The New Generation of Classic Short Stories

Vol. 21, No. 1

Vol 21 No 1

Spring 2017


Founding Editors Adrienne Brodeur, Francis Ford Coppola

Editor Michael Ray

Managing Editor Manjula Martin

Editorial Assistant Destynee Norwood

Readers Chris Arnold, Scott Badenoch, Want Chyi, Deborah Claymon, Kristen Kadner, Page McCargo, Thaïs Miller, Brianna Nelson, Elka Weber, Isaac Zisman

Copy Editor Anne Ray

Guest Designer Iggy Pop

Layout Sfaustina

Production Assistant Chad Keig

Publisher Francis Ford Coppola


Information Zoetrope: All-Story is a quarterly art and literary publication founded in 1997. The magazine is on the web at, on Twitter and Instagram at @Zoetrope_Mag, on Facebook, and headquartered in the Sentinel Building, 916 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94133.

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Submissions Zoetrope: All-Story considers submissions of stories and one-act plays under seven thousand words that are accompanied by SASE; first serial rights and a one-year film option are required. For complete guidelines, visit

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Printing Zoetrope: All-Story (ISSN 1091-2495) is printed in California by Community Printers Inc. and is published in March, June, September, and December by AZX Publications, 916 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94133. Volume 21 Number 1. Spring 2017. © 2017 by AZX Publications. All rights reserved. No part of this magazine may be reproduced without the express consent of AZX Publications.

Artwork Images are courtesy of Iggy Pop.

Classic Reprint “The Reinvention of Troubling Love” from Frantumaglia by Elena Ferrante and translated by Ann Goldstein—© 2016 by Europa Editions, and published by arrangement with Europa Editions—is part of Zoetrope: All-Story’s Classic Reprint series, in which short stories that inspired films are reprinted to illustrate the narrative relationship between the art forms. In this instance, the editors present a correspondence between writer and filmmaker that shaped an adaptation.