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Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by chorse123, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Senior member

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    Here you go: Esquire has been publishing short stories from what we now consider literary giants since 1933. This book collects short fiction from their inception to somewhere near the present. You've got classics from Hemingway and Fitzgerald to cutting edge authors like David Foster Wallace. Antistory <--- this book changed the way I look at fiction. I stumbled upon it at age 16 and I've passed it along to friends, and have had to fight to get it back. I am amazed it is available, actually. After you are done this you will want to read more Barthelme, I reckon.
     
  2. Spatlese

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    ^ The esquire compilation is a good recommendation.
     
  3. nootje

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    Something written about the nag hammadi scrolls...Just bought a version of the I tjing, so that will be next..
     
  4. jimbo123

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    Here you go:

    Esquire has been publishing short stories from what we now consider literary giants since 1933. This book collects short fiction from their inception to somewhere near the present. You've got classics from Hemingway and Fitzgerald to cutting edge authors like David Foster Wallace.

    Antistory <--- this book changed the way I look at fiction. I stumbled upon it at age 16 and I've passed it along to friends, and have had to fight to get it back. I am amazed it is available, actually. After you are done this you will want to read more Barthelme, I reckon.

    thanks very much. Reviews look good I'll probably order next week.
     
  5. jhao

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    El Genio de Alejandro Magno by Nicholas Hammond
     
  6. Pennglock

    Pennglock Senior member

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    Can anyone recommend me a book with a collection of short stories.

    I don't have a particular preference but I like compelling or inspiring material. No dirty books please!


    I would recommend Andre Dubus, Hemmingway, or Flannery O'Connor. American short story writing at its best.
     
  7. jpeirpont

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    Can anyone recommend me a book with a collection of short stories.

    I don't have a particular preference but I like compelling or inspiring material. No dirty books please!


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  8. oDD_LotS

    oDD_LotS Senior member

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    I received several new books for Christmas, so in addition to the books I was working on in my last post (most I left back at my house when I came to visit family this week), I'm also working through:

    Garnishing: A Feast for Your Eyes &amp;
    Emily Post's The Etiquette Advantage in Business by Peggy and Peter Post

    Nothing heavy, but certainly interesting material. I've got a few more in my room waiting to join the &quot;to read&quot; pile, including 3 or 4 books on typography, Two Paths to One God, and a couple of cook books.
     
  9. johnapril

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    Can anyone recommend me a book with a collection of short stories.

    I don't have a particular preference but I like compelling or inspiring material. No dirty books please!

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
     
  10. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Senior member

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    Last night with a B&N giftcard I picked up The Making of a Chef by Michael Ruhlman. I really like Ruhlman's writing style. It's also pretty cool to see the similarities between his schooling and what he thought of it and what I'm going through right now. Good stuff. I also got his second book in the series The Soul of a Chef and plan on picking up his newest, The Reach of a Chef. Great stuff.

    Still working through Rand, and recently found an old, old copy of The Runner's Handbook which was basically my Bible when I was in high school. It's interesting to skim through it again.
     
  11. milosz

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    starting Seven Days in the Art World
     
  12. limping_decorum

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    ordered four books by ross macdonald.... the underground man the moving target sleeping beauty the zebra striped hearse after those...four more books left of his to read.
     
  13. likeitaloud

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    Almost done; I recommend it to anyone, I think very few people would not find this interesting and useful.
     
  14. Joe E Taleo

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    Can anyone recommend me a book with a collection of short stories.

    I don't have a particular preference but I like compelling or inspiring material. No dirty books please!


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    Rainbow Stories was particularly important to me, I think in the same way Antistory was important to DDML.
     
  15. mert54

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    A Clockwork Orange for the first time.
    A book ab out Klezmer music, which I don't intend to finish, but it is fun to read
     
  16. samurai

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    Can anyone recommend me a book with a collection of short stories.

    I don't have a particular preference but I like compelling or inspiring material. No dirty books please!


    Jeffrey Archer writes good short stories. Try "A Quiver Full Of Arrows."
     
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    Fried Chicken: An American Story, by John T. Edge
     
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    German dictionary
     

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