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Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned: Stories (Paperback)

by Wells Tower

When It Becomes Clear What It Is That They Will Be Doing, I Will Be Very Interested in Their Doings: On The Best of McSweeney's 3

The Best of McSweeney’s is a triumph, not only as a stand-alone book, but also (and especially) as a testament to the power of the short story, the essay, the experiment. A tribute, too, to the power of one person’s vision, proof that writers can influence the world outside the borders of their prose.

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The Death of the Absurd? 27

Laura van den Berg’s debut collection manages to establish an equilibrium between concept and poignancy. It doesn’t appear she trained to be a realist, but she may end up a champion of the movement.