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Richard Ford

The Granta Book of the American Long Story

The Granta Book of the American Long Story

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This is the second anthology Richard Ford, the 1996 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has edited for Granta, the best-selling literary magazine published in the UK and America.

His previous anthology, The Granta Book of the American Short Story, has sold over 60,000 copies. It was published to great acclaim in 1992 and has become the most cited and authoritative collection of short stories on both sides of the Atlantic.

In this new volume -- one that surely will become a companion volume to the short-story collection -- Richard Ford brings together ten of the finest American examples of a much less well-known and indeterminate literary, otherwise known as the novella. Ford has selected at least one long story from each decade since the forties and has included examples by such well-known literary figures as Phillip Roth, Jane Smiley, and Eudora Welty, among others.

He has also included a story by the young writer Edwidge Danticat, named one of America's best young novelists by Granta magazine. Ford has written a long introduction explaining why he calls these long stories rather than novellas; this introduction will almost certainly be used in the classroom.

To our knowledge, this is the only large collection of novellas available in the English language. The timespan for the selection of the novellas begins with 1940 and runs to the present.

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