Top 10 New Classic Stories (Entertainment Weekly - Elizabeth Gilbert)

A Listmania! list by M. E. S. "GAPoet" (Heart of Georgia)
The list author says: "Hi. This is a list from 2009 (June 27) issue of Entertainment Weekly. I don't know the merit of it or how much I agree or disagree with it, but Elizabeth Gilbert has a great list here! I have personally used and enjoyed Robert Olen Butler's story and Adam Johnson's story in English composition classes, both at the university level and at the community college level! Also, I think Raymond Carver and Alice Munro and Junot Diaz are excellent choices! Now will this stand the test of time? Who knows?"
Heavy Water and Other Stories
1.  Heavy Water and Other Stories by Martin Amis
The list author says:
  ""The Coincidence of the Arts" is the stor she references as the number one selection."
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Tabloid Dreams: Stories
2.  Tabloid Dreams: Stories by Robert Olen Butler
The list author says:
  ""Jealous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot" is a great story, short and a classic. Also check out his humorous alien abduction and bigfoot stories!"
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Cathedral
3.  Cathedral by Raymond Carver
The list author says:
  ""Cathedral" is a story in this collection and the number three choice on this list of new Classic short stories."
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Drown
4.  Drown by Junot Díaz
The list author says:
  "Beside the story called "Drown" in this collection, check out his prize winning novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, and then watch as he wins more and more prizes with future books! This author is going to be one of the greats!"
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Emporium: Stories
5.  Emporium: Stories by Adam Johnson
The list author says:
  ""Teen Sniper" reminds me of "Sniper" by Liam Flaherty which is a great story often found in middle school English books. But it is even better and something very deep!"
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All Aunt Hagar's Children
6.  All Aunt Hagar's Children by Edward P. Jones
The list author says:
  ""Adam Robinson Acquires Grandparents and a Little Sister""
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Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories
7.  Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories by Alice Munro
The list author says:
  "one of the great short story writers of our time! Something about her reminds me of Katherine Ann Porter and Oates, two other great writers of stories!"
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Close Range : Wyoming Stories
8.  Close Range : Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx
The list author says:
  "everybody seems to be jumping on this story since the movie and I can't separate the hype anymore from the writing. Is it really all that? I don't know, but "Brokeback Mountain" is a story that will be here tomorrow."
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Pastoralia
9.  Pastoralia by George Saunders
The list author says:
  ""Pastoralia" is the story from this collection that is number 9 on her list."
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The Night In Question: Stories
10.  The Night In Question: Stories by Tobias Wolff
The list author says:
  "the last story on the list. It seems like there should be more, no? I can think of so many names that are contemporary and timeless and tomorrow's classic that are not on the list! Can you?"
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