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The Granta Book Of The American Long Story

by Richard Ford

The Granta Book Of The American Long Story Synopsis

Since Richard Ford's highly praised The Granta Book of the American Short Story was originally published in 1992, it has become one of the most cited and respected collections available. Now Ford brings together eleven of the finest American examples of a less recognised and more indeterminate literary form called the novella, otherwise known as the long story. Drawing from each decade since the 1940s, Ford selects long stories by Edwidge Danticat, Stanley Elkin, Ernest J. Gaines, Barry Hannah, Joyce Carol Oates, Cynthia Ozick, Philip Roth, Jane Smiley, William Styron, Peter Taylor and Eudora Welty. This deliciously eclectic collection provides a powerful introduction to an often overlooked art form and promises to delight all lovers of American fiction.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781862072770
Publication date: 14th June 1999
Author: Richard Ford
Publisher: Granta Books
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 720 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Anthologies (non-poetry), Short stories,

About Richard Ford

Richard Ford was born in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1944. He is the author of three collections of short stories, Rock Springs, Women Without Men and A Multitude of Sins, and six novels, A Piece of My Heart, The Ultimate Good Luck, Wildlife, The Sportswriter, Independence Day (which won the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner award in 1996) and The Lay of the Land. He is the editor of The Granta Book of the American Short Story and The Granta Book of the American Long Story.

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