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The best short stories should haunt you for days and weeks. They are linked by a unity of place — the fenlands of Norfolk and Cambridge — and by precise, elegant prose that elevates everyday occurrences into small, perfectly rendered pieces of art. Possibly the most economical short story writer in this list, Carver, with his precise, punchy prose, conveys in a few words what many novelists take several pages to elucidate. Adichie had written two novels set in her native Nigeria before this collection. It shifts her gaze to the US in 12 stories that explore the experiences of husbands and wives, parents and children, immigrants and permanent residents. The title story delves into the loneliness suffered by a Nigerian girl who moves to an America far removed from her imaginings.
Hello, Login. Visit Our Stores. Sometimes that discomfort comes from having your worldview tested May is Short Story Month, and last year at this time we put together a list, boldly named The Short List, of our favorite short stories. Since we're so enamored with compact prose, we decided to make The Short List an annual tradition.
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VEDA Day 11 - Favorite Short Story Collections
Year-end lists are always subjective and incomplete, but they are especially tricky for books. A dedicated film critic can watch every wide release film and a theater critic can go to most every play, but the book critic is faced with an insurmountable mountain of books each year. On Tuesday, we published our 25 Best Novels of Today, we are publishing our 25 favorite story collections. To get the list, I asked sixteen Electric Literature contributors and friends to pick their favorite collection published in to write about, and then asked them to send me a short list of other collections they loved. Our list also includes two collections of prose poems and one collection of comic stories. Man V.
Each year, Electric Literature polls our staff and regular contributors to pick our favorite books of the year. For fairness sake, books by Electric Literature staff were disqualified although we encourage you to check out Book Review editor of electricliterature. Otherwise, there were no restrictions, and the resulting list of nominated books was long and eclectic. Here is our list of the top 18 short story collections of in no particular order. These 18 dazzling collections span genres, styles, and countries. Recent pieces on Berlin and reviews of A Manual for Cleaning Women have described her work as joyful, careworn, dark, bright, funny, sad, vivid, droll, sincere, bawdy, offbeat, fierce, gritty, unfailingly feminine, wickedly wise, emotionally raw, and my favorite spiky.