The tortured collaboration between Raymond Carver and Gordon Lish produced a masterpiece in American short fiction.
Truth is stranger than fiction in Tim O’Brien’s brilliant meditation on the Vietnam War.
Annie Dillard’s “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek” dares us to open our eyes.
Cormac McCarthy’s tragicomic “Suttree” is fueled not by a love of life, but an obsession with the certainty of death.
T.C. Boyle’s Collected “Stories” Poke Fun at Love, Death … and Everything in Between
Cheever channels Kafka and Fitzgerald in his “Collected Stories and Other Writings”.