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The Eloquent Short Story
An Anthology of Narrative Forms

Lucy Rosenthal (Editor)

This concise anthology gathers twenty-four short stories that show the richness and vitality of the form. Each engaging, accessible story represents one of the many modes of storytelling now in our literature. Here are short stories in the guise of memoir or confession; written as a letter, a fable, a report; or accomplishing what we usually expect of a novel, an essay, a character study, a poem.

A uniquely contemporary collection, yet with an eye on tradition, the book includes long-revered as well as more recently heralded masters, including Margaret Atwood, Ann Beattie, Robert Olen Butler, Truman Capote, Raymond Carver, Junot Díaz, Louise Erdrich, Ian Frazier, Randall Kenan, Jhumpa Lahiri, Rick Moody, Lorrie Moore, Alice Munro, Tim O'Brien, ZZ Packer, Alice Walker, Eudora Welty, Joy Williams, and Richard Yates.

Paperback / $14.95 (Can $16.50) / ISBN 978-0-89255-292-4 / 256 pages / Fiction Anthology