The Best American Short Stories 1996 by John Edgar Wideman

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A collection of short stories selected from national magazines and small literary journals features the work of authors such as Robert Olen Butler, Alice Adams, Rick Bass, Mary Gordon, Joyce Carol Oates, and Lynn Sharon Schwartz.
 

About John Edgar Wideman

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Writer John Edgar Wideman was born in Washington, D. C., on June 14, 1941. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, studied at Oxford University, and was the second African American to become a Rhodes Scholar. He taught at the University of Pennsylvania and eventually founded and chaired the African American studies department. He also taught at the University of Wyoming and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Wideman is the author of more than a dozen books. Sent for You Yesterday won a PEN/Faulkner Award in 1984, and Philadelphia Fire received one a decade later. Fatheralong was a finalist for the National Book Award (1994) and Brothers and Keepers was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award (1995). Katrina Kenison has been the series editor of The Best American Short Stories since 1990. She currently resides in Massachusetts.
 
Published November 6, 1996 by Houghton Mifflin. 363 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Stories by Robert Olen Butler and Susan Perabe have already appeared in Best Stories from the South, and Junot D¡az's "Ysrael" is in his much-noted debut collection, Drown (p.

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While some installments of this annual anthology could more accurately be titled The Best Short Stories Published by the New Yorker,"" many of this year's selections are culled from more obscure literary magazines, with a number of new voices standing alongside series regulars such as Joyce Carol...

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