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On writing short stories

On writing short stories

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Short story -- Authorship,
  • Short story -- Technique

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Statement[edited by] Tom Bailey ; with a foreword by Tobias Wolff.
    ContributionsBailey, Tom, 1961-, Wolff, Tobias, 1945-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN3373 .O52 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24002990M
    ISBN 109780195395655
    LC Control Number2009053943
    OCLC/WorldCa497884570

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