Barry Hannah sings a drunken ode to youth, beauty and the power of language.
South Africa after apartheid is no country for old men in J.M. Coetzee’s “Disgrace”
Joy Williams’ characters practice enlightenment by exclusion in this sad, sparse collection of short stories.
Amy Hempel’s stories require your collaboration.
“Drink up,” the man said to his daughter. “I don’t want to,” the girl said. “You need to understand how this feels,” said the man.
The tortured collaboration between Raymond Carver and Gordon Lish produced a masterpiece in American short fiction.