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by ZZ Packer

Category: Short Stories and Anthologies
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: ZZ Packer
ISBN: 1565126122
ISBN13: 978-1565126121
Language: English
Publisher: Algonquin Books; 2008 ed. edition (August 12, 2008)
Pages: 428
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This year, acclaimed short-story writer ZZ Packer choose. Having just recently read Packer's own book of stories, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, I decided it would be interesting to read a book of stories which.

This year, acclaimed short-story writer ZZ Packer choose. Having just recently read Packer's own book of stories, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, I decided it would be interesting to read a book of stories which she selected as the best of Southern writing on the scene today. I'm looking forward to comparing.

This year, acclaimed short-story writer ZZ Packer chooses twenty distinctive stories representing the great number of voices and narratives coming out of the South. Some of the youngest and freshest talents on the literary horizonÑBret Anthony Johnston, Kevin Brockmeier, Holly Goddard JonesÑaccompany well-known Southern stalwarts, including Pinckney Benedict, Clyde Edgerton, and Ron Rash. Their stories tell of life as it is now, a life not seen in romanticized Southern fiction, one where existenceÑboth urban and ruralÑis as raw and risky as it is alluring.

Z. Packer, Kathy Pories. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2008. According to the introduction by PEN/Faulkner finalist Packer (Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, 2003), these 20 stories from American magazines represent "southerners" rather than "Southerners," the. Tam incelemeyi okuyun. This year, acclaimed short-story writer ZZ Packer chooses twenty distinctive stories representing the great number of voices and narratives coming out of the South. Some of the youngest and freshest talents on the literary horizon-Bret Anthony Johnston, Kevin Brockmeier, Holly Goddard Jones-accompany well-known Southern stalwarts, including Pinckney Benedict, Clyde Edgerton, and Ron Rash.

North, South, East, West, the essential question for New Stories from the South 2008 is what this anthology offers that others don't

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ZZ Packer at the 2009 Texas Book Festival. Today Show Book Club. Zuwena Packer (1973-01-12) January 12, 1973 (age 46) Chicago, Illinois, United States. She also wrote a short story of Doris is Coming which is a story about an African American girl growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, in the early 1960s.

New Stories from the South is an annual compilation of short stories published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill and billed as the year's best stories written by Southern writers or about the Southern United States

New Stories from the South is an annual compilation of short stories published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill and billed as the year's best stories written by Southern writers or about the Southern United States.

She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The same is true of Anne Tyler, and in each of these stories we see what makes her writing remarkable: development of engaging characters.

ZZ Packer - Story Hour in the Library. Today Show Book Club In 2005, she was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship. Today Show Book Club In 2005, she was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship for fiction. She was a member of the San Francisco Writers' Grotto, a workspace co-operative that also includes Po Bronson, Julia Scheeres, Tom Barbash, Peter Orner, and Jason Roberts, among others.

This year, acclaimed short-story writer ZZ Packer chooses twenty distinctive stories representing the great number of voices and narratives coming out of the South. Some of the youngest and freshest talents on the literary horizon-Bret Anthony Johnston, Kevin Brockmeier, Holly Goddard Jones-accompany well-known Southern stalwarts, including Pinckney Benedict, Clyde Edgerton, and Ron Rash. Their stories tell of life as it is now, a life not seen in romanticized Southern fiction, one where existence-both urban and rural-is as raw and risky as it is alluring. The energy of this collection courses through every one of Packer's edgy, funny, and gritty selections.
Comments to eBook New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 2008
WinDImmortaL
I love short stories and this is a great collection. I fully expect to see one of more these stories included in future anthologies.
Ynye
R.T.Smith's "Wretch Like Me" (which alone establishes the extraordinary value of this collection) is an absolute work of craft and vision; i.e., art. The writing is divine, the actions proper hellish, the character of Sherburne (say it aloud), a religious man hard pressed by times and circumstance, all render the impossibility of keeping a good heart in times such as The War Between the States.
R.T.'s prose is filled with pure poetry of phrase and sentence. He is more known, in fact, as a poet and editor of THE SHENANDOAH, but I think he should concentrate His energies on fiction.
Llallayue
While there are some terrific stories in the 2008 edition, overall this volume is simply not up to the standards of the previous anthologies in this series. This was my introduction to Ms. ZZ Packer and I wasn't impressed. I think her direction is selecting stories (professed in the preface) took the collection from "New Stories of the South" to "Stories of the New South" in unimpressive ways. Her direction diluted the essential continuity between the stores that was the genius of the previous editions and frankly allowed some rather weak stories to be included. Let's hope this direction is not continued in the series and that Ms Packer is not allowed as editor again. One has to do more than have simply set foot in the South at some time in one's life or have found the Region on a map to be considered a Southern writer.
wanderpool
Short fiction is one of my favorite areas, and I find myself reading the three big anthologies every year. This year's New Stories from the South was enjoyable, and well worth the purchase. As with every anthology there are high points (Bret Anthony Johnston's "Republican") and low points (Merrit Tierce's "Suck It"). But the variety and the new ways of approaching life make me continue to be a serious fan. I was particularly happy to see so many stories from an excellent variety of magazines that I would otherwise not have read. Kudos ZZ Packer on your selections.
Kardana
I've been a fan of this collection (New Stories) since 2006, and this continues my favor. The only drawback is the vast amount of typos (three or four within the first story itself). You would think someone would catch them. But the stories were good, and I look forward to next years.
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