Extreme Fiction: Fabulists and Formalists

Extreme Fiction Fabulists and Formalists This anthology surveys the most thought provoking and noteworthy non traditional short stories written by American and international writers over the past years The works collected here repres

  • Title: Extreme Fiction: Fabulists and Formalists
  • Author: Robin Hemley Michael Martone
  • ISBN: 9780321179722
  • Page: 155
  • Format: Paperback
  • This anthology surveys the most thought provoking and noteworthy non traditional 148 short stories written by American and international writers over the past 100 years The works collected here represent a rich, while often overlooked, tradition of stories that seem to break the rules of short fiction These stories, by well known writers as well as by refreshingly new vThis anthology surveys the most thought provoking and noteworthy non traditional 148 short stories written by American and international writers over the past 100 years The works collected here represent a rich, while often overlooked, tradition of stories that seem to break the rules of short fiction These stories, by well known writers as well as by refreshingly new voices, demonstrate a wide range of stylistic and narrative diversity They expand our perceptions of what constitutes a well written short story and underscore the unlimited techniques writers use to achieve a desired effect.

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    1. I'm working my way through this book, and I'll update this as I read more stories from the collection. Intro: This was a very good overview of different types of fiction, including realism, fabulism, collage, modernism & postmodernism, surrealism, Dadaism, appropriations, and irreal & unreal fiction. Fabulists: "Pastoralia" by George Saunders: An funny story about a man who works as a caveman in an amusement park, faxing in his daily performance evaluations for his partner-cavewoman. The [...]

    2. Although this collection has flown below the radar, it's an excellent anthology for those interested in non-linear and meta-fiction. It's also a good introduction for those teaching fiction workshops. Students are introduced to a wide and varying style of fiction that, perhaps, may not occur with more writer-based anthologies. Theme and style rule here, not names.

    3. considering using this for my CW course, possibly or not in tandem with another more conventional anthology or craft guide. anyone read it, have thoughts?--the introduction is really useful for introducing beginning writers to an array of fictional possibilities rooted in various traditions. i use some of these stories but still prefer my course packet to an anthology.

    4. My Creative Writing teacher loaned me this. Pretty good. It's got Saunders and Angela Carter in it, other good stories too.

    5. Actually this is a story collection co-edited by Robin Hemley and Michael Martone. Very good; contains many seldom-seen stories.

    6. I used this wonderful book for teaching a fiction writing class. Weird enough stories to keep student writers talking about HOW the work was made, rather than WHAT it was about. Fun!

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