9780451628725

Points of View : Revised Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780451628725

  • ISBN10:

    0451628721

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/1/1995
  • Publisher: Signet

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Summary

Since its original publication in 1966, this volume has attained classic status. Now its contents have been updated and its cultural framework enlarged by the orginal editors. Many of the 44 stories come from a new writing generation with a contemporary consciousness, and this brilliant blending of masters of the past and the brightest talents of the present achieves the goal of making a great collection even greater.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
INTERIOR MONOLOGUE
A Telephone Call
15(6)
Dorothy Parker
I Stand Here Ironing
21(11)
Tillie Olsen
DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE
Straight Pool
32(4)
John O'Hara
The Lady's Maid
36(5)
Katherine Mansfield
...& Answers
41(15)
Joyce Carol Oates
LETTER NARRATION
Inter-Office
56(6)
Rosellen Brown
A Bundle of Letters
62(34)
Henry James
A Wilderness Station
96(30)
Alice Munro
Jupiter Doke, Brigadier General
126(12)
Ambrose Bierce
DIARY NARRATION
The Yellow Wallpaper
138(17)
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Night Watchman's Occurrence Book
155(9)
V. S. Naipaul
Amahl and the Night Visitors
164(17)
Lorrie Moore
SUBJECTIVE NARRATION
The Somebody
181(8)
Danny Santiago
My Side of the Matter
189(11)
Truman Capote
My Sister's Marriage
200(14)
Cynthia Marshall Rich
Why, You Reckon?
214(6)
Langston Hughes
A & P
220(7)
John Updike
Distance
227(12)
Grace Paley
DETACHED AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Christmas Eve at Johnson's Drugs N Goods
239(18)
Toni Cade Bambara
The Circuit
257(6)
Francisco Jimenez
First Confession
263(9)
Frank O'Connor
A Coupla Scalped Indians
272(14)
Ralph Ellison
Birthday
286(12)
David Wong Louie
The Passing
298(8)
Durango Mendoza
MEMOIR, OR OBSERVER NARRATION
The Voice from the Wall
306(14)
Amy Tan
Country
320(9)
Jayne Anne Phillips
Scales
329(14)
Louise Erdrich
The Bridle
343(18)
Raymond Carver
The Eggs of the World
361(7)
Toshio Mori
ANONYMOUS NARRATION---SINGLE CHARACTER POINT OF VIEW
The Five-Forty-Eight
368(15)
John Cheever
The Stone Boy
383(13)
Gina Berriault
Doby's Gone
396(8)
Ann Petry
Act of Faith
404(18)
Irwin Shaw
Come Out the Wilderness
422(26)
James Baldwin
ANONYMOUS NARRATION---DUAL CHARACTER POINT OF VIEW
Sinking House
448(13)
T. Coraghessan Boyle
The Only Rose
461(15)
Sarah Orne Jewett
Strong Horse Tea
476(8)
Alice Walker
Uglypuss
484(25)
Margaret Atwood
ANONYMOUS NARRATION---MULTIPLE CHARACTER POINT OF VIEW
Fever Flower
509(13)
Shirley Ann Grau
The Suicides of Private Greaves
522(27)
James Moffett
Inez
549(6)
Merle Hodge
ANONYMOUS NARRATION---NO CHARACTER POINT OF VIEW
A New Window Display
555(9)
Nicholosa Mohr
The Lottery
564(10)
Shirley Jackson
Powerhouse
574(12)
Eudora Welty
Afterword 586(17)
References 603(1)
Related Works 604(1)
James Moffett
Acknowledgments 605

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