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Fiction: A Pocket Anthology (Penguin Academics Series),9780321087621

Fiction: A Pocket Anthology (Penguin Academics Series)

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9780321087621

ISBN10:
0321087623
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2002
Publisher(s):
Longman
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Summary

The perfect alternative to lengthy fiction anthologies, this brief, inexpensive, and diverse collection of 42 short stories provides a concise yet complete introduction to the study of fiction. Chronologically organized, the diverse selection includes the discipline' s most popular short stories. An " Introduction to Fiction" provides an overview of the genre, defining key literary terms in context. " Writing about Fiction" offers instruction for writing essays and covers MLA style citation. Biographical headnotes highlight common themes and ideas in the author's body of work. Individuals who want a brief overview of the study of poetry.

Table of Contents

Alphabetical List by Author xiii
Preface xvii
Introduction 1(1)
The Telling of the Tale
1(2)
The Short Story Genre
3(3)
Reading and Analyzing Short Fiction
6(1)
Plot
7(4)
Characterization
11(2)
Point of View
13(2)
Theme
15(1)
Setting
16(2)
Style and Symbol
18(3)
Writing About Short Fiction 21(8)
Fiction 29(402)
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)
Young Goodman Brown
31(13)
Edgar Allan Poe (1809--1849)
The Fall of the House of Usher
44(19)
Guy De Maupassant (1850--1893)
Mother Savage
63(7)
Kate Chopin (1851--1904)
The Story of an Hour
70(3)
Anton Chekhov (1860--1904)
An Upheaval
73(8)
Edith Wharton (1862--1937)
Roman Fever
81(13)
Willa Cather (1873-1947)
Paul's Case
94(19)
James Joyce (1882--1941)
Eveline
113(5)
D. H. Lawrence (1885--1930)
The Rocking-Horse Winner
118(15)
Katherine Anne Porter (1890--1980)
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
133(9)
Zora Neale Hurston (1891--1960)
Sweat
142(12)
William Faulkner (1897--1962)
A Rose for Emily
154(10)
Ernest Hemingway (1899--1961)
Hills Like White Elephants
164(5)
Jorge Luis Borges (1899--1986)
The Gospel According to Mark
169(6)
John Steinbeck (1902--1968)
The Chrysanthemums
175(11)
Richard Wright (1908--1960)
The Man Who Was Almost a Man
186(12)
Eudora Welty (B. 1909)
Livvie
198(14)
John Cheever (1912--1982)
Reunion
212(3)
Albert Camus (1913--1960)
The Guest
215(13)
Ralph Ellison (1914--1995)
A Party Down at the Square
228(7)
Shirley Jackson (1919--1965)
The Lottery
235(9)
Flannery O'Connor (1925--1964)
A Good Man is Hard to Find
244(16)
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (B. 1928)
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings
260(7)
Chinua Achebe (B. 1930)
Dead Men's Path
267(4)
Alice Munro (B. 1931)
Vandals
271(26)
John Updike (B. 1932)
A & P
297(7)
Raymond Carver (1938--1988)
A Samll, Good Thing
304(23)
Joyce Carol Oates (B. 1938)
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
327(17)
Margaret Atwood (B. 1939)
Happy Endings
344(4)
Bobbie Ann Mason (B. 1940)
Shiloh
348(14)
Alice Walker (B. 1944)
Everyday Use
362(9)
Tim Gautreaux (B. 1947)
Died and Gone to Vegas
371(17)
Dagoberto Gilb (B. 1950)
Look on the Bright Side
388(11)
Amy Tan (B. 1952)
Two Kinds
399(11)
Sandra Cisneros (B. 1954)
Barbie-Q
410(2)
Louise Erdrich (B. 1954)
The Red Convertible
412(10)
Lorrie Moore (B. 1954)
How to Talk to Your Mother (Notes)
422(9)
Acknowledgments 431(4)
Index of Critical Terms 435


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