9780393975086

The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction

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    9780393975086

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    0393975088

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-02-01
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
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A bestseller from first publication, The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction has been adopted in over 750 schools in its Fifth Edition. From the start, it has offered students the writer's voice, pure and unencumbered by excessive editorial commentary. This new Sixth Edition continues to abide by R.V. Cassill's initial plan: "to put together a very large group of stories that would, in detail and overall design, express both the living tradition of short fiction and the culture of which it is a part."

Table of Contents

Chronological Table of Contents xi
Preface xvii
Preface to the Sixth Edition xix
Talking about Fiction xxiii
Character and Setting xxiii
Action, Plot, and Complication xxiv
Point of View xxvi
Indirection xxviii
The Part and the Whole xxx
Coherence xxxi
General Questions xxxiv
I Want to Know Why
1(7)
Sherwood Anderson
Death by Landscape
8(13)
Margaret Atwood
Sonny's Blues
21(24)
James Baldwin
Gorilla, My Love
45(5)
Toni Cade Bambara
The Littoral Zone
50(8)
Andrea Barrett
Me and Miss Mandible
58(9)
Donald Barthelme
The Disappeared
67(19)
Charles Baxter
Snow
86(2)
Ann Beattie
Witness
88(13)
Madison Smartt Bell
Who Is It Can Tell Me Who I Am?
101(12)
Gina Berriault
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
113(8)
Ambrose Bierce
Silver Water
121(7)
Amy Bloom
Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote
128(8)
Jorge Luis Borges
The Veldt
136(11)
Ray Bradbury
Pagan Night
147(9)
Kate Braverman
The Gentleman from San Francisco
156(17)
Ivan Bunin
Gina Berriault on ``The Gentleman from San Francisco''
172(1)
Bread
173(13)
Frederick Busch
Cathedral
186(11)
Raymond Carver
The Rationing of Love
197(14)
R. V. Cassill
Paul's Case
211(17)
Willa Cather
Andrea Barrett On ``Paul's Case''
226(2)
The Enormous Radio
228(9)
John Cheever
The Lady with the Dog
237(12)
Anton Chekhov
Gusev
249(12)
Richard Bausch on ``Gusev''
259(2)
The Story of an Hour
261(3)
Kate Chopin
The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
264(5)
Samuel Clemens
Heart of Darkness
269(65)
Joseph Conrad
Barry Hannah on ``Heart of Darkness''
331(3)
The Babysitter
334(20)
Robert Coover
A Continuity of Parks
354(2)
Julio Cortazar
The Open Boat
356(20)
Stephen Crane
Allan Gurganus on ``The Open Boat''
374(2)
The Blule Hotel
376(21)
Open Winter
397(17)
H. L. Davis
Sorrow-Acre
414(24)
Isak Dinesen
Tobias Wolf on ``Sorrow-Acre''
436(2)
Public Appearances
438(11)
Susan Dodd
The Intruder
449(10)
Andre Dubus
We Didn't
459(9)
Stuart Dybek
King of the Bingo Game
468(8)
Ralph Ellison
Matchimanito
476(14)
Louise Erdrich
Bran Burning
490(13)
William Faulkner
The Bear
503(79)
Dreams
582(15)
Timothy Findley
Babylon Revisited
597(16)
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Great Falls
613(12)
Richard Ford
The Road from Colonus
625(9)
E. M. Forster
A New England Nun
634(9)
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Bernadette
643(18)
Mavis Gallant
The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World
661(5)
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Wounded Soldier
666(9)
George Garrett
Madison Smartt Bell on ``Wounded Soldier''
672(3)
The Yellow Wallpaper
675(13)
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
A Soldier's Embrace
688(11)
Nadine Gordimer
Ghost and Flesh, Water and Dirt
699(8)
William Goyen
George Garrett on ``Ghost and Flesh, Water and Dirt''
705(2)
Nativity, Caucasian
707(7)
Allan Gurganus
Testimony of Pilot
714(19)
Barry Hannah
Wedding Night
733(2)
Tom Hawkins
Young Goodman Brown
735(10)
Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Birthmark
745(12)
Hills Like White Elephants
757(6)
Ernest Hemingway
Frederick Busch on ``Hills Like White Elephants''
761(2)
In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried
763(7)
Amy Hempel
The Conscience of the Court
770(11)
Zora Neale Hurston
The Lottery
781(7)
Shirley Jackson
Greville Fane
788(13)
Henry James
Passion
801(13)
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Moving Pictures
814(4)
Charles Johnson
A New Man
818(9)
Edward P. Jones
The Pugilist at Rest
827(14)
Thom Jones
Araby
841(4)
James Joyce
A Little Cloud
845(10)
The Dead
855(30)
The Metamorphosis
885(33)
Franz Kafka
A Hunger Artist
918(7)
Girl
925(2)
Jamaica Kincaid
The Man Who Would Be King
927(25)
Rudyard Kipling
Jewel of the Moon
952(10)
William Kotzwinkle
My Life as a Mollusk
962(14)
Patricia Landers
The Horse Dealer's Daughter
976(13)
D. H. Lawrence
The Coggios
989(3)
Sharyn Layfield
Gravity
992(4)
David Leavitt
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
996(5)
Ursula K. Le Guin
To Room Nineteen
1001(24)
Doris Lessing
Brief Lives in California
1025(9)
John L'Heureux
My Father's Chinese Wives
1034(10)
Sandra Tsing Loh
The Chevigny Man
1044(12)
Robie Macauley
Angel Levine
1056(9)
Bernard Malamud
Death in Venice
1065(48)
Thomas Mann
Bliss
1113(10)
Katherine Mansfield
Shiloh
1123(11)
Bobbie Ann Mason
Boule de Suif
1134(28)
Guy De Maupassant
The Thistles in Sweden
1162(16)
William Maxwell
Charles Baxter on ``The Thistles in Sweden''
1177(1)
Bartleby, the Scrivener
1178(28)
Herman Melville
The Management of Grief
1206(14)
Bharati Mukherjee
Richard Ford on ``The Management of Grief''
1218(2)
Royal Beatings
1220(16)
Alice Munro
Prue
1236(4)
Signs and Symbols
1240(5)
Vladimir Nabokov
The Several Blessings of Wang Ta-nien
1245(6)
Hua-Ling Nieh
How I Contemplated the World from the Detroit House of Correction and Began My Life Over Again
1251(12)
Joyce Carol Oates
The Things They Carried
1263(14)
Tim O'Brien
A Good Man Is Hard to Find
1277(13)
Flannery O'Connor
Lee Smith on ``A Good Man Is Hard to Find''
1289(1)
Everything That Rises Must Converge
1290(11)
Guests of the Nation
1301(11)
Frank O'Connor
Edward P. Jones on ``Guests of the Nation''
1310(2)
Tell Me a Riddle
1312(28)
Tillie Olsen
War
1340(4)
Luigi Pirandello
The Fall of the House of Usher
1344(14)
Edgar Allan Poe
The Purloined Letter
1358(14)
Flowering Judas
1372(10)
Katherine Anne Porter
The Fall
1382(9)
V. S. Pritchett
The Conversion of the Jews
1391(12)
Philip Roth
Nadine at 35: A Synopsis
1403(2)
Jo Sapp
The Eighty-Yard Run
1405(11)
Irwin Shaw
Gimpel the Fool
1416(11)
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Intensive Care
1427(19)
Lee Smith
In the Zoo
1446(16)
Jean Stafford
R. V. Cassill on ``In the Zoo''
1461(1)
The Chrysanthemums
1462(9)
John Steinbeck
Rules of the Game
1471(9)
Amy Tan
A Spinster's Tale
1480(18)
Peter Taylor
Ann Beattie on ``A Spinster's Tale''
1496(2)
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
1498(5)
James Thurber
The Death of Ivan Ilych
1503(41)
Leo Tolstoy
A & P
1544(6)
John Updike
The Moths
1550(5)
Helena Maria Viramontes
Everyday Use
1555(7)
Alice Walker
Blackberry Winter
1562(16)
Robert Penn Warren
Why I Live at the P.O.
1578(9)
Eudora Welty
A Worn Path
1587(8)
Susan Dodd on ``A Worn Path''
1593(2)
The Man Who Loved Levittown
1595(12)
W. D. Wetherell
The Use of Force
1607(4)
William Carlos Williams
In the Garden of the North American Martyrs
1611(9)
Tobias Wolff
Kew Gardens
1620(6)
Virginia Woolf
The Man Who Was Almost a Man
1626(40)
Richard Wright
Writing Papers about Fiction
1637(7)
Richard Bausch
When You Write about Fiction
1644(9)
R. V. Cassill
Writing Fiction
1653(12)
Writers on Writing
1665(1)
Why Do You Write?
1666(1)
Margaret Atwood
What Is It I Think I'm Doing Anyhow?
1666(1)
Toni Cade Bambara
On Writing
1667(4)
Raymond Carver
What Happened
1671(2)
John Cheever
Selected Letters
1673(2)
Anton Chekhov
A Familiar Preface
1675(3)
Joseph Conrad
An Interview
1678(2)
Ralph Ellison
Becoming a Writer
1680(13)
Gail Godwin
An Interview
1693(3)
Ernest Hemingway
The Art of Fiction
1696(3)
Henry James
Why the Novel Matters
1699(1)
D. H. Lawrence
An Interview
1700(2)
Doris Lessing
The Novel
1702(2)
Guy De Maupassant
A Four-Hundred-Year-Old Woman
1704(2)
Bharati Mukherjee
What Is Real?
1706(3)
Alice Munro
The Nature and Aim of Fiction
1709(1)
Flannery O'Connor
Review of Hawthorne's Twice Told Tales
1710(2)
Edgar Allan Poe
An Interview
1712(4)
Katherine Anne Porter
An Interview
1716(1)
James Thurber
What Is Art?
1717(2)
Leo Tolstoy
An Interview
1719(3)
Eudora Welty
Glossary of Critical Terms 1722(9)
Permissions Acknowledgments 1731(6)
Index of Titles 1737

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