9780393975093

The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction

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    9780393975093

  • ISBN10:

    0393975096

  • 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 Shorter 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 ix
Preface xiii
Preface to the Sixth Edition xv
Talking about Fiction xix
Character and Setting xix
Action, Plot, and Complication xx
Point of View xxii
Indirection xxiv
The Part and the Whole xxvi
Coherence xxvii
General Questions xxx
I Want to Know Why
1(8)
Sherwood Anderson
Death by Landscape
9(13)
Margaret Atwood
Sonny's Blues
22(24)
James Baldwin
Snow
46(2)
Ann Beattie
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
48(8)
Ambrose Bierce
Cathedral
56(11)
Raymond Carver
Paul's Case
67(17)
Willa Cather
Andrea Barrett on ``Paul's Case''
82(2)
The Enormous Radio
84(9)
John Cheever
The Lady with the Dog
93(13)
Anton Chekhov
The Story of an Hour
106(3)
Kate Chopin
Heart of Darkness
109(65)
Joseph Conrad
Barry Hannah on ``Heart of Darkness''
171(3)
A Continuity of Parks
174(2)
Julio Cortazar
The Open Boat
176(22)
Stephen Crane
Allan Gurganus on ``The Open Boat''
195(3)
The Intruder
198(10)
Andre Dubus
King of the Bingo Game
208(8)
Ralph Ellison
Matchimanito
216(14)
Louise Erdrich
Barn Burning
230(92)
William Faulkner
The Bear
243(79)
Babylon Revisited
322(16)
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Great Falls
338(12)
Richard Ford
Wounded Soldier
350(9)
George Garrett
Madison Smartt Bell on ``Wounded Soldier''
356(3)
The Yellow Wallpaper
359(13)
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
A Soldier's Embrace
372(11)
Nadine Gordimer
Nativity, Caucasian
383(7)
Allan Gurganus
Young Goodman Brown
390(10)
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Hills Like White Elephants
400(6)
Ernest Hemingway
Frederick Busch on ``Hills Like White Elephants''
404(2)
The Lottery
406(7)
Shirley Jackson
The Pugilist at Rest
413(14)
Thom Jones
Araby
427(44)
James Joyce
A Little Cloud
431(10)
The Dead
441(30)
The Metamorphosis
471(34)
Franz Kafka
Girl
505(2)
Jamaica Kincaid
The Horse Dealer's Daughter
507(13)
D. H. Lawrence
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
520(5)
Ursula K. Le Guin
To Room Nineteen
525(25)
Doris Lessing
Angel Levine
550(20)
Bernard Malamud
Boule de Suif
570(28)
Guy De Maupassant
The Thistles in Sweden
598(16)
William Maxwell
Charles Baxter on ``The Thistles in Sweden''
613(1)
Bartleby, the Scrivener
614(28)
Herman Melville
Royal Beatings
642(17)
Alice Munro
Signs and Symbols
659(5)
Vladimir Nabokov
How I Contemplated the World from the Detroit House of Correction and Began My Life Over Again
664(12)
Joyce Carol Oates
The Things They Carried
676(13)
Tim O'Brien
A Good Man Is Hard to Find
689(13)
Flannery O'Connor
``A Good Man is Hard to Find''
701(1)
Lee Smith
Guests of the Nation
702(11)
Frank O'Connor
``Guests of the Nation''
711(2)
Edward P. Jones
Tell Me a Riddle
713(28)
Tillie Olsen
The Fall of the House of Usher
741(14)
Edgar Allan Poe
Flowering Judas
755(10)
Katherine Anne Porter
Intensive Care
765(19)
Lee Smith
In the Zoo
784(16)
Jean Stafford
``In the Zoo''
799(1)
R. V. Cassill
The Chrysanthemums
800(9)
John Steinbeck
Rules of the Game
809(9)
Amy Tan
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
818(5)
James Thurber
The Death of Ivan Ilych
823(41)
Leo Tolstoy
A & P
864(6)
John Updike
The Moths
870(5)
Helena Maria Viramontes
Everyday Use
875(7)
Alice Walker
Why I Live at the P.O.
882(10)
Eudora Welty
The Man Who Loved Levittown
892(12)
W. D. Wetherell
The Use of Force
904(4)
William Carlos Williams
In the Garden of the North American Martyrs
908(9)
Tobias Wolff
Kew Gardens
917(6)
Virginia Woolf
The Man Who Was Almost a Man
923(39)
Richard Wright
Writing Papers about Fiction
933(7)
Richard Bausch
When You Write about Fiction
940(9)
R. V. Cassill
Writing Fiction
949(12)
Writers on Writing
961(1)
Why Do You Write?
962
Margaret Atwood

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