv, 347 pages ; 23 cm.
Street Date
1907.
Language
English
ISBN
9781640140585, 1640140581

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Includes bibliographical references.
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"On the assumption that John Updike was correct when he asserted, in a 1978 letter to Joyce Carol Oates, that "Nobody can read like a writer," Why I Like This Story presents brief essays by forty-eight leading American writers on their favorite American short stories, explaining why they like them. The essays, which are personal, not scholarly, not only tell us much about the story selected, they also tell us a good deal about the author of the essay, about what elements of fiction he or she values. Among the writers whose stories are discussed are such American masters as James, Melville, Hemingway, O'Connor, Fitzgerald, Porter, Carver, Wright, Updike, Bellow, Salinger, Kincaid, Malamud, and Welty; but the book also includes pieces on stories by well-known practitioners such as Andre Dubus, Ellen Glasgow, Kay Boyle, Delmore Schwartz, George Garrett, Elizabeth Tallent, William Goyen, Jerome Weidman, Peter Matthiessen, Grace Paley, and William H. Gass, and relative newcomers such as Lorrie Moore, Kirstin Valdez Quade, Phil Klay, Viet Thanh Nguyen, and Edward P. Jones.Why I Like This Story will send readers to the library or bookstore to read or re-read the stories selected. Among the contributors to the book are Julia Alvarez, Andrea Barrett, Richard Bausch, Ann Beattie, Andre Dubus, George Garrett, William H. Gass, Julia Glass, Doris Grumbach, Jane Hamilton, Jill McCorkle, Alice McDermott, Clarence Major, Howard Norman, Annie Proulx, Joan Silber, Elizabeth Spencer, and Mako Yoshikawa." --,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Bryer, J. R. (2019). Why I like this story. Rochester, New York: Camden House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Bryer, Jackson R.. 2019. Why I Like This Story. Rochester, New York: Camden House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Bryer, Jackson R., Why I Like This Story. Rochester, New York: Camden House, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Bryer, Jackson R.. Why I Like This Story. Rochester, New York: Camden House, 2019. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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