The Granta Book Of The American Long Story | Granta

  • Published: 14/06/1999
  • ISBN: 9781862072770
  • 129x20mm
  • 720 pages

The Granta Book Of The American Long Story

Richard Ford

Since Richard Ford’s highly praised The Granta Book of the American Short Story was originally published in 1992, it has become one of the most cited and respected collections available. Now Ford brings together eleven of the finest American examples of a less recognised and more indeterminate literary form called the novella, otherwise known as the long story. Drawing from each decade since the 1940s, Ford selects long stories by Edwidge Danticat, Stanley Elkin, Ernest J. Gaines, Barry Hannah, Joyce Carol Oates, Cynthia Ozick, Philip Roth, Jane Smiley, William Styron, Peter Taylor and Eudora Welty. This deliciously eclectic collection provides a powerful introduction to an often overlooked art form and promises to delight all lovers of American fiction.

The Author

Richard Ford was born in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1944. He is the author of three collections of short stories, Rock Springs, Women Without Men and A Multitude of Sins, and six novels, A Piece of My Heart, The Ultimate Good Luck, Wildlife, The Sportswriter, Independence Day (which won the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner award in 1996) and The Lay of the Land. He is the editor of The Granta Book of the American Short Story and The Granta Book of the American Long Story.

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‘It was my child’s outlook to think most things were right. And yet if life’s eternal drama is of events seeking a more perfect state, their life and mine was not that.’

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‘Occasionally if pushed or annoyed I'll come right out and say it: I make these little buggers up, that's what. So sue me’.

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‘It may be that writing fiction, imagining agencies, is my most trusted way into the unseen.’