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So the Story Goes : Twenty-Five Years of the Johns Hopkins Short Fiction Series (Hardcover)

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Since its founding in 1979, the Johns Hopkins Poetry and Fiction series has published forty volumes of short fiction, beginning with Guy Davenport's acclaimedDa Vinci's Bicycle. The series was launched with two guiding principles: to publish works of short fiction exhibiting formal excellence and strong emotional appeal and to publish writers at all stages of their careers.

So the Story Goes gathers the best short fiction of the series, works exhibiting wit, elegance, and wisdom. Writing about a wide variety of subjects and in a multitude of styles, the twenty writers collected here share a mastery of language and an extraordinary ability to entertain.

Ellen Akins from World Like a Knife, "Her Book"Steve Barthelme from And He Tells the Little Horse the Whole Story, "Zorro"Glenn Blake from Drowned Moon, "Marsh"Jennifer Finney Boylan fromRemind Me to Murder You Later, "Thirty-six Miracles of Lyndon Johnson"Richard Burgin fromFear of Blue Skies, "Bodysurfing"Avery Chenoweth from Wingtips, "Powerman"Guy Davenport fromDa Vinci's Bicycle, "A Field of Snow on a Slope of the Rosenberg"Tristan Davies fromCake, "Counterfactuals"Stephen Dixon from Time to Go, "Time to Go"Judith Grossman fromHow Aliens Think, "Rovera"Josephine Jacobsen from What Goes without Saying, "On the Island"Greg Johnson fromI Am Dangerous, "Hemingway's Cats"Jerry Klinkowitz from Basepaths, "Basepaths"Michael Martone fromSafety Patrol, "Safety Patrol"Jack Matthews from Crazy Women, "Haunted by Name Our Ignorant Lips"Jean McGarry fromDream Date, "The Last Time"Robert Nichols from In the Air, "Six Ways of Looking at Farming"Joe Ashby Porter fromLithuania, "West Baltimore"Frances Sherwood from Everything You've Heard Is True, "History"Robley Wilson fromThe Book of Lost Fathers, "Hard Times"


Publisher Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780801881770
SKU 39982116
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0801881773
Release Date 8/13/2012
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0303
Publisher Johns Hopkins University Press
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