Best of the Web 2009

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-07-01
  • Publisher: Dzanc Books
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Praise for the Best of the Web series:"Such a development could not have come at a better time for online literary publishing."-NewPages"The book is heartily significant, featuring work that is sometimes surprising . . . and sometimes exhilarating-not unlike the Web itself."- Los Angeles Times"The book, which canvasses both fiction and poetry, really cooks . . . in the melding of the two genres. . . . The Internet is built for this work: short and weird, just what oners"s attention span wants when clicking through. And Almond and Leslie wisely pick up on that, making the book worth paging through, as well."- Time Out Chicago"Though publishing online provides us the opportunity to present fiction free from economic imperative, permitting us, our authors, and our readers to relish in the experiment of expression, one of our great regrets is forgoing the sensation of binding it, printing it, holding the work we proudly select in our hands. Then along comes Dzanc Books, and this gift of a book, Best of the Web, that feels, to us, like the presentation of an award."-Aaron Petrovich and Alex Rose, editors, Hotel St. George PressThis Best of the Web anthology is the first comprehensive print anthology to represent the vast array of contemporary online literature on an annual basis, bringing the world of web journals to a greater audience.

Author Biography

A professor of creative writing at Ohio State University, Lee K. Abbott has published five short story collections and a collected stories collection of his work. He has won many awards over the course of his career and summers in New Mexico.

Table of Contents

Series Introductionp. i
Introduction: The Best of the Web 2009p. iv
The Boy and the Colgantep. 7
The World as You Left Itp. 14
LAndlordp. 15
When My Girlfriend Lost the Weightp. 16
An Interviewp. 35
Chamber Musicp. 37
Theodolite's Surveyp. 40
Whyp. 43
An Ugly Manp. 45
Powwowp. 47
Hivesp. 49
Macedonio Fernández: The Man Who Invented Borgesp. 50
On the Other Handp. 64
Amongst the Caresp. 76
Babyfatp. 77
Melville and Bartleby: Facing the End of an Audiencep. 79
An Interviewp. 95
Colorsp. 97
Photographerp. 105
Hidden Child # 9p. 107
More Than Just a Stolid Pumpp. 116
The Americanp. 122
The Right Passengersp. 124
Krazyp. 131
Forearm and Elbowp. 133
Hivep. 135
2 Storiesp. 136
An Interviewp. 140
The Dance of Curb Chickensp. 142
Bountyp. 144
Little Witchesp. 145
Bellyp. 146
I'm Not Supposed to Wear This Gorilla Costumep. 148
An Interviewp. 149
Anything Was Anythingp. 150
Catching Hell: The Joe Holt Integration Storyp. 153
No Knocksp. 166
To All Those Who Say Write What You Knowp. 176
How Catholicp. 178
A Floater on the Coursep. 180
Alopecia and the grizzly bearp. 183
The Starep. 184
Our Father in the Belly of the Fishp. 185
Rock Pastep. 189
Silver and Bluep. 191
Amputationp. 208
Cannibal Lovep. 210
Absent Without Leavep. 217
When He Diedp. 219
I Would Tell Youp. 225
The Unrealistic Philosopherp. 226
Ball Lightningp. 229
Geographiesp. 234
Little Motherp. 238
January in Decemberp. 242
Two Among Manyp. 260
Mandiblep. 267
New Joep. 278
Four Alabama Seasonsp. 283
Second Sundayp. 285
The Fridgep. 288
Spectrogram/Repairsp. 293
Knickersp. 298
2008 Notable Worksp. 303
Contributors' Notesp. 308
Index of Online Journals 2008-09p. 320
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