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by Abigail Beckel,Kathleen Rooney

eBook Brevity  Echo: An Anthology of Short Short Stories download ISBN: 0978984803
Author: Abigail Beckel,Kathleen Rooney
Publisher: Rose Metal Press; 1st edition (December 11, 2006)
Language: English
Pages: 168
ePub: 1435 kb
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Short Stories and Anthologies

The shortest is 55. Most seem to be about 300 to 400 words. Writing a short story is already a difficult task, but producing one of quality with so few words is even more difficult. The stories in "Brevity & Echo" often push the limits of what constitutes a story in an effort to overcome this difficulty.

The shortest is 55. Two of the stories, for instance, are just lists. Amanda Holzer's "Love and Other Catastrophes: A Mix Tape" is a list of songs and their artists. Leslie Busler's "Memoir of a Bookshelf" lists book titles.

Brevity and Echo book. Introduction by Ron Carlson. BREVITY & ECHO is an essential anthology of previously published short shorts by Emerson College alumni. BREVITY & ECHO broadens the scope of this rich and expanding genre with a wide range of flash fiction styles, and celebrates of the continuing legacy of Emerson's writing program.

This collection of previously published short shorts by Emerson alumni celebrates the short short genre and the .

This collection of previously published short shorts by Emerson alumni celebrates the short short genre and the important role Emerson College's writing program has played in the history of that genre. With Elisa Gabbert, she is the author of the collaborative poetry collection That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness. Her memoir in stories, For You, For You I Am Trilling These Songs is forthcoming from Counterpoint in 2010. She lives in Chicago and works in an office.

Introduction by Ron Carlson. The anthology contains work by Don Lee, Denise Duhamel, Lee Harrington, and many more, as well as an introduction by Ron Carlson and an afterword by Pamela Painter.

Brookline, MA: Rose Metal Press, 2006.

Rooney was born in Beckley, West Virginia, and raised in the Midwest. A book-length version called Live Nude Girl: My life as an object was published by University of Arkansas Press in 2009. Rooney was a 2003 recipient of a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from Poetry magazine. Brookline, MA: Rose Metal Press, 2006.

Beckel, Abigail, and Kathleen Rooney (eds), Brevity and Echo: An Anthology of Short Short Stories(Brookline, Massachusetts: Rose Metal Press, 2006). Beckett, Samuel, The Complete Short Prose, 1929–1989, ed. S. E. Gontarski (New York: Grove Press, 1995). Beckman, Paul, Peek (Boston, Massachusetts: Big Table, 2015). Bell, Denis, A Box of Dreams: A Collection of Short Stories (New York: Adelaide, 2017). Bell, Matt, and Josh Maday, Dancing on Fly Ash: One Hundred Word Stories (Saginaw, Michigan: Lulu. Bennett, Claire-Louise, Pond (London: Fitzcarraldo, 2015).

stories . Jake allsop. I think it would be very difficult to write a book which satisfied all these requirements, but I have tried, in these Very Short Stories, to do so. The stories are set in a variety of locations: The Penguin Book of Very Short Stories. not only England and Europe, but also as far afield as Africa and Australia. They are all, in one way or another, about people and - my main obsession - about what makes people tick. No key to the exercises is given: you should go back to the text to find the original expressions.

Rooney is a frequent collaborator with the poet Elisa Gabbert, with whom she has co-authored the collections Something Really Wonderful (2007), That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness (2008), Don't ever stay the same; keep changing (2009), and The Kind of Beauty That Has Nowhere to Go (2013).

Fiction. Edited by Abigail Beckel and Kathleen Rooney. Introduction by Ron Carlson.BREVITY & ECHO is an essential anthology of previously published short shorts by Emerson College alumni. BREVITY & ECHO broadens the scope of this rich and expanding genre with a wide range of flash fiction styles, and celebrates of the continuing legacy of Emerson's writing program. The anthology contains work by Don Lee, Denise Duhamel, Lee Harrington, and many more, as well as an introduction by Ron Carlson and an afterword by Pamela Painter. These tiny fictions—the longest weighing in at 1400 words and the shortest at just 55—appeared originally in the pages of such books and journals as McSweeney's, StoryQuarterly, Quick Fiction, What If?, Night Train, failbetter, and Best American Non-Required Reading.
Comments: (4)
Malodred
perfect just as described
Vudojar
The longest of the seventy-three stories in "Brevity & Echo" is 1,400 words. The shortest is 55. Most seem to be about 300 to 400 words. Writing a short story is already a difficult task, but producing one of quality with so few words is even more difficult. The stories in "Brevity & Echo" often push the limits of what constitutes a story in an effort to overcome this difficulty.

Two of the stories, for instance, are just lists. Amanda Holzer's "Love and Other Catastrophes: A Mix Tape" is a list of songs and their artists. Leslie Busler's "Memoir of a Bookshelf" lists book titles. Yet another, Melissa McCracken's "I Always Know It's Over When They Say:," is slightly more than a list but consists of largely disconnected statements (such as "I only bet on college ball").

Two other stories--Ashley Rice's "The ABCs of Family History" and Leslie Busler's "Lovely"--consist of twenty-six sentences each and proceed, quite literally, from A to Z. The first sentence of each story begins with A, the second with B, and so on until the twenty-sixth, which begins (no surprise here) with Z.

These last two exemplify what "Brevity & Echo" seems to be about: experimentation. It did not seem to me that the experimentation always produced the best results, and too many of the stories seemed to be simply exercises rather than finished works. In both of the A-to-Z stories, for instance, I noticed that the sentences were sequential, and seeing the craft exposed made me more conscious of the writing itself than of the story within. Other stories seemed rather pointless, almost pretentious.

However--and this is an important however--, I found several stories that I thought were excellent. Robert Repino's "Pictures of Children Playing" is a story of war that reminded me of the excellent film The Red and the White. Heather Quarles's "A Case for Sterner Prison Sentencing and Reflections on a Personal Tragedy by Bear" is a very clever retelling of the Goldilocks story, this time from the point of view of Baby Bear. And I very much enjoyed Terry Thuemling's "ALFALFA," a 275-word, one-page story of an argument that begins with cryptogram in the Sunday New York Times. Another story, Laurel Dile King's "Special," is one of the most traditional and, at 1,400 words, the longest in the book. This story, an insightful tale of a student destined for the "special" class and her thought process as she gets the news in class, is especially good.
Xar
I have read this book many times and it continues to be on my favorites shelf. Beautiful examples of flash fiction. A complete and well-done collection. I'm keeping my copy and am not lending it out. Buy your own.
Unh
A sharp, gorgeously crafted collection of concisely expressed wisdom, love, and sorrow. Heart-breaking and lovely at once.