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A World of Fiction Twenty Timeless Short Stories,9780131946361

A World of Fiction Twenty Timeless Short Stories

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9780131946361

ISBN10:
0131946366
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Pub. Date:
12/2/2005
Publisher(s):
Pearson Education ESL
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Summary

The stories in A World of Fiction, Second Edition, by Sybil Marcus, embrace a variety of themes, literary and linguistic styles, and time frames. Advanced students will sharpen their reading, speaking, vocabulary, and writing skills as they discover the pleasure and reward of reading fiction. #xA0; This anthology provides complete and unabridgedselections by: Woody Allen #xB7; Kate Chopin #xB7; Nadine Gordimer #xB7; James Joyce #xB7; D.H. Lawrence #xB7; Bernard Malamud #xB7; Katherine Mansfield #xB7; William Maxwell #xB7; Frank O#x19;Connor #xB7; Grace Paley #xB7; Anne Petry #xB7; Budd Schulberg #xB7; James Thurber #xB7; Anne Tyler #xB7; Arturo Vivante #xB7; Kurt Vonnegut #xB7; Alice Walker #xB7; Tobias Wolf #xB7; Monica Wood #xB7; Virginia Woolf #xA0; Features Five new stories Updated author biographies #x1C;Focus on Language#x1D; sections that highlight grammatical structures and vocabulary Exploration of literary elements such as time, setting, action, and motive A wide variety of stimulating discussion and writing topics

Table of Contents

Preface ix
How to Use This Book xi
Husbands, Wives, and Lovers
Can-Can
3(10)
Arturo Vivante
Literary Elements: Irony, Symbol
Language Elements: Gerunds and Present Participles, Short Expressions Using And, Definitions
The Story of an Hour
13(10)
Kate Chopin
Literary Elements: Epiphany, Metaphor and Simile, Personification
Language Elements: Suffixes, Prepositions
Epicac
23(16)
Kurt Vonnegut
Literary Elements: Personification, Colloquialism and Humor
Language Elements: Lie/Lay, Two-Word Verbs, Idioms Containing Body Parts
The Legacy
39(12)
Virginia Woolf
Literary Element: Point of View
Language Element: Adjectives Describing Character
The Kugelmass Episode
51(18)
Woody Allen
Literary Elements: Dialogue, Characterization: Flat Characters, Anachronism and Humor
Language Elements: Verbs that Introduce Dialogue, Idioms
An Intruder
69(20)
Nadine Gordimer
Literary Elements: Imagery: Simile and Metaphor
Language Elements: Adjective Clauses, Adjectives in Context
Parent and Child
Powder
89(14)
Tobias Wolff
Literary Elements: Repetition and Alliteration
Language Elements: Participial Phrases, Dangling Modifiers, Sentence Fragments, Alliteration, Prepositions
Mother
103(10)
Grace Paley
Literary Element: Flashback
Language Elements: Past Tenses, Synonyms
A Short Digest of a Long Novel
113(10)
Budd Schulberg
Literary Elements: Imagery: Simile and Metaphor
Language Elements: Prefixes, Similes and Metaphors, Word Sets
The Rocking-Horse Winner
123(20)
D. H. Lawrence
Literary Elements: Symbol, Fable
Language Elements: Proverbs, Idioms
The Boarding House
143(14)
James Joyce
Literary Elements: Tone: Irony and Humor, Imagery: Adjectives, Oxymorons
Language Elements: Oxymorons, Adjectives, Antonyms, Idioms
My Oedipus Complex
157(20)
Frank O'Connor
Literary Element: Humorous Effects
Language Elements: Denotation and Connotation, Idioms
Loneliness and Alienation
The Model
177(12)
Bernard Malamud
Literary Element: Inference
Language Elements: Euphemism, Using About in Different Ways, Expressions with Two Meanings
Disappearing
189(10)
Monica Wood
Literary Elements: Ellipsis, Imagery
Language Elements: Vocabulary, Definitions
Miss Brill
199(10)
Katherine Mansfield
Literary Elements: Synecdoche, Simile
Language Elements: Verbs of Movement, Adjectives
Teenage Wasteland
209(20)
Anne Tyler
Literary Elements: Point of View: Third-Person Narration, Inference
Language Elements: Conditionals, Idioms
Social Change and Injustice
Like a Winding Sheet
229(18)
Ann Petry
Literary Elements: Colloquialism and Dialect, Imagery
Language Elements: Adverbial Clauses, Synonyms
The Lily-White Boys
247(14)
William Maxwell
Literary Elements: Allusion and Connotation, Setting and Atmosphere
Language Elements: Appositives, Placement of the Subject, Irregular Verbs
The Catbird Seat
261(18)
James Thurber
Literary Elements: Understatement and Humor
Language Elements: Noun Clauses, Two-Word Verbs, Expressions Using Color, Legal Expressions
Everyday Use
279(18)
Alice Walker
Literary Elements: Characterization: Round Characters, Point of View: First-Person Narration
Language Elements: Prepositional Phrases, Verbs of Movement, Two-Word Verbs, Used To
Explanation of Literary Terms 297


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