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Who else loves short stories?

You can purchase 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories here.

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While I have read quite a few of Lorrie Moore’s short stories, this was my first time to read an entire collection of her work. Self-Help, confronts the ugliness of the human experience. Through her use of recurring themes, defense mechanism rooted uses of humor, and an experimental use of syntax, Moore crafted an effective thematic conversation. The stories within Self-Help speak to one another through the repetition of circumstances, dialogue, tone, and point of view. My own relationship with writing has evolved since reading Moore’s book.

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