Book Show Edition. BUT here I got a chance to read writer's I've long heard so much about but hadn't really read - like Joyce Carol Oates (ridonculous, time-less story in here, Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?, about a pretty girl who gets lots of attention but it eventually gets her in a jam), and F. Scott Fitzgerald, because really I'd long been in the camp who'd read Gatsby and nothing else of his. From tales inspired by ancient mythology to honest stories of motherhood, these works are hard to forget. From Flannery O' Connor we get "Greenleaf", a questionable and surely non-representative selection; from Hemingway "The Killers", probably among the lesser third from. Sarah Curry's "The Rickies" (from Nimrod International Journal), is a brutal testament to survival told in a collective voice brewing with righteous anger. This is a timeless list of 20 thrilling Star Trek episodes that delight, excite, and entertain, all the while exploring the deepest aspects of the human condition and questioning our place in the universe. Meet our team of editors and reviewers, For customer service or with your feedback, Let us help you reach audiobook listeners. I really appreciated the few light stories that really made me laugh...especially "The Golden Honeymoon" by Ring Lardner and "Here We Are" by Dorothy Parker. They were fairly evenly spread through the decades and included all the greats like Faulkner, Hemingway, Nabokov, Cather,Saroyan, E.B. What could be better reading material for someone with a head cold, mild general malaise, and the attention span of a five-year-old? Now THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES OF THE CENTURY brings together the best of the best - fifty-five extraord. This book has lived on my bedside table for years. (My mom, of course, finished first!) This book has been my occasional bedtime reading material since the middle of September (OK, there was a while when I wasn’t reading before going to sleep). SHARE. These stories all share a sense of necessity and urgency, and the reader trying to sense a steady voice in this PEN anthology (still very young compared with the Pushcart Prize, OHenry, and "Best American" series) will find it in the care displayed by each of the teditors that introduces their story choice. I eagerly await each yearly edition of the Best American Short Stories, so this volume was a special treat for me. © 1999-2020 PopMatters.com. Hundreds of his stories, reviews, and poems have appeared in The New Yorker since the 1950s. I can't resist listing a few that I enjoyed most: I would be hard-pressed to say anything negative about a collection of short stories selected by John Updike. Now THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES OF THE CENTURY brings together the best of the best - fifty-five extraordinary stories that represent a century's worth of unsurpassed accomplishments in this quintessentially American literary genre. This is a truly amazing collection! White, Tennessee Williams,Flannery O'Connor, Philip Roth, Joyce Carol Oates, and, of course, Updike himself.