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The Art of the Short Story

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This historically arranged anthology of short fiction by top American and international writers provides a comprehensive collection of both the classic stories as well as the most effective, relevant, and engaging modern and contemporary short stories. Through four distinct historical units, the author looks at the development of the short story as a genre. The historical introductions and visual spreads that begin each unit help instructors and students place the stories they read in a broader context. In addition to delineating the history and future of the short story, the anthology provides a comprehensive collection of classical and traditional stories and demonstrates the liveliness, flexibility, and dynamic nature of the genre. This dual focus grounds students in the tradition of the short story genre and gives them an appreciation for its contemporary context. Unlike many introductions to short fiction, this anthology includes a strong representation of newer works by international and American writers.

Table of Contents

Preface xxi
Elements of the Short Story: Guidelines for Reading and Writing 1(10)
PART 1 Stories 11(1400)
Precursors to the Short Story
13(38)
MYTHS
16(1)
BIBLICAL STORIES
16(1)
DAIS
17(1)
FABLIAUX AND FABLES
17(1)
FOLKTALES AND FAIRY TALES
18(1)
INFLUENCES
18(1)
Aesop (c. 620-560 B.C.)
19(1)
"The Fox and the Grapes" (translated by V.S. Vernon Jones)
19(1)
"The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse" (translated by V.S. Vernon Jones)
20(1)
The King James Bible (1611)
20(2)
From Book of Genesis: "The Creation of the World" (10th-2nd centuries B.C.)
21(1)
Chuang Tzu (c. 369-268 B.C.)
22(2)
"A Butterfly's Dream" (retold by Cheo-Kang Sie)
22(1)
From "Discussion on Making All Things Equal" (translated by Burton Watson)
23(1)
Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1342-1400)
24(8)
"The Wife of Bath's Tale" (translated by Theodore Morrison)
24(8)
Marie de France (c. 1150)
32(9)
"Guigemar" (translated by Glyn S. Burgess and Keith Busby)
33(8)
Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm (1785-1863 AND 1786-1859)
41(2)
"Godfather Death" (translated by Lore Segal)
41(2)
Delia Oshogay (EARLY 20TH CENTURY)
43(3)
"Oshkikwe's Baby" (traditional, interpreted by Maggie Lamorie)
43(3)
Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.)
46(5)
"The Parable of the Cave" (translated by Benjamin Jowett)
46(5)
The Nineteenth-Century Short Story: 1800 to 1899
51(414)
THE MAGAZINE INDUSTRY
56(1)
THE RISE OF FICTION
57(1)
EDGAR ALLAN POE
57(1)
THE REALIST SHORT STORY OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
58(1)
THE CHANGING RELATIONSHIP
59(1)
GLOBAL LITERARY CONNECTIONS
59(1)
AN INTERNATIONAL FORM
60(1)
FRENCH AND RUSSIAN WRITERS OF THE SHORT STORY
60(1)
THE SHORT STORY AND TECHNOLOGY
61(1)
THE SHORT STORY AT THE END OF THE CENTURY
61(1)
Emilia Pardo Bazan (1851-1921)
62(16)
"The Heart Lover" (translated by Edward and Elizabeth Huberman)
63(15)
Ambrose Bierce (1842–C. 1914)
78(8)
"An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"
79(7)
Related Critical Essay: Roy Morris Junior, from Ambrose Bierce: Alone in Bad Company (p. 1476)
Anton Chekhov (1860-1904)
86(21)
"The Darling" (translated by Constance Garnett)
86(9)
"The Lady with the Dog" (translated by Constance Garnett)
95(12)
Stephen Crane (1871-1900)
107(18)
"The Open Boat"
107(18)
Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881)
125(15)
"The Dream of a Ridiculous Man" (translated by David Magarshack)
125(15)
Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)
140(1)
"A Scandal in Bohemia"
141(16)
Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852)
157(21)
"The Overcoat" (translated by Constance Garnett)
157(21)
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)
178(29)
"Rappaccini's Daughter"
178(20)
"Young Goodman Brown"
198(9)
Related Critical Essay: Edgar Allan Poe, "Hawthorne's Twice-Told Tales" (p. 1488)
Washington Irving (1783-1859)
207(13)
"Rip Van Winkle: A Posthumous Writing of Diedrich Knickerbocker"
208(12)
Henry James (1843-1916)
220(41)
Daisy Miller: A Study
220(41)
Related Essay: Henry James, "The Art of Fiction" (p. 1534)
Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909)
261(8)
"A White Heron"
261(8)
Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893)
269(6)
"The Necklace" (translated by Brander Matthews)
269(6)
Herman Melville (1819-1891)
275(27)
"Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street"
276(26)
Related Critical Essay: Elizabeth Hardwick, "Bartleby in Manhattan" (p. 1457)
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
302(19)
"The Cask of Amontillado"
302(5)
"The Purloined Letter"
307(14)
Mary Shelley (1797-1851)
321(9)
"The Mortal Immortal: A Tale"
321(9)
Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)
330(41)
"The Death of Ivan Ilych" (translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude and revised by Michael R. Katz)
331(40)
Mark Twain (1835-1910)
371(10)
"Jim Baker's Blue Jay Yarn"
372(3)
"The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"
375(4)
"The War Prayer"
379(2)
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
381(84)
"Lord Arthur Savile's Crime: A Study of Duty"
382(23)
Nineteenth-Century Cluster: Domestic Fictions
405(73)
Kate Chopin (1851-1904)
406(1)
"Désirée's Baby"
406(1)
"The Story of an Hour"
410(2)
Mary Wilkins Freeman (1852-1930)
412(1)
"A New England Nun"
413(1)
"The Revolt of 'Mother"
421(11)
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)
432(1)
"The Yellow Wallpaper"
433(12)
Martha J. Cutter
445(1)
"Frontiers of Language: Engendering Discourse in 'The Revolt of "Mother"'"
445(9)
Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar
454(1)
FROM The Madwoman in the Attic
454(4)
Leah Blatt Glasser
458(1)
FROM In a Closet Hidden: The Life and Work of Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
458(7)
The Modern Short Story: 1900 to 1969
465(444)
THE DIVIDING LINE: WORLD WAR I
470(2)
RESTLESS MODERNITY
472(1)
THE LITERATURE OF CHANGE
473(1)
THE WORLD EXPANDS
474(2)
THE WORLD EXPLODES
476(1)
CRASHING INTO CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE
477(1)
Chinua Achebe (B. 1930)
478(3)
"Dead Men's Path"
478(3)
Related Critical Essay: Chinua Achebe, "The Novelist as Teacher" (p. 1431)
Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941)
481(7)
"The Triumph of the Egg"
481(7)
James Baldwin (1924-1987)
488(23)
"Sonny's Blues"
489(22)
Related Critical Essay: Pancho Savery, "Baldwin, Bebop, and 'Sonny's Blues" (p. 1500)
Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986)
511(5)
"Emma Zunz"
512(4)
Willa Cather (1873-1947)
516(14)
"Paul's Case"
516(14)
Related Critical Essay: Sharon O'Brien, from Willa Cather: The Emerging Voice (p. 1484)
John Cheever (1912-1982)
530(16)
"The Enormous Radio"
531(7)
"The Swimmer"
538(8)
Colette (1873-1954)
546(3)
"The Other Wife" (translated by Matthew Ward)
547(2)
Haroldo Conti (B. 1925)
549(4)
"Lost" (translated by Norman Thomas Giovanni)
549(4)
Julio Cortazar (1914-1984)
553(2)
"Continuity of Parks" (translated by Paul Blackburn)
553(2)
Ralph Ellison (1914-1994)
555(11)
"The Battle Royal"
555(11)
William Faulkner (1897-1962)
566(7)
"A Rose for Emily"
566(7)
Related Critical Essay: Judith Fetterley, "A Rose for 'A Rose for Emily'" (p. 1451)
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)
573(16)
"Babylon Revisited"
574(15)
Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)
589(4)
"Hills like White Elephants"
590(3)
Interview: Ernest Hemingway, Interviewed by George Plimpton (p. 1579)
Shirley Jackson (1919-1965)
593(7)
"The Lottery"
594(6)
Related Critical Essay: Shirley Jackson, "Biography of a Story" (p. 1465)
James Joyce (1882-1941)
600(5)
"Araby"
601(4)
Franz Kafka (1883-1924)
605(7)
"A Hunger Artist" (translated by Willa and Edwin Muir)
606(6)
D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930)
612(12)
"The Rocking-Horse Winner"
613(11)
Doris Lessing (B. 1919)
624(23)
"To Room Nineteen"
624(23)
Clarice Lispector (1920-1977)
647(6)
"The Smallest Woman in the World" (translated by Giovanni Pontiero)
648(5)
Jack London (1876-1916)
653(11)
"To Build a Fire"
654(10)
Bernard Malamud (1914-1986)
664(13)
"The Magic Barrel"
665(12)
Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923)
677(11)
"The Garden-Party"
677(11)
Yukio Mishima (1925-1970)
688(17)
"Patriotism" (translated by Geoffrey W. Sargent)
688(17)
Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964)
705(26)
"Good Country People"
706(14)
"A Good Man Is Hard to Find"
720(11)
Related Essay: Flannery O'Connor, "Writing Short Stories" (p. 1555)
Frank O'Connor (1903-1966)
731(9)
"Guests of the Nation"
731(9)
Tillie Olsen (B.C. 1912)
740(6)
"I Stand Here Ironing"
741(5)
Anna Maria Ortese (1914-1998)
746(11)
"A Pair of Glasses" (translated by Kathrine Jason)
747(10)
Dorothy Parker (1893-1967)
757(17)
"Big Blonde"
758(16)
Luigi Pirandello (1876-1936)
774(7)
"The Jar" (translated by Arthur and Henrie Mayne)
774(7)
Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980)
781(5)
"Theft"
782(4)
Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)
786(18)
"The Room" (translated by Lloyd Alexander)
787(17)
Delmore Schwartz (1913-1966)
804(6)
"In Dreams Begin Responsibilities"
805(5)
John Steinbeck (1902-1968)
810(9)
"The Chrysanthemums"
811(8)
John Updike (B. 1932)
819(5)
"A & P"
819(5)
Luisa Valenzuela (B. 1938)
"A Famile for Clotilde" (translated by Hortense Carpentier and J. Jorge Castello)
824(6)
Interview: Luisa Valenzuela, Interviewed by Marie-Lise Gazarian Gautier (p. 1619)
Eudora Welty (1909-2001)
830(10)
"Why I Live at the P.O."
831(9)
Edith Wharton (1862-1937)
840(10)
"Roman Fever"
840(10)
Related Critical Essay: Dale M. Bauer, "Edith Wharton's 'Roman Fever': A Rune of History" (p. 1437)
Richard Wright (1908-1960)
850(59)
"The Man Who Was Almost a Man"
851(10)
Modern Cluster: The Harlem Renaissance
861(60)
Arna Bontemps (1902-1973)
862(1)
"A Summer Tragedy"
863(7)
Langston Hughes (1902-1967)
870(1)
"Cora Unashamed"
870(7)
Zora Neale Hurston (c. 1901-1960)
877(1)
"Drenched in Light"
878(1)
"Sweat"
883(8)
Langston Hughes (1902-1967)
891(1)
From The Big Sea: "When the Negro Was in Vogue"
891(1)
"Harlem Literati"
898(1)
"Downtown"
903(3)
David Kuperman
906(1)
"Dying: The Shape of Victory in 'A Summer Tragedy"'
906(3)
The Contemporary Short Story: 1970 to the Present
909(502)
FEMINIST VOICES
914(1)
POSTMODERN LITERATURE
915(1)
TEXT WITHOUT CENTERS: THE MULTICULTURAL VOICE
916(4)
TECHNOLOGY AND THE CONTEMPORARY TEXT
920(1)
THE COMPLEX LEGACY OF CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE
921(1)
Isabel Allende (B. 1942)
921(8)
"And of Clay Are We Created"
922(7)
Interview: Isabel Allende, Interviewed by Farhat Iftekharuddin (p. 1570)
Margaret Atwood (B.1939)
929(3)
"Happy Endings"
929(3)
Related Critical Essay: Margaret Atwood, "Reading Blind" (p. 1434)
Toni Cade Bambara (1939-1995)
932(6)
"The Lesson"
932(6)
T.C. Boyle (B. 1948)
938(9)
"Sinking House"
938(9)
Kate Braverman (B.1950)
947(9)
"Hour of the Fathers"
947(9)
Robert Olen Butler (B.1945)
956(9)
"A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain"
957(8)
Ethan Canin (B.1960)
965(9)
"Emperor of the Air"
965(9)
Raymond Carver (1938-1988)
974(28)
"Cathedral"
975(10)
"A Small, Good Thing"
985(17)
Related Essay: Raymond Carver, "On Writing" (p. 1530)
Sandra Cisneros (B.1954)
1002(2)
"Barbie-Q"
1002(2)
Peter Ho Davies (B. 1966)
1004(9)
"What You Know"
1004(9)
Louise Erdrich (B.1954)
1013(21)
"American Horse"
1014(9)
"The Red Convertible"
1023(7)
"The Shawl"
1030(4)
Interview: Louise Erdrich, Interviewed by Robert Spillman (p. 1595)
Richard Ford (B.1944)
1034(15)
"Rock Springs"
1035(14)
Interview: Richard Ford, Interviewed by Ned Stuckey-French (p. 1598)
Mary Gaitskill (B.1954)
1049(10)
"Tiny, Smiling Daddy"
1050(9)
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (B.1928)
1059(15)
"I Only Came to Use the Phone" (translated by Edith Grossman)
1059(10)
"A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" (translated by Gregory Rabassa)
1069(5)
Allan Gurganus (B. 1947)
1074(10)
"He's at the Office"
1074(10)
Patricia Henley (B. 1947)
1084(11)
"The Secret of Cartwheels"
1085(10)
Gish Jen (B. 1956)
1095(11)
"In the American Society"
1095(11)
Le Minh Khue (B. 1949)
1106(13)
"The Distant Stars" (translated by Bac Hoai Tran and Dana Sachs)
1106(13)
Related Critical Essay: Dana Sachs, "Small Tragedies and Distant Stars: Le Minh Khue's Language of Lost Ideals" (p. 1493)
Jamaica Kincaid (B. 1949)
1119(4)
"Wingless"
1120(3)
Jhumpa Lahiri (B. 1967)
1123(13)
"A Temporary Matter"
1123(13)
Related Essay: Jhumpa Lahiri, "The Author of Interpreter of Maladies Interprets Herself" (p. 1548)
Ursula K. LeGuin (B.1929)
1136(5)
"The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas"
1136(5)
David Leavitt (B. 1961)
1141(15)
"Houses"
1141(15)
Bobbie Ann Mason (B.1940)
1156(11)
"Shiloh"
1157(10)
Toni Morrison (B. 1931)
1167(14)
"Recitatif"
1167(14)
Alice Munro (B.1931)
1181(16)
"Floating Bridge"
1182(15)
Related Essay: Alice Munro, "What Is Real?" (p. 1552)
R.K. Narayan (1906-2001)
1197(3)
"House Opposite"
1198(2)
Joyce Carol Oates (B.1938)
1200(24)
"How I Contemplated the World from the Detroit House of Correction and Began My Life Over Again"
1201(11)
"Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"
1212(12)
Related Essay: Joyce Carol Oates, "Beginnings: The Origins and Art of the Short Story" (p. 1563)
Tim O'Brien (B.1946)
1224(27)
"Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong"
1225(13)
"The Things They Carried"
1238(13)
Related Critical Essay: Katherine Kinney, from Friendly Fire (p. 1479)
ZZ Packer (B.1973)
1251(29)
"Brownies"
1251(15)
"Drinking Coffee Elsewhere"
1266(14)
Grace Paley (B.1922)
1280(5)
"A Conversation with My Father"
1281(4)
Philip Roth (B.1933)
1285(21)
"Defender of the Faith"
1285(21)
Akhil Sharma (B.1971)
1306(18)
"If You Sing Like That for Me"
1307(17)
Leslie Marmon Silko (B.1948)
1324(7)
"Yellow Woman"
1324(7)
Interview: Leslie Marmon Silko, Interviewed by Florence Boos (p. 1611)
Helena Maria Viramontes (B. 1954)
1331(5)
"The Moths"
1332(4)
Alice Walker (B. 1944)
1336(6)
"Everyday Use"
1336(6)
Related Critical Essay: Sam Whitsett, "In Spite of It All: A Reading of Alice Walker's 'Everyday Use" (p. 1509)
Tobias Wolff (B.1945)
1342(4)
"Bullet in the Brain"
1343(3)
Monica Wood (B.1953)
1346(67)
"Disappearing"
1347(4)
Contemporary Cluster: Postcolonial Literature
1351(63)
Ama Ata Aidoo (B. 1942)
1352(1)
"The Message"
1353(6)
Peter Carey (B.1943)
1359(1)
"Do You Love Me?"
1361(7)
Hanif Kureishi (B.1954)
1368(1)
"My Son the Fanatic"
1369(8)
Salman Rushdie (B.1947)
1377(1)
"Good Advice Is Rarer Than Rubies"
1377(5)
John McLeod
1382(1)
"FROM 'Commonwealth' to 'Postcolonial"'
1382(17)
Anne McClintock
1399(1)
"The Angel of Progress: Pitfalls of the Term 'Postcolonialism"'
1399(12)
PART 2 Reading, Writing, Discussing 1411(214)
Reading: The Critical Essays
1413(116)
Elizabeth Abel
1414(17)
"Black Writing, White Reading: Race and the Politics of Feminist Interpretation"
1414(17)
Chinua Achebe
1431(3)
"The Novelist as Teacher"
1431(3)
Margaret Atwood
1434(3)
"Reading Blind"
1434(3)
Dale M. Bauer
1437(12)
"Edith Wharton's 'Roman Fever': A Rune of History"
1437(12)
Steven Carter
1449(2)
"Tolstoy's 'The Death of Ivan Ilyich" "
1449(2)
Judith Fetterley
1451(6)
"A Rose for 'A Rose for Emily"'
1451(6)
Elizabeth Hardwick
1457(8)
"Bartleby in Manhattan"
1457(8)
Shirley Jackson
1465(11)
"Biography of a Story"
1465(11)
Roy Morris Junior
1476(3)
FROM Ambrose Bierce: Alone in Bad Company
1476(3)
Katherine Kinney
1479(5)
FROM Friendly Fire
1479(5)
Sharon O'Brien
1484(4)
FROM Willa Cather: The Emerging Voice
1484(4)
Edgar Allan Poe
1488(5)
"Hawthorne's Twice-Told Tales"
1488(5)
Dana Sachs
1493(7)
"Small Tragedies and Distant Stars: Le Minh Khue's Language of Lost Ideals"
1493(7)
Pancho Savery
1500(9)
"Baldwin, Bebop, and 'Sonny's Blues—
1500(9)
Sam Whitsitt
1509(20)
"In Spite of It All: A Reading of Alice Walker's 'Everyday Use—
1509(20)
Writing: Crafting the Short Story
1529(40)
Raymond Carver (1938-1988)
1530(4)
"On Writing"
1530(4)
Henry James (1843-1916)
1534(14)
"The Art of Fiction"
1534(14)
Jhumpa Lahiri (B. 1967)
1548(4)
"The Author of Interpreter of Maladies Interprets Herself"
1548(4)
Alice Munro (B. 1931)
1552(3)
"What Is Real?"
1552(3)
Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964)
1555(8)
"Writing Short Stories"
1555(8)
Joyce Carol Oates (3.1938)
1563(6)
"Beginnings: The Origins and Art of the Short Story"
1563(6)
Discussing: Writers Talk about Their Work
1569(56)
Isabel Allende
1570(9)
Interviewed by Farhat Iftekharuddin
1570(9)
Ernest Hemingway
1579(16)
Interviewed by George Plimpton
1579(16)
Louise Erdrich
1595(3)
Interviewed by Robert Spillman
1595(3)
Richard Ford
1598(13)
Interviewed by Ned Stuckey-French
1598(13)
Leslie Marmon Silko
1611(8)
Interviewed by Florence Boos
1611(8)
Luisa Valenzuela
1619(6)
Interviewed by Marie-Lise Gazarian Gautier
1619(6)
PART 3 Appendixes 1625
Glossary of Literary Terms
1627(4)
MLA Documentation
1631(6)
Film Bibliography
1637(4)
Chronological Table of Contents
1641(8)
Thematic Table of Contents
1649
Credits C-1
Index of Terms I-1
Index of Authors and Titles I-3


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