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Pub. Date:
1/17/2006
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Summary

The classroom standard for readers and aspiring writers of fiction, The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction offers the most comprehensive, engaging selection of classic and contemporary stories in the field.

Table of Contents

Chronological Table of Contents xiii
Preface xvii
Writing about Fiction xxi
Stories
Lee K. Abbott
One of Star Wars, One of Doom
1(16)
Sherwood Anderson
I Want to Know Why
17(7)
Margaret Atwood
Death by Landscape
24(13)
Related: Atwood, Why Do You Write? 1620
James Baldwin
Sonny's Blues
37(23)
Toni Cade Bambara
Gorilla, My Love
60(5)
Related: Bambara, What Is It I Think I'm Doing Anyhow? 1620
Andrea Barrett
The Littoral Zone
65(8)
Related: Barrett on Willa Cather's Paul's Case 1680
Donald Barthelme
Me and Miss Mandible
73(9)
Richard Bausch
Byron the Lyron
82(14)
Related: Bausch on Anton Chekhov's Gusev 1681
Bausch, Letter to a Young Writer 1621
Charles Baxter
The Disappeared
96(18)
Related: Baxter on William Maxwell's The Thistles in Sweden 1682
Ann Beattie
Snow
114(2)
Related: Beattie on Peter Taylor's A Spinster's Tale 1683
Madison Smartt Bell
Witness
116(12)
Related: Bell on George Garrett's Wounded Soldier 1684
Gina Berriault
Who Is It Can Tell Me Who I Am?
128(12)
Ambrose Bierce
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
140(7)
Jorge Luis Borges
Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote
147(8)
Ray Bradbury
The Veldt
155(11)
Frederick Busch
Bread
166(13)
Related: Busch on Ernest Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants 1685
Ethan Canin
The Year of Getting to Know Us
179(13)
Truman Capote
Miriam
192(9)
Raymond Carver
The Student's Wife
201(5)
Cathedral
206(11)
Related: Carver, From On Writing 1624
R. V. Cassill
The Rationing of Love
217(13)
Willa Cather
A Wagner Matinee
230(5)
Paul's Case
235(15)
Related: Andrea Barrett on Paul's Case 1680
John Cheever
The Enormous Radio
250(8)
The Death of Justina
258(8)
Anton Chekhov
Gusev
266(10)
Anna on the Neck
276(8)
The Lady with the Dog
284(13)
Related: Richard Baush on Gusev 1681
Chekhov, Letter to D. V. Grigorovich 1627
Chekhov, Letter to A. S. Suvorin 1628
Kate Chopin
The Story of an Hour
297(3)
Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)
The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
300(4)
The Invalid's Story
304(6)
Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness
310(61)
Related: Conrad, Preface to The Nigger of the ``Narcissus'' 1629
Conrad, Letter to Barrett H. Clark 1632
Barry Hannah on Heart of Darkness 1692
C. P. Sarvan, Racism and the Heart of Darkness 1704
Julio Cortazar
A Continuity of Parks
371(1)
Letter to a Young Lady in Paris
372(7)
Stephen Crane
The Open Boat
379(17)
The Blue Hotel
396(21)
Related: Crane, Letter to John Northern Hiliard 1633
Allan Gurganus on The Open Boat 1689
Charles C. Walcutt, [Stephen Crane: Naturalist] 1714
Edwidge Danticat
A Wall of Fire Rising
417(12)
Isak Dinesen
Sorrow-Acre
429(23)
Related: Tobias Wolff on Sorrow-Acre 1716
Susan Dodd
Public Appearances
452(10)
Related: Dodd on Eudora Welty's A Worn Path 1687
Andre Dubus
The Intruder
462(9)
Stuart Dybek
We Didn't
471(9)
Stanley Elkin
I Look Out for Ed Wolfe
480(19)
Ralph Ellison
King of the Bingo Game
499(8)
Related: Ellison, An Interview 1633
Louise Erdrich
Matchimanito
507(13)
William Faulkner
A Rose for Emily
520(7)
Dry September
527(8)
Barn Burning
535(13)
Related: Faulkner, An Interview 1636
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Babylon Revisited
548(16)
Richard Ford
Great Falls
564(12)
Related: Ford on Bharati Mukherjee's The Management of Grief 1688
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
A New England Nun
576(9)
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World
585(5)
George Garrett
Wounded Soldier
590(7)
Related: Madison Smartt Bell on Wounded Soldier 1684
Garrett on William Goyen's Ghost and Flesh, Water and Dirt 1689
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Yellow Wallpaper
597(12)
Nadine Gordimer
A Soldier's Embrace
609(11)
William Goyen
Ghost and Flesh, Water and Dirt
620(7)
Related: George Garrett on Ghost and Flesh, Water and Dirt 1689
Allan Gurganus
Nativity, Caucasian
627(7)
Related: Gurganus on Stephen Crane's The Open Boat 1689
Barry Hannah
Constant Pain in Tuscaloosa
634(5)
Related: Hannah on Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness 1692
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Young Goodman Brown
639(9)
The Birthmark
648(13)
Related: Edgar Allan Poe, Review of Hawthorne's Twice Told Tales 1702
Ernest Hemingway
Hills Like White Elephants
661(5)
Related: Frederick Busch on Hills Like White Elephants 1685
Hemingway, An Interview 1640
Amy Hempel
In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried
666(7)
Alice Hoffman
The Wedding of Snow and Ice
673(9)
Zora Neale Hurston
The Conscience of the Court
682(11)
Shirley Jackson
The Lottery
693(7)
Henry James
Greville Fane
700(13)
Related: James, The Art of Fiction 1643
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Passion
713(13)
Charles Johnson
Moving Pictures
726(5)
Edward P. Jones
A New Man
731(10)
Related: Jones on Frank O'Connor's Guests of the Nation 1693
James Joyce
Araby
741(4)
A Little Cloud
745(10)
The Dead
755(30)
Related: C. C. Loomis, Jr., Structure and Sympathy in Joyce's ``The Dead'' 1694
Franz Kafka
The Metamorphosis
785(32)
A Hunger Artist
817(8)
Related: Stanley Corngold, Kafka's The Metamorphosis: Metamorphosis of the Metaphor 1686
Kafka, Letter to Max Brod 1645
Yasunari Kawabata
The White Horse
825(3)
Jamaica Kincaid
Girl
828(2)
Ring Lardner
Ex Parte
830(9)
D. H. Lawrence
The Horse Dealer's Daughter
839(12)
The Rocking-Horse Winner
851(11)
Related: Lawrence, Why the Novel Matters 1647
Ursula K. Le Guin
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
862(5)
Doris Lessing
To Room Nineteen
867(24)
Related: Lessing, An Interview 1648
John L'Heureux
Brief Lives in California
891(9)
Sandra Tsing Loh
My Father's Chinese Wives
900(10)
Bernard Malamud
Angel Levine
910(8)
Thomas Mann
Death in Venice
918(51)
Disorder and Early Sorrow
969(23)
Related: David Luke, [Thomas Mann's ``Iridescent Interweaving''] 1697
Mann, Letter to Paul Amann 1650
Katherine Mansfield
Bliss
992(10)
Bobbie Ann Mason
Shiloh
1002(11)
Guy De Maupassant
Boule de Suif
1013(27)
An Adventure in Paris
1040(6)
Related: Maupassant, The Novel 1650
William Maxwell
The Thistles in Sweden
1046(15)
Related: Charles Baxter on The Thistles in Sweden 1682
John Updike, Three New Yorker Stalwarts [William Maxwell] 1709
Jill McCorkle
Intervention
1061(12)
James Alan McPherson
Why I Like Country Music
1073(12)
Herman Melville
Bartleby, the Scrivener
1085(27)
Related: Leo Marx, Melville's Parable of the Walls 1699
Bharati Mukherjee
The Management of Grief
1112(13)
Related: Richard Ford on The Management of Grief 1688
Mukherjee, A Four-Hundred-Year-Old Woman 1652
Alice Munro
Royal Beatings
1125(16)
Miles City, Montana
1141(15)
Related: Munro, What Is Real? 1654
Sabina Murray
Position
1156(9)
Vladimir Nabokov
Signs and Symbols
1165(5)
Hua-Ling Nieh
The Several Blessings of Wang Ta-nien
1170(6)
Joyce Carol Oates
How I Contemplated the World from the Detroit House of Correction and Began My Life Over Again
1176(12)
Related: Oates, The Art and Craft of Revision 1657
Tim O'Brien
The Things They Carried
1188(13)
Flannery O'Connor
A Good Man Is Hard to Find
1201(11)
Good Country People
1212(14)
Everything That Rises Must Converge
1226(12)
Related: O'Connor, The Nature and Aim of Fiction 1658
Lee Smith on A Good Man Is Hard to Find 1708
Frank O'Connor
Guests of the Nation
1238(9)
Related: Edward P. Jones on Guests of the Nation 1693
Tillie Olsen
O Yes
1247(13)
Luigi Pirandello
War
1260(4)
Edgar Allan Poe
The Fall of the House of Usher
1264(14)
The Purloined Letter
1278(14)
Related: Poe, The Philosophy of Composition 1659
Poe, Review of Hawthorne's Twice Told Tales 1702
Richard Wilbur, The House of Poe 1715
Katherine Anne Porter
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
1292(6)
Flowering Judas
1298(10)
Related: Porter, An Interview 1660
V. S. Pritchett
The Fall
1308(9)
Agnes Rossi
Morpheus
1317(5)
Philip Roth
The Conversion of the Jews
1322(11)
Irwin Shaw
The Girls in Their Summer Dresses
1333(7)
Jean Shepherd
Lost at C
1340(15)
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Gimpel the Fool
1355(11)
Lee Smith
Intensive Care
1366(19)
Related: Smith on Flannery O'Connor's A Good Man Is Hard to Find 1708
Elizabeth Spencer
Wisteria
1385(4)
John Steinbeck
The Chrysanthemums
1389(8)
Robert Stone
Under the Pitons
1397(20)
Linda Svendsen
Marine Life
1417(6)
Amy Tan
Rules of the Game
1423(8)
Peter Taylor
A Spinster's Tale
1431(16)
Related: Ann Beattie on A Spinster's Tale 1683
James Thurber
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
1447(5)
Related: Thurber, An Interview 1663
Leo Tolstoy
The Death of Ivan Ilych
1452(40)
Related: Gary Saul Morson, The Reader as Voyeur: Tolstoi and the Poetics of Didactic Fiction 1701
Tolstoy, What Is Art? 1665
John Updike
A & P
1492(5)
Brother Grasshopper
1497(10)
Related: Updike, Accepting the Howells Medal 1667
Updike, Three New Yorker Stalwarts [William Maxwell] 1709
Helena Maria Viramontes
The Moths
1507(5)
Alice Walker
Everyday Use
1512(7)
Robert Penn Warren
Blackberry Winter
1519(16)
Eudora Welty
Why I Live at the P.O.
1535(9)
A Worn Path
1544(6)
Related: Susan Dodd on A Worn Path 1687
Welty, An Interview 1668
W. D. Wetherell
The Man Who Loved Levittown
1550(12)
Edith Wharton
Xingu
1562(18)
Thomas Williams
Goose Pond
1580(10)
William Carlos Williams
The Use of Force
1590(4)
Tobias Wolff
In the Garden of the North American Martyrs
1594(9)
Related: Wolff on Isak Dineson's Sorrow-Acre 1716
Virginia Woolf
Kew Gardens
1603(6)
Richard Wright
The Man Who Was Almost a Man
1609(10)
Writers on Writing
1619(51)
Margaret Atwood
Why Do You Write?
1620(1)
Toni Cade Bambara
What Is It I Think I'm Doing Anyhow?
1620(1)
Richard Bausch
Letter to a Young Writer
1621(3)
Raymond Carver
From On Writing
1624(3)
Anton Chekhov
Letter to D. V. Grigorovich, March 28, 1886
1627(1)
Letter to A. S. Suvorin, October 27, 1888
1628(1)
Joseph Conrad
Preface to The Nigger of the ``Narcissus''
1629(3)
Letter to Barrett H. Clark, May 14, 1918
1632(1)
Stephen Crane
Letter to John Northern Hiliard, February 1895[?]
1633(1)
Ralph Ellison
An Interview
1633(3)
William Faulkner
An Interview
1636(4)
Ernest Hemingway
An Interview
1640(3)
Henry James
The Art of Fiction
1643(2)
Franz Kafka
Letter to Max Brod, July 5, 1922
1645(2)
D. H. Lawrence
Why the Novel Matters
1647(1)
Doris Lessing
An Interview
1648(2)
Thomas Mann
Letter to Paul Amann, September 10, 1915
1650(1)
Guy De Maupassant
The Novel
1650(2)
Bharati Mukherjee
A Four-Hundred-Year-Old Woman
1652(2)
Alice Munro
What Is Real?
1654(3)
Joyce Carol Oates
The Art and Craft of Revision
1657(1)
Flannery O'Connor
The Nature and Aim of Fiction
1658(1)
Edgar Allan Poe
The Philosophy of Composition
1659(1)
Katherine Anne Porter
An Interview
1660(3)
James Thurber
An Interview
1663(2)
Leo Tolstoy
What Is Art?
1665(2)
John Updike
Accepting the Howells Medal
1667(1)
Eudora Welty
An Interview
1668(2)
Writing Fiction
1670(10)
Reviews and Commentaries
1680(38)
Andrea Barrett
Willa Cather's ``Paul's Case''
1680(1)
Richard Bausch
Anton Chekhov's ``Gusev''
1681(1)
Charles Baxter
William Maxwell's ``The Thistles in Sweden''
1682(1)
Ann Beattie
Peter Taylor's ``A Spinster's Tale''
1683(1)
Madison Smartt Bell
George Garrett's ``Wounded Soldier''
1684(1)
Frederick Busch
Ernest Hemingway's ``Hills Like White Elephants''
1685(1)
Stanley Corngold
Kafka's The Metamorphosis: Metamorphosis of the Metaphor
1686(1)
Susan Dodd
Eudora Welty's ``A Worn Path''
1687(1)
Richard Ford
Bharati Mukherjee's ``The Management of Grief''
1688(1)
George Garrett
William Goyen's ``Ghost and Flesh, Water and Dirt''
1689(1)
Allan Gurganus
Stephen Crane's ``The Open Boat''
1689(3)
Barry Hannah
Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness
1692(1)
Edward P. Jones
Frank O'Connor's ``Guests of the Nation''
1693(1)
C. C. Loomis, Jr.
Structure and Sympathy in Joyce's ``The Dead''
1694(3)
David Luke
[Thomas Mann's ``Iridescent Interweaving'']
1697(2)
Leo Marx
Melville's Parable of the Walls
1699(2)
Gary Saul Morson
The Reader as Voyeur: Tolstoi and the Poetics of Didactic Fiction
1701(1)
Edgar Allan Poe
Review of Hawthorne's Twice Told Tales
1702(2)
C. P. Sarvan
Racism and the Heart of Darkness
1704(4)
Lee Smith
Flannery O'Connor's ``A Good Man Is Hard to Find''
1708(1)
John Updike
Three New Yorker Stalwarts [William Maxwell]
1709(5)
Charles C. Walcutt
[Stephen Crane: Naturalist]
1714(1)
Richard Wilbur
The House of Poe
1715(1)
Tobias Wolff
Isak Dinesen's ``Sorrow-Acre''
1716(2)
Glossary of Critical Terms 1718(7)
Permissions Acknowledgments 1725(8)
Index of Titles 1733


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