Start by marking “Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short Stories” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Poet's husband / M. Giles Cough / Harry Humes FLASH FICTION/SUDDEN FICTION/SHORT-SHORT FICTION ANTHOLOGIES,COLLECTIONS, AND ANALYSIS/ INSTRUCTION BOOKS. Very few seem to be fully realized and optimal at their present length. Many of them didn't seem like stories at all: just random scenes that go nowhere. ]: Alpers, Hans Joachim; Fuchs, Werner und eine große Auswahl ähnlicher Bücher, Kunst und Sammlerstücke erhältlich auf ZVAB.com. "An Anthology Of Sudden Fiction," a new painting exhibit by Left Bank Books founder Barry Leibman, debuts Oct. 4 and runs through Oct. 26 at the Hoffman LaChance Contemporary, 2713 It is! We’d love your help. Coming Soon!!! If I don't feel I get that then I don't enjoy the piece very much. Following on the success of the Flash Fiction and Sudden Fiction series, Robert Shapard and James Thomas join with Ray Gonzalez in selecting works that each present a complete story in less than 1,500 words. ), Much like Flash Fiction Forward, there are many brilliant entries within this anthology, but there are also those whose mediocre quality prevent me from giving this a perfect score. Anthologies of fictional works by multiple authors. 12-12-2020 - 1 new. It's a fine teaching tool, a good gift, it's Around - the - world - in - Sixty - Stories, with many surprises, new friends, old friends, almost every stop a brief wonder in itself.' Helpful book! As the title indicates, "Sudden Fiction" is a collection of 60 different short stories. Some of these I liked, but some I didn't care for so much. I bought this book in college for a lit class, which only required us to read one of these short stories, and never got around to reading the rest. But damn, some of them really hit. I still want what I feel is a story. The original Sudden Fiction anthology was something of a literary groundbreaker as well as the start of a franchise--Robert Shapard and James Thomas could be credited with giving sudden (aka flash, aka micro, aka short short) fiction a formal stage so that the genre could (and did) become acceptable in all kinds of venues where it had not been considered legitimate before. there's a brilliant updike story in here and normally i hate updike. Paperback, 2007. Small snorts of literary genius. Others I thoroughly enjoyed: Can-Can, A Walled Garden, Sitting, The Hatchet Man In the Lighthouse, The Personal Touch, Tickits, The Neighbor, Reading the Paper (I laughed out loud at this one. These ultra-short stories burst onto the scene with shiny new labels—first, it was Sudden Fiction, a 1989 anthology edited by Robert Shapard and James Thomas, followed by the Norton anthology Flash Fiction a few years later. Another one I read for a university creative writing course. Other contributors Stern, Jerome (Jerome H.) Contents. Published New York : W.W. Norton, c1996. Unless fourth-generation North American surrealism or belated revivals of absurdism are sufficient organizational strategies, and unless aphorisms, epigrams, and prose poems are allowed into the category of 'short-short stores,' then almost none of these work as independent forms. Jump to navigation Jump to search. Sudden Fiction Books in a general interest bookstore located in downtown Castle Rock, CO - we carry a varied and curated collection of New and Used Books as well as journals and gift items! but several people have expressed to me their strong dislike of the genre (I like to pretend they haven't actually read any of it :). A new genre (?) And the ends are usually a treat. for me. Sudden Fictions: The Moosehead Anthology VI (The Moosehead Anthologies) 1st Edition by D C Brooks (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions This book is just as it is described. Sudden Fiction (Continued): 60 New Short Stories is a collection of short stories published in 1996. **(side note: I'm not sure what is more therapeutic: reading or hiking!). To see what your friends thought of this book, Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short Stories. Some really good ones are: Excellent! This survey of stories three pages or less links a range of writing from humorous to magical, from experimental to traditional, notable authors being Tobias Wolff, Joyce Carol Oates, Robert Olen Butler, Ha Jin, David Foster Wallace and Sam Shepard. Perhaps you have seen Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. The central question here is whether or not this is a genre. Here are 70 of the very best short-short stories of recent years, including contributions from such contemporary writers as Raymond Carver, Leonard Michaels and John Updike; a few modern masters such as Hemingway and Cheever; and an assortment of talented new young writers. Buy Sudden Fiction International: Sixty Short-short Stories by Shapard, Robert, Thomas, James from Amazon's Fiction Books Store. I really didn't care for the afterward section. I picked up the book back around then, but never got around to reading it until now, over 10 years later. by W. W. Norton Company, New Sudden Fiction: Short-Short Stories from America and Beyond. (Joyce Carol Oates's is an example.) Tiresome. This is the anthology that I read in college that has the story about the newlyweds and the neighbor and the birds! 'Sudden Fiction', edited by Robert Shapiro and James Thomas, is a collection of high-end fiction called short-short stories. An essential book for readers and students of both Native literature and science fiction, Walking the Clouds is an invaluable collection. 4 von 5. This collection of short stories is really fun to read. They include work by John Updike, Raymond Carver, Ron Carlson, Margaret Atwood, Charles Baxter, Gabriel García Márquez, … So the collection is strained, and even aside from questions of quality, the 'short-short story' does not work as a new kind of fiction. teaching from it in the spring. (See also Category:Single-writer short story collections.) To see what your friends thought of this book, Sudden Fiction = Short-Short Stories. In the process they discovered both new talents and a wealth of celebrated wr. Some of the stories seem artificially compressed, as if their authors had to telegraph their thoughts to fit the word limit. Luisa Valenzuela, one of Latin America’s most lauded writers, provides the introduction. Obviously, Raymond Carver's seminal collection What We Talk About When We Talk About Love (the one edited by Gordon Lish, who of course wanted to take full credit for the form in the first Sudden Fiction anthology) may have been among the first collections to qualify the boundaries of short fiction into the realm of a page or two, but Shapard & Thomas' first Sudden Fiction anthology was possibly the first popular proof that this short form was just as competent as the longer short story form and could be tackled by writers just as competent as Carver. If you pick up this collection of very-very short-shorts and you read the first story while you're still in the store, you might buy it. As a collection of 60-ish super short stories, it was very hit or miss. I'm changing my rating to 5 stars, from 4. These editors know what they’re about. I barely understood most of the stories. The stories are from one page to five pages long. And yet, despite the lack of drama, despite the fact that you don't see Indiana Jones defeat his foe with a cunning combination of bull whip, acrobatics, and fisticuffs, there's no doubt in your that he could do so, and that the reason he shoots him is because he's just that much smarter than every other action hero who's been in the same situation. The stories in this book are amazing. They are direct, starting you off in the action so there's no need for some long intro, and then after you read one story you think, "There's no way this next story will be as good as the last one," but guess what? In the process they discovered both new talents and a wealth of celebrated writers, such as Jorge Luis Arzola, Aimee Bender, Teolinda Gersão, Romulus Linney, Yann Martel, Sam Shepard, and Tobias Wolff. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Some pieces are vignettes more than "Sudden Fiction." Incredible voice and creativity told through unique storytelling formats. I read this and Children Standing Before a Statue of Hercules at the same time. An all-new volume—students and lovers of literature take note: this is serious writing that's fun to read. Kundenrezensionen. Worth checking out, especially the first two stories I would say. Those Interested in Writing, The short story, and Literary Fiction. December 31st 1983 Refresh and try again. (The Quail by Rolf Yngve). That said, I wasn't too impressed with many of the stories in this anthology. Featured Artists. These stories are a marvel to see and a must for anyone interested in fiction. Loved it. Among the best: contributions by Peter Orner, Sam Shepard, Oates, Frederick Adolf Paola, Larissa Amir, Elizabeth Berg, Hon McNally, David Foster Wallace, and Donald Frame. The work, according to the editors, was collected over a set period in the early 00's from what has been getting published in journals and magazines around the world. Obviously, Raymond Carver's seminal collection What We Talk About When We Talk About Love (the one edited by Gordon Lish, wh. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/272737.New_Sudden_Fiction I really couldn't be arsed. Okay, I finally finished the few remaining short-shorts that I had not read. It was compiled and edited by Robert Shapard and James Thomas. For readers who love great short-short stories, this bountiful anthology is the best of Latin American and U.S. Latino writers. Collected from nearly two hundred international magazines, an anthology of short stories covers a wide range of themes and includes the works of William Maxwell, Margaret Atwood, and Don DeLillo. --Alan Cheuse I have a feeling that if I studied this for A level I would have loved it. In terms of the 70 stories, there are a lot of hits and a lot of misses, but that iss to be expected in a genre attempting to get its wings. If so, you will doubtless recall the scene in which Indiana Jones shoots the Mysterious Black Swordsman dead in two seconds instead of engaging in a protracted fight scene. world. Instead of the overpoweringly dense mix of psych, Krautrock, and garage rock of their earlier work, on Sudden Fictions they strip back to an almost shocking degree. This collection is worth a look if only for the fact that it’s the first collection of “Flash Fiction” released to the public, before the term “Flash Fiction” came to describe these ultra short stories (all are between 500 and 1,500 words). “Incarnations of Burned Children”, “Powder”, “Water Names”, and “My Kid’s Dog” were my favorites and each of them was different. 4,0 von 5 Sternen. It was a pretty hefty portion of the book just to be a random, unorganized discussion of people's thoughts on the form. The vast majority of these stories were bland, poorly written, and unmemorable. 7o stories in little over 200 pages tell you that they are indeed "short shorts," some just one page. Quite a few use surrealist juxtaposition as a principal reductive strategy. Sudden Fictions - 16 features. **(side note: I'm not sure what is more therapeutic: reading or hiking!). On their first album in six years -- and their first for the Alcopop! I've always been a bit torn on micro-fiction and my tastes on that reflect my enjoyment of these stories. Others I thoroughly enjoyed: Can-Can, A Walled Garden, Sitting, The Hatchet Man In the Lighthouse, The Personal Touch, Tickits, The Neighbor, Reading the Paper (I laughed out loud at this one. Subcategories . Responding to America’s love affair with the short-short, editors Robert Shapard and James Thomas searched thousands of books and magazines to select these sixty stories—each under 2,000 words, each with its own element of surprise, whether traditional, experimental, humorous, moving, or magical. Some of these stories succeeded in capturing the essence of a moment to reveal a larger significance, while others just felt like an outline or sketch of something that could be larger and more meaningful. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Check out our upcoming events and join us for a book club, bar event or children's event! Immensely memorable, a fantastic collection. I read the original, too. Sudden fiction is a type of creative writing mostly characterized by its significantly low word count. The main flaw of most stories was that they were written in the style of longer fiction, which seemed clunky and ill-suited for the genre. ), Moving Pictures, The Signing, The Quail, and Sleepy Time Gal. Others of the stories left me thinking “What? My other complaint, which is appropriate for Flash Fiction Forward as well, is that it could stand to be more multicultural. Not a bad collection but the stories are a bit long to qualify as sudden fiction. The book's copyright is 1986, which leads me to believe that flashfiction, as an art form, has evolved considerably in the last 20 years. This category has the following 4 subcategories, out of 4 total. I did not love it, far from it. Much like Flash Fiction Forward, there are many brilliant entries within this anthology, but there are also those whose mediocre quality prevent me from giving this a perfect score. It's incredible how much depth is possible in such a short space. A great book to kill time since each story is less then 2,000 words. There are several classics, by big-name authors: Updike, Carver ('Popular Mechanics' is one of my old faves), Hemingway. Just as I was settling down with my new characters, they were gone! 7. For readers who love great short-short stories, this bountiful anthology is the best of Latin American and U.S. Latino writers., Sudden Fiction Latino, Short-Short Stories from the United States and Latin America, Robert Shapard, James Thomas, Ray Gonzales, Luisa Valenzuela, 9780393336450 The way you act with grace and poise the way you fight, even the way you glare when you’re angry or displeased. sudden fiction; Bad Puns; Puns & Word Play; Romantic Fluff; Confessions; tumblr prompt fill; Sappy Prompt; Summary "Ever since I first saw you, before we even started dating I knew you were the one I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. The result of my conflicting sense that this is a landmark book that everyone interested in contemporary literature and professional writing should own--and well, the fact that I liked such a small percentage of these stories even a little. Mehr lesen. It's great for when you don't have a lot of time to read or want to check out new authors without making a huge commitment. Except the stories by John Cheever, Bel Kaufman, Langston Hughes, Grace Paley and a couple others, the works selected were singularly lackluster and unmemorable. My other complaint, which is appropriate for Flash Fiction. Just because I'm smiling, don't assume I couldn't kill you right now.". Little bursts of clear white light burning through the fog. Others are attempts at parables or allegories, but they tend to be awkward, ill-conceived, or randomly associative, or campy. I think they probably need time to digest, discuss and mull over if you can be arsed. 71 were here. The stories come in many varities, from death to helping others.There's a lesson to be learned from all of the stories. That said, I wasn't too impressed with many of the stories in this anthology. I've always been a bit torn on micro-fiction and my tastes on that reflect my enjoyment of these stories. This is a selection of anthologies, collections, instruction books that I have picked up during my in-depth studies of flash literature. The rating is a compromise. Each of the stories is just a few pages long, the authors delivering their emotion, image or little bit of humor in powerful little packages. Sudden Fiction brilliantly captures the tremendous popularity of this new and distinctly American form. Sudden Fiction - 70 American short-story stories collected here (each from 1 to 4 pages) along with reflections by many outstanding American authors on the meaning and practice of writing what some call skippers, snappers, blasters, flash … The anthology closes with examples of biskaabiiyang, or "returning to ourselves," bringing together stories like Eden Robinson's "Terminal Avenue" and a piece from Robert Sullivan's Star Waka. Sudden Strike – Komplettlösung – Komplettlösung bei Gameswelt. I love short stories, but this is so different. We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day. This doesn't necessarily take away from the volumes, but it is a critique that might otherwise go unnoticed. After that I tried writing Sudden Fiction of my own. 12-8-2020 - 1 new. (Joyce Carol Oates's is an example.) Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published It's a fine teaching tool, a good gift, it's Around-the-World-in-Sixty-Stories, with many surprises, new friends, old friends, almost every stop a brief wonder in itself.” —Alan Cheuse “ Sudden Fiction International is … Others, among the most successful, read like excerpts from longer stories or fragments of novels. Still, the majority of these stories did not work f. Some of these stories were fabulous. Here are 70 of the very best short-short stories of recent years, including contributions from such contemporary writers as Raymond Carver, Leonard Michaels and John Updike; a few modern masters such as Hemingway and Cheever; and an assortment of talented new young writers. Haunting and exposing in what’s left out. "Don't smile. These are perfect stories for breastfeeding--they're readable in 2-7 minutes. I didn’t read all the stories — just the ones I could consider teaching in World Lit...plus a few others. Some of the stories are excellent, some are just all right. You're also more likely to finish the stories, because there's really no point in stopping halfway through. "Sudden Fiction Latino," a new anthology of short-short fiction edited by Robert Shapard, James Thomas and Ray Gonzalez, is a welcome antidote to this estrangement. Flashes and Short Stories - 6 features. Welcome back. 3.5 stars. That I cared for even less than the stories I didn't like as we. It was a pretty hefty portion of the book just to be a random, unorganized discussion of people's thoughts on the form. A great mix of comedy, experimental, and dramatic. Probably one of the best collections of short stories I've ever read. An all-new volume—students and lovers of literature take note: this is serious writing that's fun to read., New Sudden Fiction, Short-Short Stories from America … Description 141 p. ; 17 cm. and it's NOT "a&p". I'm still writing it. A surprisingly disappointing book. ideal for our a.d.d. this is an excellent book. Others of the stories left me thinking “What? I just spent my time reading that and it was pointless or to obscure or the only thing going for it is the shock value.” It was an interesting book and some of the stories I will pick up and read again and others will whisper in my ear. And they're also great bedside reading as you can read many full morsels before drifting off. Narrator of Perm Novella - 5 Serial Chapters. It's amazing how memorable many of these stories are. Zdravka Evitmova conjures blood drops that cure any disease. I just spent my time reading that and it was pointless or to obscure or the only thing going for it is the shock value.” It was an interesting book and some of the stories I will pick up and read again and others will whisper in my ear. They're short, precise, funny, serious, curious, and above all fun. Micro fiction : an anthology of really short stories / edited by Jerome Stern. They are the editors of three volumes of work in the sudden fiction genre: Sudden Fiction (the debut of the term on the literary landscape), Sudden Fiction International, and Sudden Fiction (Continued). Sudden Fiction (Continued): 60 New Short-Short Stories (Revised) (Religion) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 12. Such as by Langston Hughes, Robert Kelly, Tobias Wolf and more are included in this book. 11-12-20 - 5 writers. Mar 17, 2020 Glenn Russell added it. 'Sudden Fiction International is even better than its predecessor. Some of the stories seem artificially compressed, as if their authors had to telegraph their thoughts to fit the word limit. Because each of these stories are so condensed, I found myself having to sit with each one after reading. Well, that's because it's the best story in the book. Perhaps you have seen Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. That I cared for even less than the stories I didn't like as well. Welcome back. Be the first to ask a question about Sudden Fiction. We are a local bookstore in Castle Rock, Colorado! Amongst my favorites in this is "The History of the Entire Universe Including You," but there plenty of other entries that stand out for their ability to comment upon perception and how it's relationship to reality is not always as it appears at first glance. Some real funny stuff in this one- and some equally as disturbing... To tell a good story in so few pages is a true gift. The collection edited by a creative writing professor of mine in college. My interest in the Sudden Fiction series is mostly to learn how to write short-shorts and I look to the Sudden Fiction series for inspiration, and to see how it's done. The Gotham Fiction Writing Resource List Part One. I've enjoyed flash fiction for a long while now, but it has been more than awhile since I've visited the form. The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction Bausch, Richard . Sudden fiction is a true blue genre, put your seatbelt on. Many famous authors are included in this book. Sudden Fiction (Continued): 60 New Short-Short Stories | Shapard, Robert, Thomas, James | ISBN: 9780393038309 | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon. You're also more likely to finish the stories, because there's really no point in stopping halfway through. I recommend these books, the first published by Gibbs Smith, the next two by Norton. I guess breaking up is the genesis to the short story. Blog Posts. How to use anthology in a sentence. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Refresh and try again. We’d love your help. January 17th 2007 12-8-2020 - 1 new. The fact that they all fit into just under 300 pages is due to the fact that these are "short shorts". Some stories were amazing, some fell flat, but overall the collection was solid. (Note, however, that their definition of "sudden" is longer than the normal limit of "flash" fiction. I took me 2 years to read this - I had to stop every few stories to regroup and read something with some continuity. Often, it is referred to by several other names, … Definitely some gems in here, but I liked the Sudden Latino Fiction collection better. I have this dining companion who delights in feeding me "the perfect bite". I liked Sudden Fiction Continued because it kept my interest. ), Moving Pictures, The Signing, The Quail, and Sleepy Time Gal. New Sudden Fiction: Short-Short Stories from America and Beyond. Robert Shapard, James Thomas .
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