Norton Anthology of Short Fiction

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1986-02-01
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Incorporated

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Table of Contents

Chronological Table of Contentsp. xi
Prefacep. xvii
Preface to the Sixth Editionp. xix
Talking about Fictionp. xxiii
Character and Settingp. xxiii
Action, Plot, and Complicationp. xxiv
Point of Viewp. xxvi
Indirectionp. xxviii
The Part and the Wholep. xxx
Coherencep. xxxi
General Questionsp. xxxiv
I Want to Know Whyp. 1
Death by Landscapep. 8
Sonny's Bluesp. 21
Gorilla, My Lovep. 45
The Littoral Zonep. 50
Me and Miss Mandiblep. 58
The Disappearedp. 67
Snowp. 86
Witnessp. 88
Who Is It Can Tell Me Who I Am?p. 101
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridgep. 113
Silver Waterp. 121
Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixotep. 128
The Veldtp. 136
Pagan Nightp. 147
The Gentleman from San Franciscop. 156
Gina Berriault on "the Gentleman from San Francisco"p. 172
Breadp. 173
Cathedralp. 186
The Rationing of Lovep. 197
Paul's Casep. 211
Andrea Barrett on "Paul's Case"p. 226
The Enormous Radiop. 228
The Lady with the Dogp. 237
Gusevp. 249
Richard Bausch on "Gusev"p. 259
The Story of an Hourp. 261
The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras Countyp. 264
Heart of Darknessp. 269
Barry Hannah on "Heart of Darkness"p. 331
The Babysitterp. 334
A Continuity of Parksp. 354
The Open Boatp. 356
Allan Gurganus on "the Open Boat"p. 374
The Blue Hotelp. 376
Open Winterp. 397
Sorrow-Acrep. 414
Tobias Wolf on "Sorrowacre"p. 436
Public Appearancesp. 438
The Intruderp. 449
We Didn'tp. 459
King of the Bingo Gamep. 468
Matchimanitop. 476
Barn Burningp. 490
The Bearp. 503
Dreamsp. 582
Babylon Revisitedp. 597
Great Fallsp. 613
The Road from Colonusp. 625
A New England Nunp. 634
Bernadettep. 643
The Handsomest Drowned Man in the Worldp. 661
Wounded Soldierp. 666
Madison Smartt Bell on "Wounded Soldier"p. 672
The Yellow Wallpaperp. 675
A Soldier's Embracep. 688
Ghost and Flesh, Water and Dirtp. 699
George Garrett on "Ghost and Flesh, Water and Dirt"p. 705
Nativity, Caucasianp. 707
Testimony of Pilotp. 714
Wedding Nightp. 733
Young Goodman Brownp. 735
The Birthmarkp. 745
Hills Like White Elephantsp. 757
Frederick Busch on "Hills Like White Elephants"p. 761
In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buriedp. 763
The Conscience of the Courtp. 770
The Lotteryp. 781
Greville Fanep. 788
Passionp. 801
Moving Picturesp. 814
A New Manp. 818
The Pugilist at Restp. 827
Arabyp. 841
A Little Cloudp. 845
The Deadp. 855
The Metamorphosisp. 885
A Hunger Artistp. 918
Girlp. 925
The Man Who Would Be Kingp. 927
Jewel of the Moonp. 952
My Life as a Molluskp. 962
The Horse Dealer's Daughterp. 976
The Coggiosp. 989
Gravityp. 992
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelasp. 996
To Room Nineteenp. 1001
Brief Lives in Californiap. 1025
My Father's Chinese Wivesp. 1034
The Chevigny Manp. 1044
Angel Levinep. 1056
Death in Venicep. 1065
Blissp. 1113
Shilohp. 1123
Boule de Suifp. 1134
The Thistles in Swedenp. 1162
Charles Baxter on "the Thistles in Sweden"p. 1177
Bartleby, the Scrivenerp. 1178
The Management of Griefp. 1206
Richard Ford on "the Management of Grief"p. 1218
Royal Beatingsp. 1220
Pruep. 1236
Signs and Symbolsp. 1240
The Several Blessings of Wang Ta-nienp. 1245
How I Contemplated the World from the Detroit House of Correction and Began My Life Over Againp. 1251
The Things They Carriedp. 1263
A Good Man Is Hard to Findp. 1277
Lee Smith on "a Good Man is Hard to Find"p. 1289
Everything That Rises Must Convergep. 1290
Guests of the Nationp. 1301
Edward P. Jones on "Guests of the Nation"p. 1310
Tell Me a Riddlep. 1312
Warp. 1340
The Fall of the House of Usherp. 1344
The Purloined Letterp. 1358
Flowering Judasp. 1372
The Fallp. 1382
The Conversion of the Jewsp. 1391
Nadine at 35: A Synopsisp. 1403
The Eighty-Yard Runp. 1405
Gimpel the Foolp. 1416
Intensive Carep. 1427
In the Zoop. 1446
R. V. Cassill on "in the Zoo"p. 1461
The Chrysanthemumsp. 1462
Rules of the Gamep. 1471
A Spinster's Talep. 1480
Ann Beattie on "a Spinster's Tale"p. 1496
The Secret Life of Walter Mittyp. 1498
The Death of Ivan Ilychp. 1503
A and Pp. 1544
The Mothsp. 1550
Everyday Usep. 1555
Blackberry Winterp. 1562
Why I Live at the P.O.p. 1578
A Worn Pathp. 1587
Susan Dodd on "a Worn Path"p. 1593
The Man Who Loved Levittownp. 1595
The Use of Forcep. 1607
In the Garden of the North American Martyrsp. 1611
Kew Gardensp. 1620
The Man Who Was Almost a Manp. 1626
Writing Papers about Fictionp. 1637
When You Write about Fictionp. 1644
Writing Fictionp. 1653
Writers on Writingp. 1665
Why Do You Write?p. 1666
What Is It I Think I'm Doing Anyhow?p. 1666
On Writingp. 1667
What Happenedp. 1671
Selected Lettersp. 1673
A Familiar Prefacep. 1675
An Interviewp. 1678
Becoming a Writerp. 1680
The Art of Fictionp. 1696
Why the Novel Mattersp. 1699
The Novelp. 1702
A Four-Hundred-Year-Old Womanp. 1704
What Is Real?p. 1706
The Nature and Aim of Fictionp. 1709
Review of Hawthorne's Twice Told Talesp. 1710
What Is Art?p. 1717
Glossary of Critical Termsp. 1722
Permissions Acknowledgmentsp. 1731
Index of Titlesp. 1737
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