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9780321363633

The Art of the Short Story

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321363633

  • ISBN10:

    0321363639

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-08-30
  • Publisher: PEARSO

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This affordably-priced collection presents masterpieces of short fiction from 52 of the greatest story writers of all time. From Sherwood Anderson to Virginia Woolf, this anthology encompasses a rich global and historical mix of the very best works of short fiction and presents them in a way students will find accessible, engaging, and relevant. the book's unique integration of biographical and critical background gives students a more intimate understanding of the works and their authors.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
About the Authors xiii
Part I Introduction
1(6)
The Art of the Short Story
3(4)
Part II Stories
7(840)
Chinua Achebe, Nigerian
9(5)
Dead Men's Path
10(2)
Achebe: Modern Africa as the Crossroads of Culture
12(2)
Sherwood Anderson, American
14(7)
Hands
15(4)
Anderson: Words Not Plot Give Form to a Short Story
19(2)
Margaret Atwood, Canadian
21(312)
Happy Endings
22(2)
Atwood: On the Canadian Identity
24(309)
Nadine Gordimer, South African
333(14)
A Company of Laughing Faces
334(11)
Gordimer: How the Short Story Differes from the Novel
345(2)
Nathaniel Hawthorne, American
347(23)
Young Goodman Brown
348(9)
The Birthmark
357(12)
Hawthorne: On the Public Failure of His Early Stories
369(1)
Ernest Hemingway, American
370(7)
A Clean Well-Lighted Place
372(3)
Hemingway: One True Sentence
375(2)
Zora Neale Hurston, American
377(12)
Sweat
378(9)
Hurston: Eatonville When You Look at It
387(2)
Shirley Jackson, American
389(10)
The Lottery
390(6)
Jackson: The Public Reception of ``The Lottery''
396(3)
Henry James, American, Naturalized British
399(20)
The Real Thing
400(18)
James: The Mirror of a Consciousness
418(1)
Ha Jin, born in China, Resident American
419(10)
Saboteur
420(7)
Jin: Deciding to Write in English
427(2)
James Joyce, Irish
429(36)
Araby
430(4)
The Dead
434(30)
Joyce: Epiphanies
464(1)
Franz Kafka, Austro-Hungarian
465(37)
Before the Law
466(1)
The Metamorphosis
467(33)
Kafka: Discussing The Metamorphosis
500(2)
D. H. Lawrence, English
502(28)
Odour of Chrysanthemums
503(14)
The Rocking-Horse Winner
517(11)
Lawrence: The Novel Is the Bright Book of Life
528(2)
Ursula K. Le Guin, American
530(7)
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
531(4)
Le Guin: On ``The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas''
535(2)
Doris Lessing, Rhodesian, Naturalized British
537(10)
A Woman on a Roof
538(7)
Lessing: My Beginnings as a Writer
545(2)
Jack London, American
547(14)
To Build a Fire
548(11)
London: Defending the Factuality of ``To Build a Fire''
559(2)
Katherine Mansfield, New Zealander
561(16)
Miss Brill
562(3)
The Garden-Party
565(10)
Mansfield: On ``The Garden-Party''
575(2)
Bobbie Ann Mason, American
577(13)
Shiloh
578(10)
Mason: Minimalist Fiction
588(2)
Guy De Maupassant, French
590(9)
The Necklace
591(6)
Maupassant: The Realist Method
597(2)
Herman Melville, American
599(29)
Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street
600(26)
Melville: American Literature
626(2)
Yukio Mishima, Japanese
628(20)
Patriotism
629(17)
Mishima: Physical Courage and Death
646(2)
Alice Munro, Canadian
648(15)
How I Met My Husband
649(12)
Munro: How I Write Short Stories
661(2)
Joyce Carol Oates, American
663(14)
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
664(12)
Oates: Productivity and the Critics
676(1)
Flannery O'Connor, American
677(30)
A Good Man Is Hard to Find
678(11)
Revelation
689(15)
O'Connor: The Element of Suspense in ``A Good Man Is Hard to Find''
704(3)
Edgar Allan Poe, American
707(19)
The Fall of the House of Usher
708(13)
The Tell-Tale Heart
721(4)
Poe: The Tale and Its Effect
725(1)
Katherine Anne Porter, American
726(12)
Flowering Judas
727(9)
Porter: Writing ``Flowering Judas''
736(2)
Leslie Marmon Silko, American
738(6)
The Man to Send Rain Clouds
739(3)
Silko: The Basis of ``The Man to Send Rain Clouds''
742(2)
Isaac Bashevis Singer, Yiddish (born in Poland), Naturalized American
744(13)
Gimpel the Fool
745(10)
Singer: The Character of Gimpel
755(2)
Leo Tolstoy, Russian
757(42)
The Death of Ivan Ilych
758(39)
Tolstoy: The Moral Responsibilities of Art
797(2)
John Updike, American
799(10)
Separating
800(8)
Updike: Why Write?
808(1)
Alice Walker, American
809(10)
Everyday Use
810(6)
Walker: The Black Woman Writer in America
816(3)
Eudora Welty, American
819(12)
Why I Live at the P.O.
820(9)
Welty: The Plot of the Short Story
829(2)
Edith Wharton, American
831(12)
Roman Fever
832(9)
Wharton: The Subject of Short Stories
841(2)
Virginia Woolf, English
843(4)
A Haunted House
844(1)
Woolf: Women and Fiction
845(2)
Part III Writing
847(58)
The Elements of Short Fiction
849(14)
Plot
849(5)
Characterization
854(3)
Point of View
857(2)
Setting
859(1)
Theme
860(1)
Style
861(2)
Writing About Fiction
863(15)
Critical Approaches to Literature
878(27)
Formalist Criticism
879(2)
Light and Darkness in ``Sonny's Blues''
880(1)
Michael Clark
Biographical Criticism
881(3)
Chekhov's Attitude to Romantic Love
882(2)
Virginia Llewellyn Smith
Historical Criticism
884(3)
The Argentine Context of Borges's Fantastic Fiction
885(2)
John King
Psychological Criticism
887(3)
The Father-Figure in ``The Tell-Tale Heart''
888(2)
Daniel Hoffman
Mythological Criticism
890(2)
Myth in Faulkner's ``Barn Burning''
891(1)
Edmond Volpe
Sociological Criticism
892(3)
Money and Labor in ``The Rocking-Horse Winner''
893(2)
Daniel P. Watkins
Gender Criticism
895(2)
Gender and Pathology in ``The Yellow Wallpaper''
896(1)
Juliann Fleenor
Reader-Response Criticism
897(2)
An Eskimo ``A Rose for Emily''
898(1)
Stanley Fish
Deconstructionist Criticism
899(2)
The Death of the Author
900(1)
Roland Barthes
Cultural Studies
901(4)
What Is Cultural Studies?
902(3)
Mark Bauerlein
Part IV Glossary of Literary Terms
905(16)
Acknowledgments 921(1)
Chronological Listing of Authors (inside covers)

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