The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at AbeBooks.com. As selected and introduced by Tobias Wolff, they also make up an alternate map of … Read 81 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. 9780679745136 - The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories … Choosing both contemporary classics and works certain to be well-recognized in years to come, Wolff has assembed the outstanding stories by the most inventive, eloquent, and honest American … Editor Wolff (This Boy's Life, 1988, etc.) The thirty-three stories in this volume prove that American short fiction maybe be our most distinctive national art form. Short stories, American Fiction Short stories: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Vintage book of contemporary American short stories. If there is anything other than the nationality of their authors that unites these stories, it is a disinterest in postmodern formal athleticism. This generous and discerning volume of 33 stories proves that American short fiction is in the middle of a renaissance. The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories book. has chosen stories, not … New York : Vintage Contemporaries, 1994 (OCoLC)625219233: Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource: Document Type: Book…