Real Unreal: Best American Fantasy 3

Real Unreal: Best American Fantasy 3

Kevin Brockmeier Matthew Cheney MatthewCheney / Feb 28, 2020

Real Unreal Best American Fantasy A city in a bottle Kings Genies Jane Austen and Frankenstein Grandmothers at sea The acclaimed Best American Fantasy series continues with stories chosen by best selling writer Kevin Brockmeier Wit

  • Title: Real Unreal: Best American Fantasy 3
  • Author: Kevin Brockmeier Matthew Cheney MatthewCheney
  • ISBN: 9780980226089
  • Page: 440
  • Format: Paperback
  • A city in a bottle Kings Genies Jane Austen and Frankenstein Grandmothers at sea The acclaimed Best American Fantasy series continues with 20 stories chosen by best selling writer Kevin Brockmeier With stories by established writers, such as Peter S Beagle, Laura Kasischke, Jeffrey Ford, and Lisa Goldstein, alongside tales by brilliant newcomers like Kellie WelA city in a bottle Kings Genies Jane Austen and Frankenstein Grandmothers at sea The acclaimed Best American Fantasy series continues with 20 stories chosen by best selling writer Kevin Brockmeier With stories by established writers, such as Peter S Beagle, Laura Kasischke, Jeffrey Ford, and Lisa Goldstein, alongside tales by brilliant newcomers like Kellie Wells, Thomas Glave, Ryan Boudinot, and Rebecca Makkai, Real Unreal delivers a richly diverse experience of contemporary fiction Guest editor Brockmeier knows fantasy inside and out he is the recipient of three O Henry Awards, the Chicago Tribune s Nelson Algren Award, and an Italo Calvino Short Fiction Award His stories have been published widely, including The New Yorker, The Georgia Review, McSweeney s, and The Oxford American, and have been reprinted in Best American Short Stories, The Year s Best Fantasy and Horror, and the first volume of The Best American Fantasy.

    • [PDF] Download ↠ Real Unreal: Best American Fantasy 3 | by è Kevin Brockmeier Matthew Cheney MatthewCheney
      440 Kevin Brockmeier Matthew Cheney MatthewCheney
    • thumbnail Title: [PDF] Download ↠ Real Unreal: Best American Fantasy 3 | by è Kevin Brockmeier Matthew Cheney MatthewCheney
      Posted by:Kevin Brockmeier Matthew Cheney MatthewCheney
      Published :2019-05-14T07:46:50+00:00

    About "Kevin Brockmeier Matthew Cheney MatthewCheney"

      • Kevin Brockmeier Matthew Cheney MatthewCheney

        Born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, Brockmeier received his MFA from the Iowa Writer s Workshop in 1997 His stories have been featured in The New Yorker, McSweeny s, Crazyhorse, and The Georgia Review He is the recipient of an O Henry Award, the Nelson Algren Award, and a National Endowment of the Arts grant.


    830 Comments


    1. I love short story collections. They remind me of a Dmitri Martin joke. "My favorite fruit is grapes, because with grapes, you always get another chance. If you have a crappy grape, no problem. Just move on to the next one. Grapes: The fruit of hope."Short story collections are like that. A dozen or two stories, some of them work for me and some don't. Real Unreal slants toward the magical realism end of the fantasy spectrum, where "fantasy" means dreamscapes, hallucinations, unexplained phenome [...]


    2. I have to say upfront that the modern "literary" short story leaves me cold. It seems to me that the authors put the frame down at random, that it makes no difference where they begin or end the story, that nothing happens and nothing changes. Thus, you could easily have predicted that my opinion of a book of fantasy stories would not be improved by choosing the stories with an eye toward this "literary" ideal. There are twenty stories in this collection. Thomas Glave's "The Torturer's Wife" I r [...]


    3. I've been thinking a lot lately about the (arbitrary) distinction between "literary" and "genre" fiction, with the realization of how far I've fallen from my onetime literary snobbishness. Mostly what I've been thinking can be summed up by this. Which is to say that I'm a little irked by Kevin Brockmeier (a fantasy writer "passing" for literary (and whose The Brief History of the Dead I adore)) assembling a collection of stories so obviously aimed at squeamish literary readers who want to go slu [...]


    4. There are several excellent stories in this collection, and only one or two I found disappointing. Maybe the best compliment I can give Real Unreal: Best American Fantasy 3: prior to reading it, I'd only heard of 4 of the 20 authors, but after finishing it, more than half of them are firmly on my watch list. You won't find dragons, elves or sexy vampires here, but if you're interested in checking out some truly excellent stories that show how varied fantasy as a genre can be, give Real Unreal: B [...]


    5. Some great stories here.Safe Passage by Ramona Ausubel, about passing into death? Uncle Chaim, Aunt Rifke and the Angel by Peter S. Beagle, an artist an Angel and a young boy learn about life.The Torturer's Wife by Thomas Glave, a descent into madness?Serials by Katie Williams, a funny and scary story about serial killers and teenage girls.A non horror Stephen King story, The New York Times at Special Bargain Rates.Overall, a very good book.


    6. "The Torturer's Wife", by Thomas Glave, is AWESOME. I've still got 2 stories left to read in this collection, but I think I can safely say this is a great anthology (and duh! Kevin Brockmeier editing kinda guaranteed that) and that it's led me to a few new writers I'll definitely be checking out more of.


    7. Surprisingly good. I wouldn't have called myself a fantasy fan, but if this is what fantasy is, then I guess I am one. Don't let the cover or the stupid subtitle turn you off. No elves or lost swords in this collection. My favorites: Safe Passage, Cardiology, Reader's Guide, Rabbit Catcher of Kingdom Come, and Serials.





    Leave a Reply