Ploughshares Winter 1978 Guest-Edited by Tim O'Brien and DeWitt Henry

Ploughshares Winter 1978 Guest-Edited by Tim O'Brien and DeWitt Henry

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The Winter 1978 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Tim O'Brien. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles.

Table of Contents

"Davidson Among the Chosen," by Philip Damon
"The Wife's Tale," by Richard Bausch
"What is Left to Link Us," by Gordon Lish
"Surviving the Flood," by Stephen Minot
"The Legacy of Beau Kremel," by Stephen Wolf
"The Tag Match," by Joseph Maiolo
"Uncle Nathan," by Jay Neugeboren
"The Cold," by Gordon Weaver
"El Paso," by Jayne Anne Phillips
"The Undesirable," by David Huddle

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148618959
Publisher: Ploughshares / Emerson College
Publication date: 12/01/1978
Series: Ploughshares , #44
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 210
File size: 627 KB

About the Author

Tim O'Brien is the author of eight works of fiction, including Going After Cacciato, which received the National Book Award in fiction, The Things They Carried, which received France's Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and In the Lake of the Woods, which received the James Fenimore Cooper Prize from the Society of American Historians and was named best novel of the year by Time magazine. His most recent novel is July, July (2003, Penguin).

O'Brien's short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines including Esquire, Harper's, The Atlantic, and The New Yorker, and in several editions of The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. His short story "The Things They Carried" received the National Magazine Award in 1987 and in 1999 was selected for inclusion in The Best American Short Stories of the Century edited by John Updike.

He has received awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He currently holds a chair in creative writing at Southwest Texas State University.

Born in Wayne, Pennsylvania, DeWitt Henry graduated from Amherst College in 1963 and completed his M.A. and PhD from Harvard University by 1971. In the same year, Henry co-founded the literary magazine Ploughshares, and would serve as director and editor until 1995. His books include a memoir, Sweet Dreams: A Family History (Hidden River Press, 2011); a novel, The Marriage of Anna Maye Potts (University of Tennessee Press, 2001); and a collection of essays titled Safe Suicide (Red Hen Press, 2008). He has also edited five anthologies to date, including Sorrow's Company: Writers on Loss and Grief (Beacon Press, 2001) and Fathering Daughters: Reflections by Men (Beacon Press, 1999). He is currently a professor in Emerson College's Writing, Literature, and Publishing program.

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