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Book Title: The Best American Short Stories 1984|
The author of the book: John Updike
ISBN 13: 9780395354131
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 4.33 MB
Edition: Houghton Mifflin
Date of issue: October 15th 1984
Read full description of the books The Best American Short Stories 1984:I’m letting out a deep sigh I as write this closing for “The Best American Short Stories 1984”.
I had such high hopes for myself when I started this anthology. I felt that I would attack it and read through it with all the gusto as say…the John Gardner edited anthology.
Perhaps I didn’t want to finish this collection. Honestly, the stories collected here by Updike were outstanding. Collected, I think I have enjoyed them the most of all the BASS I have read to this date.
Of course, I did wonderful job of throwing obstacles up in front of my progress.
I read Ian Frazier’s rather large book - “Travels in Siberia” (absolutely wonderful). And reading this book pushed me into my Russian phase which caused me to start this new blog -
I’ve spent a good amount of time reading and writing about Tolstoy’s “Resurrection” as my first selection for that journal.
So, in closing, here is the breakdown for BASS 1984
It took -
2 months 29 days
12 weeks six days
64 week days
Which works out to
One story every 4.5 days.
Gender profile of the anthology - 12 men and 8 women.
Stories from representing certain magazines more than once. - 5 from The New Yorker, 2 from The Georgia review, 2 from The Greensboro Review.
Goodbye John Updike and thanks for some great reads.
Now…1985 is approaching quickly!
Read information about the authorJohn Hoyer Updike was an American writer. Updike's most famous work is his Rabbit series (Rabbit, Run; Rabbit Redux; Rabbit Is Rich; Rabbit At Rest; and Rabbit Remembered). Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest both won Pulitzer Prizes for Updike. Describing his subject as "the American small town, Protestant middle class," Updike is well known for his careful craftsmanship and prolific writing, having published 22 novels and more than a dozen short story collections as well as poetry, literary criticism and children's books. Hundreds of his stories, reviews, and poems have appeared in The New Yorker since the 1950s. His works often explore sex, faith, and death, and their inter-relationships.
He died of lung cancer at age 76.
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