Sunday, February 23, 2014
The Best Anthologies
Contributors include: Mary Gaitskill, Thom Jones, Andre Dubus, Tim O'Brien, Chris Offutt, Raymond Carver, Joyce Carol Oates, ; Robert Stone, Mona Simpson, Ann Beattie, Jamaica Kincaid, "Girl"; Stuart Dybek, Barry Hannah, John Edgar Wideman, Ron Hansen, Denis Johnson, Richard Ford, etc. These were the finest writers of that era and many are still today.
My favorite crime anthology is Hard-Boiled, a chronological assemblage of some of best crimes stories by all of the best writers beginning with Dashell Hammett and ending with Ed Gorman, and including every major crime fiction writer in the field in between.
What are some of the greatest multi-authored anthologies for you?