Prize Stories 1998 by Larry Dark
(Pen / O. Henry Prize Stories)

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Established in 1918 as a memorial to O. Henry, this annual literary tradition has presented a remarkable offering of stories over its seventy-seven-year history. O. Henry first-prize winners have included Dorothy Parker, William Faulkner, Truman Capote, John Cheever, John Updike, and Cynthia Ozick, as well as some lesser-known writers such as Alison Baker and Cornelia Nixon. Many talented writers who were unknown when first chosen for an O. Henry Award later went on to become seminal voices of contemporary American fiction. Representative of the very best in contemporary American fiction, these are varied, full-bodied fictional creations brimming with life--proof of the continuing strength and variety of the American short story.
 

About Larry Dark

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Larry Dark is the editor of four other anthologies: Literary Outtakes, The Literary Ghost, The Literary Lover, and The Literary Traveler. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey.
 
Published September 15, 1998 by Anchor. 468 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This latest installment of the venerable O. Henry winners, edited by old-hand critic Dark (Prize Stories 1997, etc.), provides some pleasures amid few surprises.

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Several backwoods pieces--Rick Bass's ""The Myth of Bears"" (Yukon trappers) and Annie Proulx's ""Brokeback Mountain"" (Wyoming ranchers)--manage to resuscitate old-fashioned realism with local color, but the best is Louise Erdrich's ""Satan: Hijacker of a Planet,"" a taut, extraordinarily eerie ...

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For this year’s collection—short fiction’s version of the All-Star Team—editor Dark has reduced the number of stories from twenty to seventeen in order to include three lengthier pieces.

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The 78th volume in the series (the second edited by Dark), this year's O. Henry collection is full of powerful performances, from the furiously ironic Lorrie Moore tale that opens the volume (the firs

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