The Portable Beat Reader
Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Neal Cassady, Bob Dylan, Norman Mailer and many others.
The World of the Short Story: A Twentieth Century Collection
Sixty-two stories by Thurber, Beerbohm, Kafka, D.H. Lawrence, Katherine Anne Porter, Isaac Babel, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, Borges, Nabokov, Hemingway, E.B. White, Graham Greene, Welty, Bellow, McCullers, Lessing, Capote, Munro, Oates, Atwood and others.
Reading I've Liked: A Personal Selection Drawn from Two Decades of Reading and Reviewing, Presented with an Informal Prologue and Various Commentaries
Edited by Clifton Fadiman. A potpourri of intriguing pieces from a wide range of writers, including Thomas Mann, George Santayana, H. W. Fowler, James Thurber, M.F.K Fisher, and Oliver Wendell Holmes.
The Best of Modern European Literature (Heart of Europe): An Anthology of Creative Writing in Europe, 1920-1940
From across Europe
Transcendentalism: A Reader
Writing long and short from the movement's founders.
A Treasury of Great Russian Short Stories, Pushkin to Gorky
The Fun of It
Pieces published in The New Yorker magazine from the 1920s to 2000, by Robert Benchley, James Thurber, E.B. White, A.J. Liebling, Lillian Ross, John Updike, Jacqueline Onassis, Jamaica Kincaid, Ian Frazier, Garrison Keillor and many others.
American Short Story Masterpieces
Stories from Bernard Malamud, Arthur Miller, James Baldwin, Flannery O'Connor, E.L. Doctorow, John Updike, Philip Roth, Richard Brautigan, Raymond Carver, Joyce Carol Oates, Tess Gallagher, Tobias Wolff and others.
Christian Short Stories : An Anthology
Literary classics from Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Flannery O'Connor, G.K. Chesterton, Anton Chekov and others.