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Posts Tagged: Alice Munro

Peter Orner’s Favorite Short Stories

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I’ll say it: ["Idiots First"] is the most moving American story ever written. (Until I change my mind.)

For online magazine Ozy, Rumpus columnist Peter Orner collects some of his very favorite short stories.

They range from North American classics by Bernard Malamud and Alice Munro to work by Mexican author Juan Rulfo and murdered South African author Bessie Head.

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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Having a social life on weekends is fun, but what if you missed our killer Rumpus weekend features?! No worries, we’ve collected them for you here.

On Saturday, Shawn Andrew Mitchell reviewed Dark Lies the Island by recent Rumpus interviewee Kevin Barry:

In one paragraph a poet-narrator might describe how “the sky had shucked the last of its evening grey to take on an intense purplish tone that was ominous, close-in, biblical” but in the next he announces “Sky is weirdin’ up like I don’t know fucking what.”

Then Margo Rabb wrote a touching tribute to Alice Munro about what the Nobel prize winner, “the only author I’ve ever written a fan letter to,” has meant to her personally throughout her life.

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Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

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Alice Munro, a “master of the contemporary short story,” has been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in literature.

The first Canadian to win, Munro told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation:

I think my stories have gotten around quite remarkably for short stories, and I would really hope that this would make people see the short story as an important art, not just something that you played around with until you’d got a novel written.

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Emma Borges-Scott: The Last Book I Loved, Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage

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I read Alice Munro’s books in benders. It usually takes me less than two days to finish one of her collections, and while reading it, I make and break promises to myself—to stop after this story, to take a shower, to run an errand just for the exercise or maybe see a friend (or else around eleven PM, I will find myself regretting how restless and dirty I am, still in last night’s pajamas, which are now exactly my body temperature.)

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