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Since 1993, Grove Press has been both a hardcover and paperback imprint of Grove Atlantic publishing fiction, drama, poetry, literature in translation, and general nonfiction. Authors and titles include Jon Lee Anderson’s Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life, Robert Olen Butler’s A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain (Pulitzer Prize for Literature 1993), Kiran Desai’s Inheritance of Loss (Man Booker Prize 2006), Richard Flanagan’s Gould’s Book of Fish (Commonwealth Prize 2002), Ismail Kadare’s The Siege, Jerzy Kosinski’s Steps (National Book Award 1969), Jacqueline Susann’s Valley of the Dolls, Nick McDonell’s Twelve, Catherine Millet’s The Sexual Life of Catherine M., Pascal Mercier’s Night Train to Lisbon, Kay Ryan (Poet Laureate of the United States 2008/9) as well as Antonio Lobo Antunes, Will Self, Barry Hannah, Terry Southern, and many others.

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“Schinto’s primary interest is great, contemporary short stories. The works of Doris Lessing, Alice Adams, Tobias Wolff, John Updike, and thirty other talented authors prove the compiler to be faithful and obedient to her intentions.” —Booklist
The Literary Dog
Great Contemporary Dog Stories
By Jeanne Schinto
Atlantic Monthly Press
978-0-87113-504-9 • $15.00 • Paperback • Sep. 1991
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“Dogs are not people dressed up in fur coats, and to deny them their nature is to do them great harm.” So says short-story writer Jeanne Schinto in her witty introduction to The Literary Dog, a superlative collection of contemporary stories written by some of the most important writers of our time.

A traditional dog story usually recounts some heroic and unbelievable dog deed that the teller swears is true. The stories in The Literary Dog, however, are not traditional dog stories at all. Writers of short fiction, from Kafka to Updike, have a distinguished history of using the dog as a subject for the highest and purest literary aims, stories not about dogs but rather ones in which dogs are essential and intrinsic to the effect.

Schinto has selected only contemporary pieces, most of which were first published in the 1980s. Including stories by some of the most important writers of our time, this beautiful and highly accomplished collection features good dogs and bad dogs, but only great fiction.

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B. Wongar, “Warand, the Dingo”
Mark Richard, “Strays”
Doris Lessing, “The Story of Two Dogs”
Alistair MacLeod, “Winter Dog”
Lynne Sharon Schwartz, “Sound is Second Sight”
T. Coraghessan Boyle, “Heart of a Champion”
Madison Smartt Bell, “Black and Tan”
Pinckney Benedict, “Dog”
Lee K. Abbott, “Where is Garland Steeples Now?”
Mary Hood, “How Far She Went”
Stephanie Vaughn, “Dog Heaven”
Tobias Wolff, “Passengers”
Amy Hempel, “Nashville Gone to Ashes”
Bobbie Ann Mason, “Lying Dogoo”
Veronica Geng, “Canine Château”
Raymond Carver, “Jerry and Molly and Sam”
Alice Adams, “Molly’s Dog”
E. S. Goldman, “Dog People”
David Updike, “Out on the Marsh”
John Updike, “Deaths of Distant Friends”
Mary la Chapelle, “The Understanding”
Barbara Nodine, “Dog Stories”
Pamela Painter, “Confusing the Dog”
Peter Cameron, “The Secret Dog”
Mark Strand, “Dog Life”
Rod Kessler, “Another Thursday with the Meyerhoffs”
Jim Shepard, “Reach for the Sky”
Wright Morris, “Victrola”
Jerry Bumpus, “The English and Their Dogs”
William Trevor, “The Penthouse Apartment”
John Edgar Wideman, “Little Brother”
Ann Beattie, “Distant Music”
Donald Barthelme, “The Falling Dog”
Michael Bishop, “Dogs’ Lives”

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