Articles tagged elissa schappell, short fiction, women's fiction

‘The O. Henry Prize Stories’ Are a True Gift, Year After Year

One of the best ways to celebrate the short story is still through anthologies such as The O. Henry Prize Stories. It's a tradition that deserves to endure.

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The Storyteller Speaks: Rare and Different Fictions of the Grateful Dead

As well written as the stories are, perhaps the biggest enticement for readers will be the chance to glimpse one of the longest lasting subcultures in American history.

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The Best Australian Stories 2008, ed.  Delia Falconer

This is less a Nick Hornby mixtape, with each selection ordered just so, and more akin to an mp3 playlist, inviting the reader to dip in and out at leisure.

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Among Other Things, I’ve Taken Up Smoking by Aoibheann Sweeney

Modeled on Book I of Ovid's Metamorphoses, Among Other Things... is a fresh, intriguing perspective on coming of age.

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23 Jul 2007 // 9:58 PM

Dedication by Emma McLaughlin

While Dedication doesn't carve out new territory in the crowded chick lit universe, it is an appealing tale of giddy love, heartbreak and the ultimate triumph of girl power.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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