Prize Stories 1991 (Pen / O. Henry Prize Stories) (Paperback)

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By William Miller Abrahams (Editor), Martha Levin (Editor)
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The O. Henry Prize Stories 1991 collects 20 of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands published in literary magazines. "The Sandstone Farmhouse" by John Updike, which tells of a difficult relationship of a son and his mother over 50 years, takes the coveted top prize. The other stories in this collection are:

Joyce Carol Oates "The Swimmers"
Sharon Sheehe Stark "Overland"
Martha Lacy Hall "The Apple-Green Triumph"
Wayne Johnson "Hippies, Indians, Buffalo"
Perri Klass "For Women Everywhere"
Helen Norris "Raisin Faces"
Patricia Lear "Powwow"
Charles Baxter "Saul and Patsy Are Pregnant"
Sylvia A. Watanabe "Talking to the Dead"
T. Alan Broughton "Ashes"
Diane Levenberg "The Ilui"
Ursula K. Le Guin "Hand, Cup, Shell"
Alice Adams "Earthquake Damage"
Charlotte Zo Walker "The Very Pineapple"
Ronald Sukenick "Ecco"
Dennis McFarland "Nothing to Ask For"
Millicent Dillon "Oil and Water"
Marly Swick "Moscow Nights"
Thomas Fox Averill "During the Twelfth Summer of Elmer D. Peterson"

"This collection is both meritorious and diverse. The work ranges from plainly written stories brimming with resonant significance to full-blown extravaganzas. . . . Recommended."--Library Journal

About the Author

Born in 1919, William Abrahams published four successful novels and a number of poems before finding his true calling as an editor. He presided over the O. Henry Awards for more than 30 years starting in 1965. Abrahams also worked as the west coast editor of Atlantic Monthly Press and collaborated on nonfiction books with his partner, Peter Stansky. He passed away in 1998.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780385415132
ISBN-10: 0385415133
Publisher: Anchor Books
Publication Date: August 8th, 1998
Pages: 448
Language: English
Series: Pen / O. Henry Prize Stories