Table of contents for The best American short stories of the century / John Updike, editor ; Katrina Kenison, coeditor ; with an introduction by John Updike.


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Foreword 
Introduction 
By John Updike

Zelig 
By Benjamin Rosenblatt

Little Selves 
By Mary Lerner

A Jury of Her Peers 
By Susan Glaspell

The Other Woman 
By Sherwood Anderson

The Golden Honeymoon 
By Ring Lardner

Blood-Burning Moon 
By Jean Toomer

The Killers 
By Ernest Hemingway

Double Birthday 
By Willa Cather

Wild Plums 
By Grace Stone Coates

Theft 
By Katherine Anne Porter

That Evening Sun Go Down 
By William Faulkner

Here We Are 
By Dorothy Parker

Crazy Sunday 
By F. Scott Fitzgerald

My Dead Brother Comes to America 
By Alexander Godin

Resurrection of a Life 
By William Saroyan

Christmas Gift 
By Robert Penn Warren

Bright and Morning Star 
By Richard Wright

The Hitch-Hikers 
By Eudora Welty

The Peach Stone 
By Paul Horgan

"That in Aleppo Once ..." 
By Vladimir Nabokov

The Interior Castle 
By Jean Stafford

Miami - New York 
By Martha Gellhorn

The Second Tree from the Corner 
By E. B. White

The Farmer's Children 
By Elizabeth Bishop

Death of a Favorite 
By J. F. Powers

The Resemblance Between a Violin Case and a Coffin 
By Tennessee Williams

The Country Husband 
By John Cheever

Greenleaf 
By Flannery O'Connor

The Ledge 
By Lawrence Sargent Hall

Defender of the Faith 
By Philip Roth

Criers and Kibitzers, Kibitzers and Criers 
By Stanley Elkin

The German Refugee 
By Bernard Malamud

Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? 
By Joyce Carol Oates

The Rotifer 
By Mary Ladd Gavell

Gold Coast 
By James Alan McPherson

The Key 
By Isaac Bashevis Singer

A City of Churches 
By Donald Barthelme

How to Win 
By Rosellen Brown

Roses, Rhododendron 
By Alice Adams

Verona: A Young Woman Speaks 
By Harold Brodkey

A Silver Dish 
By Saul Bellow

Gesturing 
By John Updike

The Shawl 
By Cynthia Ozick

Where I'm Calling From 
By Raymond Carver

Janus 
By Ann Beattie

The Way We Live Now 
By Susan Sontag

The Things They Carried 
By Tim O'Brien

Meneseteung 
By Alice Munro

You're Ugly, Too 
By Lorrie Moore

I Want to Live! 
By Thom Jones

In the Gloaming 
By Alice Elliott Dark

Proper Library 
By Carolyn Ferrell

Birthmates 
By Gish Jen

Soon 
By Pam Durban

The Half-Skinned Steer 
By Annie Proulx

Biographical Notes

Short stories, American, American fiction 20th century, United States Social life and customs 20th century Fiction