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Art of the Story: An International Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories
Various
0140296387
November 2000
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Book Review
A reader doesn't want to love every story in an anthology. A collection of short fiction by various authors should be just that: various. We want all the stories to be admirable, but not necessarily lovable. This is how anthologies do their job, which is to teach us to love new forms of fiction. And this is how Daniel Halpern, editor of The Art of the Story, does his job. Halpern previously brought us the successful and far-reaching collection The Art of the Tale. Now he has taken upon himself the task of creating an international sampling of the contemporary short story. Seventy-eight writers from 35 countries--including Banana Yoshimoto, Junot Díaz, Peter Hoeg, Julian Barnes, T.C. Boyle, Salman Rushdie, Peter Carey, Edwidge Danticat, and Tatyana Tolstaya--demonstrate that the story still brims with unrest and...


Plays in One Act
Daniel Halpern (Editor)
0880014903
March 1997
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Book Description

A dazzling collection and already a standard reference for those interested in contemporary drama, Plays in One Act is a unique compilation of plays and monologues that showcases a stunning and diverse array of work from some of the most important voices in theater.

Forty-three modern works are collected here: from plays by important contemporary artists such as David Mamet, Wendy Wasserstein, Sam Shepard, and John Guare, to gems by masters like Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams, and newer talents like Carol S. Lashof and Perry Souchuk. Leading British playwrights -- Tom Stoppard, David Hare, and John Osborne -- are also featured, along with the international voices of Václav Hacel and Kobo Abe, and works by such established wtiters as Eudora welty, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Ford, and Garrison Keilor,...



Something Shining: Poems
Daniel Halpern
0375707204
March 2001
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From Library Journal
For 30 years, Halpern has demonstrated multiple literary talents as cofounder (with the late Paul Bowles) of the literary magazine Antaeus, publisher of Ecco Press (and then, postacquisition, editorial director of Ecco Press: HarperCollins), gourmet-traveler (Halpern's Guide to Essential Restaurants in Italy), and editor of quality anthologies. As with prior work (e.g., Tango, LJ 1/87), the poems in his ninth book of poetry reveal how much he cares about classic writers (Chekhov, Li Po, Machado), the New England coast ("the hillside terraced to the sea/ with flowers"), and things of light (in language and nature). Like art itself, the subjects of this poetry--conversation, music, vintage wine--are composed of "things fitting together, whether in the hand/ or mind." Tributes to his daughter ("our first light"),...


Antaeus, Vol. 48
Daniel Halpern (Editor)
0880010207
January 1983
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Antaeus, Vol. 44
Daniel Halpern (Editor)
0912946903
January 1982
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The Good Food
Daniel Halpern
0880013508
Dec 1993
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Book Description
The Good Food is the first single collection of recipes devoted to the celebration of the classics of casual cuisine. Betty Fussell, author of Masters of American Cookery, writes, "Anyone who loves roasted peppers, garlic, anchovies, lemons, olives, and dill can be grateful for this well-traveled guide through the good foodlands of the Mediterranean and elsewhere ......Drawing on the diverse cooking traditions of America, Italy, France, India, Morocco, and the Middle East, the authors have assembled recipes that include not only the classic examples of each cuisine, but also unusual dishes that provide surprising gastronomic rewards. The authors have also included an additional section of accompaniments, that offer complements to the other entries.


Antaeus, Vol. 59
Daniel Halpern (Editor)
0880011440
September 1987
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Dantes Inferno
Dante Alighieri
0880013737
June 1994
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The New Yorker
"Virgil's design for Dante, that he will 'grow used/to the sad stench,' for 'after a short while/human senses numb,' does not extend to this volume's readers; our senses are continually jostled and primed by the unexpected shifts in style."

Rebecca Pepper Sinkler, Editor, The New York Times Book Review
"What drew such disparate poets as Amy Clampitt, W. S. Merwin, Sharon Olds, Galway Kinnell, Mark Strand, C.K. Williams, and Alfred Corn into the translating project? The glory of the poem itself, the grand enterprise of making a work written 700 years ago beautiful for a new generation."

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Antaeus, Vol. 62
Daniel Halpern (Editor)
0880012234
May 1989
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Our Private Lives
Daniel Halpern
0880015845
Apr 1998
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Book Review
Caveat emptor: if readers of Our Private Lives are hoping for the unexpurgated musings of famous people they might be disappointed. As Daniel Halpern explains in his preface, "We will never know which of these come to us as they were written, in the heat of the daily moment; which appeared here after some sprucing up; and which were written as if they had been part of a pre-existing journal." Some of the contributors to this book really are inveterate journal keepers; others agreed to keep one as a specific assignment. Perhaps half the fun in reading these entries is trying to guess which are which. Excerpts from Roy Blount Jr., for example, really do seem like the extemporaneous jottings of an active mind: character quirks ("Vereen speculates that the reason for men's generalized consternation about women is that women...


The Antaeus Anthology
Daniel Halpern
0553343130
November 1986
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From Library Journal
The highly selective magazine Antaeus has long tended to favor poetry of a brooding, moralistic nature, and consequently there is little humor or contagious joy or even pathos in this collectionthat is to say, while there is a lot of quality, there is not very much variety. In the midst of so much sameness, however, the truly distinguished poets are all the more visible: C. P. Cavafy, Gloria Fuertes, Carolyn Kizer, Philip Levine, Gregory Orr, Mark Strand, C. K. Williams. The book is worth having primarily for these writers and for a literary oddity, a "Great American Poem" of 102 lines, each by a different poet, that took six years to compose. David Kirby, English Dept., Florida State Univ., TallahasseeCopyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.


Collected Stories & Later Writings
Paul Bowles
1931082200
Aug 2002
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From Library Journal
Though mostly associated with Tangiers, Bowles was born in Queens, NY, so his works qualify for inclusion in the Library of America. The publisher claims these are the first annotated editions of Bowles's works available. Along with the novels volume, Stories includes "The Delicate Prey," "A Hundred Camels in the Courtyard," "The Time of Friendship," "Things Gone and Things Still Here," "Their Heads Are Green and Their Hands Are Blue," among many others. Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.


Antaeus: Contemporary Fiction
Daniel Halpern (Editor)
0880010274
October 1983
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The Art of the Tale: An International Anthology of Short Stories
Daniel Halpern (Editor)
0140079491
August 1989
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From Library Journal
Halpern arbitrarily limits his selections to the past 40 years, then throws over them an "international umbrella." Though many of his choices have valueincluding classics by Cheever, Camus, Pritchett, Robbe-Grillet, Moravia, Greene, Borges, Garcia Marquez, and Nabokovthe United States is disproportionately represented, claiming 32 authors of the total 81, and there is only token representation of writers from such countries as Nigeria, Japan, Poland, Peru, Egypt, Spain, India, Denmark, and Israel. Halpern states that he read "the work of more than a hundred story writers." Such a minimal scope is inadequate for a bona fide international anthology, and consequently the collection lacks decisive thematic proportion and editorial purpose. Glenn O. Carey, English Dept., Eastern Kentucky Univ., RichmondCopyright 1986...

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