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“Hyperinteresting shoptalk from some of literary culture's best shops, and best talkers.” ―Kathryn Schulz, New York Magazine (Top 10 Books of 2012)
“The stories are indeed varied in their style, as the editors' note promises, but many of them left me with the same feeling: devastation.” ―The Christian Science Monitor
“Object Lessons [is] my new favorite gift book.” ―Elizabeth Taylor, The Chicago Tribune
“This thoughtful book will make you look at short fiction with new eyes.” ―Minneapolis Star Tribune
“As the ‘Best American' anthologies begin their annual take-over of bookstore shelf space this month, short story fans should look past those displays to find this collection curated from the archives of The Paris Review.” ―The Cleveland Plain Dealer
“The editors call this a guide for young writers and readers interested in literary technique, and the book achieves that purpose while also serving as a tribute to the role The Paris Review has played in maintaining the diversity of the short story form. The collection reminds us that good stories are always whispering into each other's ears.” ―Publishers Weekly
“A compendium of The Paris Review's short story hits, curated with the ambitious, aspiring writer in mind. … Jeffrey Eugenides' discussion of Denis Johnson's "Car Crash While Hitchhiking" captures that story's heartbreak and serves as an essay on the virtues of the form itself. … A smart showcase of a half-century's worth of pathways in fiction.” ―Kirkus
Established in 1953, The Paris Review is America's preeminent literary magazine.
Lorin Stein is the editor of The Paris Review.
Sadie Stein is deputy editor of The Paris Review. They are not related.
What can you say about this great book but that it is a great work.Published 1 month ago by augustusmax
While I enjoyed a few of these stories immensely and some moderately so, there were several "misses" that were very hard to follow and I didn't enjoy reading very much. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Margaret Carmel
Nobody does it better (most of the time) than The Paris Review. Each 'object lesson' that precedes every story is a teaching and learning gem - almost mini short stories in... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Readerist
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OBJECT LESSONS collection of short stories by The Paris Review, copyright 2012, is for writers and readers who love to think off the page; those who thrive on creative... Read morePublished on October 18, 2013 by Shirley Mason
Object Lessons lives up to its aspiration: it compiles a collection that epitomizes the best short story writing--which isn't to say that every story will comparably titillate the... Read morePublished on August 6, 2013 by Davey Jones
The book is useful as it demonstrates many different styles and ways to tell a short story. Many of the stories are fantastic, some not so much to my liking.Published on June 17, 2013 by robert
I am a writer, so I'm always on the look out for a book to learn more about my craft. This book seemed to be both a collection of short stories which I could enjoy reading and a... Read morePublished on May 21, 2013 by Lynnda Ell
Object lessons was a collection of morose and bizarre far-fetched ruminations. I just couldn't fi nd a thread of something that I could say I enjoyed.Published on February 7, 2013 by schmeagle