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The Short Story According to Joyce Carol Oates and Edgar Allan Poe

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I’m teaching a course in “Contemporary American Short Stories” this spring, and, in effort to understand what makes a good short story from the ground up, I’ve been reading quite a lot written by writers who are acknowledged masters of … Read more »

Waiting for the Muse

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The short story writer Deborah Eisenberg (age 65) just won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, a well deserved prize. Her response is interesting for the mortals among us. “Writing is a struggle for me, and when I am unable to … Read more »

Ras: Best Stories of 2010

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In what’s becoming an annual tradition here at 317am, I’d like to point you toward the 10 best stories of the year, free of charge. Of course, this list results from a highly subjective filter – my own opinions subject … Read more »