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Author: Padgett Powell,Shannon Ravenel
ISBN: 1565122194
Language: English
Pages: 299 pages
Category: History & Criticism
Publisher: Algonquin Books; 1998 ed. edition (September 1, 1998)
Rating: 4.6
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In his preface, Padgett Powell attempts to pin down the source, if not the overriding theme, of what is called Southern literature. Series: New Stories from the South (Book 98). Paperback: 299 pages.

In his preface, Padgett Powell attempts to pin down the source, if not the overriding theme, of what is called Southern literature. Whether the anthologized stories prove his thesis correct will be left to the reader, but the volume demonstrates the difficulty in defining a body of work that seems to have nothing but geography in common.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking New Stories from the South 1998: The Year's Best as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. And just as his preface will make you rethink what that term means, so will the nineteen stories forming the collection this year. Culled from journals and magazines across the country, Shannoln Ravenel's choices illustrate the ongoing evolution of literature from and about the South.

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In its 12th year of annual publication, this collection of 19 stories, selected by. .

The steamy weather of the South dampens hundreds of these pages (making the snowstorm in Stephen Dixon's delightful ""The Poet"" a refreshing departure), yet the sun doesn't brighten many of the lives told in the generally fine prose gathered here. Like an intersting tour, however, there are a few local curiosities. have been whipped, and whipped good.

New Stories from the South is an annual compilation of short stories published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill and billed as the year's best stories written by Southern writers or about the Southern United States

New Stories from the South is an annual compilation of short stories published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill and billed as the year's best stories written by Southern writers or about the Southern United States.

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Best of the South: From Ten Years of New Stories from the South. Selected and introduced by Anne Tyler. Talk radio by Scott Ely. New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1999. Martha Jean by Leon V. Driskell. After moore by Mary Hood. Where pelham fell by Bob Shacochis. Heart by Marly Swick. Birdland by Michael Knight. Fla. boys by Heather Sellers. Lunch at the Piccadilly by Clyde Edgerton. Those deep elm Brown's ferry blues by William Gay. This year's contributors include well-established writers such as Mark Richard, Stephen Dixon, and Tim Gautreaux, in addition to original new voices carving out their own niches in ways that bode well for the future of Southern literature. Padgett Powell's preface answers, on its own terms, the question "What Southern Literature I.

The year's best southern stories are as diverse as their writers, some of whom are well-known and widely published while others are brand-new and just .

The year's best southern stories are as diverse as their writers, some of whom are well-known and widely published while others are brand-new and just getting started. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

THE ONLY ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY SHOWCASING THE BEST SHORT FICTION WRITTEN IN AND ABOUT THE SOUTH. With a preface by Padgett Powell. The thirteenth edition of NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH proves that literature from and about the South continues to evolve. Whether it's a surreal meditation by a man on night watch in contact with everything from space aliens to a charming Southern belle, or how life looks to two stock boys in a grocery store, or the stories hidden within the covert language of an art book, or the intricate jealousies that both cement and divide two couples, this newest collection of nineteen stories is proof positive that the literature of the South refuses to be pigeonholed. This year's contributors include well-established writers such as Mark Richard, Stephen Dixon, and Tim Gautreaux, in addition to original new voices carving out their own niches in ways that bode well for the future of Southern literature. Padgett Powell's preface answers, on its own terms, the question "What Southern Literature Is." And each selection includes the story behind the story, giving readers a window into the mind of the writer. We continue to include an updated list of magazines consulted by the editor, along with a complete list of all the stories selected each year since the inception of the series in 1986. The 1998 edition features the following standout writers: Josh Russell, Wendy Brenner, John Holman, Tim Gautreaux, Mark Richard, Enid Shomer, Sara Powers, Molly Best Tinsley, Frederick Barthelme, Tony Earley, Padgett Powell, Nancy Richard, Michael Gills, George Singleton, Annette Sanford, Stephen Marion, Jennifer Moses, Scott Ely, Stephen Dixon. "Ravenel has shown a canny ability to spot emerging talent . . . and time and again has included stories by writers before their novels widened their fame."--The Anniston Star; "For readers who love short stories, finding one really good one is a pleasure. NEW STORIES is full of them."--St. Petersburg Times.