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Gholson, Craig, "Bobbie Ann Mason," in Bomb, Vol. 28, Summer 1989, pp. 40—43.

In this interview, Mason covers issues such as class and the importance of television in the lives of her characters.

Peach, Linden, "'K-Marts and Lost Parents': 'Dirty Realism' in Contemporary American and Irish Fiction," in Critical Survey, Vol. 9, No. 2, 1997, pp. 61—79.

Peach discusses both the definition of "dirty realism" and its use in the writing of Raymond Carver, Bobbie Ann Mason, and Tobias Wolff, among others.

Ryan, Maureen, "Stopping Places: Bobbie Ann Mason's Short Stories," in Women Writers of the Contemporary South, edited by Loren Logdsden and Charles W. Mayer, Western Illinois University Press, 1982, pp. 133—41.

In her examination of Mason's early short stories, Ryan focuses on issues of change as characters attempt to adjust to a changing rural landscape.

Wilhelm, Albert, Bobbie Ann Mason: A Study of the Short Fiction, Twayne's Studies in...

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