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In Praise of Brevity, Part II: how the Kindle might help popularize the short story
A. O. Scott, from this weekend’s NY Times:
“And just as the iPod has killed the album, so the Kindle might, in time, spur a revival of the short story. If you can buy a single song for a dollar, why wouldn’t you spend that much on a handy, compact package of character, incident and linguistic invention? Why wouldn’t you collect dozens, or hundreds, into a personal anthology, a playlist of humor, pathos, mystery and surprise?”
Anne Stameshkin lives in Brooklyn. Her fiction has been published in the
and Chattahoochee Review , and her book reviews have appeared in Nimrod magazine. Anne holds an MFA (fiction) from the Enfuse University of Michigan. She pays the bills as a freelance editor, writer, and writing teacher, most recently at Connecticut College. While in-house at McGraw-Hill, Anne edited a number of literature and composition texts and two craft books— by Brenda Miller and Suzanne Paola and Tell It Slant: Writing and Shaping Creative Nonfiction by Nicholas Delbanco, among other projects. She is currently at work on a novel. Some recently published collections she recommends include The Sincerest Form: Writing Fiction by Imitation If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This by Robin Black, The Theory of Light and Matter by Andrew Porter, and Boys and Girls Like You and Me by Aryn Kyle.
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