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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 authorrs"s body of work. Individuals who want a brief overview of the study of poetry.
Table of Contents
|The Telling of the Tale||p. 1|
|The Short Story Genre||p. 3|
|Reading and Analyzing Short Fiction||p. 6|
|Point of View||p. 12|
|Style and Symbol||p. 17|
|Writing About Short Fiction||p. 21|
|Young Goodman Brown||p. 31|
|The Tell-Tale Heart||p. 43|
|A Write Heron||p. 48|
|Mother Savage||p. 58|
|Desiree's Baby||p. 65|
|The Lady with the Pet Dog||p. 71|
|The Yellow Wallpaper||p. 86|
|Roman Fever||p. 101|
|Paul's Case||p. 113|
|Barn Burning||p. 148|
|The Secret Miracle||p. 165|
|Hills Like White Elephants||p. 172|
|The Chrysanthemums||p. 177|
|The Man Who Was Almost a Man||p. 187|
|A Worn Path||p. 199|
|A Party Down at the Square||p. 210|
|Good Country People||p. 219|
|Doctor Jack-o'-Lantern||p. 238|
|A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings||p. 252|
|The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas||p. 258|
|Dead Men's Path||p. 265|
|Time of Passage||p. 269|
|The Genius||p. 280|
|How I Met My Husband||p. 286|
|The Fat Girl||p. 302|
|Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?||p. 330|
|Happy Endings||p. 346|
|Everyday Use||p. 363|
|Died and Gone to Vegas||p. 372|
|Look on the Bright Side||p. 390|
|Woman Hollering Creek||p. 401|
|The Red Convertible||p. 412|
|In the American Society||p. 421|
|How to Talk to Your Mother (Notes)||p. 435|
|Stories Listed by Form, Genre, and Theme||p. 449|
|Index of Critical Terms||p. 457|
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