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The Soho Press Book of '80s Short Fiction / edited by Dale Peck.

Peck, Dale, (editor.). Ellis, Bret Easton. (Added Author). Brown, Rebecca. (Added Author). Allison, Dorothy, 1949- (Added Author). Carver, Raymond. (Added Author). Gaitskill, Mary, 1954- (Added Author). Cooper, Dennis. (Added Author). Myles, Eileen. (Added Author). Weeks, Laurie. (Added Author). Kincaid, Jamaica. (Added Author). Gluck, Robert. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781616955465 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 581 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Soho, 2016.

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Morally charged by newly politicized notions of identity but fraught with anxiety about a body whose fragility had been freshly emphasized by the AIDS epidemic, the 34 works gathered here are individually vivid, but taken as a body of work, they challenge the prevailing notion of the '80s as a time of aesthetic as well as financial maximalism. Almost a third of the stories are out of print and unavailable elsewhere.This book is a daring reappraisal of a decade that is increasingly central to our culture.
Subject: Nineteen eighties > Fiction.
Genre: Short stories.

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