The Granta Book of the American Short Story by Richard Ford

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This selection from the best works of American short fiction published in the last fifty years is fast becoming one of the most important anthologies of contemporary writing. The collection begins in the 1940s with Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty, and Paul Bowles, and ends in the 1990s with some of the most affecting stories written today, including work by Raymond Carver, John Updike, Tobias Wolff, and Jamaica Kincaid.

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He was born in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1944 & grew up there & in Little Rock, Arkansas. He graduated from Michigan State University & received an M. F. A. in 1970 from the University of California at Irvine. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts & American Academy of Arts & Letters Award for Literature. He was also given the 1994 Rea Award. In 2001 he was awarded the PEN/Malamud prize. In 2012 he made The New York Times Best Seller List for his title Canada.
Published April 26, 2011 by Grove Press, Granta. 736 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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stories that by their brilliance have seemed to sanction the entire endeavor of being a writer.'' A story can be almost anything in his book, and his notion of an American ``allows an American to be anyone who persuasively claims to be one.'' Ford's liberal aesthetic sweeps us from (to name a ver...

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