Tiny Heavyweights: Or, 'A Steady Decadent Diet of Short Attention Spam'

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Most short story collections are great introductory sampler packs of an author's style.  Others offer experiments and bite-size scenarios to keep the fans sated between novels.  But every now and then I read a short story that's built so perfectly, so standalone and compact that i want to share it with the world.  And for an author to pull that off repeatedly in a collection?  Don't get me started!  Okay, do: here are some examples of the unique art of cramming 300 pages of ideas into 5-20.  

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CivilWarLand in Bad Decline: Stories and a Novella Cover Image
By George Saunders, Joshua Ferris (Introduction by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812987683
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 26th, 2016

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All Fires the Fire Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811229456
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Published: New Directions - April 28th, 2020

Friday Black Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328911247
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Published: Mariner Books - October 23rd, 2018

Your Duck Is My Duck: Stories Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062688781
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Published: Ecco - June 18th, 2019

Forty Stories Cover Image
By Donald Barthelme, Dave Eggers (Introduction by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780142437810
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Published: Penguin Classics - January 25th, 2005

The Collected Stories of Diane Williams Cover Image
By Diane Williams, Ben Marcus (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781616959852
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Published: Soho Press - September 10th, 2019

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Cool for America: Stories Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374108168
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - July 7th, 2020

The Rainbow Stories Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780140171549
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Published: Penguin Books - July 1st, 1992

Orientation and Other Stories Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780865478718
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 22nd, 2012

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The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780997366648
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Published: Dorothy a Publishing Project - April 28th, 2017

Lazar Malkin Enters Heaven (Library of Modern Jewish Literature) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780815603566
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Published: Syracuse University Press - October 1st, 1995

Bring Out the Dog: Stories Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812985689
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - January 7th, 2020