Perrine's Story and Structure

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  • Copyright: 2008-02-13
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The fiction section from Laurence Perrine?s all-time bestselling introduction to literature, this concise, authoritative text provides a complete overview of the essential elements of fiction, along with a diverse selection of stories to illustrate them. This reliable, well-written classic has introduced thousands of students to the serious study of fiction, yet it remains vital and compelling for today?s readers, presenting the most important and engaging stories available in a single collection. The section on three featured writers, James Joyce, Flannery O?Connor, and Joyce Carol Oates, includes three stories by each author, as well as essays by noted critics on their works.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Professional Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Foreword to Studentsp. xv
The Elements of Fictionp. 1
Reading the Storyp. 3
Reviewing Chapter Onep. 9
The Most Dangerous Gamep. 9
Hunters in the Snowp. 28
Understanding and Evaluating Fictionp. 42
Suggestions for Writingp. 44
Plot and Structurep. 45
Reviewing Chapter Twop. 53
The Destructorsp. 53
How I Met My Husbandp. 67
Interpreter of Maladiesp. 83
Suggestions for Writingp. 101
Characterizationp. 103
Reviewing Chapter Threep. 108
Everyday Usep. 108
Miss Brillp. 116
The Man Who Was Almost a Manp. 121
Suggestions for Writingp. 132
Themep. 133
Reviewing Chapter Fourp. 140
Welding with Childrenp. 140
The Darlingp. 154
A Worn Pathp. 165
Once upon a Timep. 173
Suggestions for Writingp. 178
Point of Viewp. 179
Reviewing Chapter Fivep. 185
Paul's Casep. 186
The Lotteryp. 203
The Jilting of Granny Weatherallp. 211
Hills Like White Elephantsp. 220
Suggestions for Writingp. 225
Symbol, Allegory, and Fantasyp. 226
Reviewing Chapter Sixp. 237
The Rocking-Horse Winnerp. 237
Young Goodman Brownp. 251
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelasp. 263
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wingsp. 269
Suggestions for Writingp. 275
Humor and Ironyp. 276
Reviewing Chapter Sevenp. 280
The Drunkardp. 281
Rape Fantasiesp. 290
The Guestp. 298
Suggestions for Writingp. 310
Evaluating Fictionp. 311
Reviewing Chapter Eightp. 314
Roman Feverp. 315
A New Leafp. 327
Suggestions for Writingp. 340
Three Featured Writers: James Joyce, Flannery O'Connor, Joyce Carol Oatesp. 343
Introductionp. 345
Arabyp. 346
Evelinep. 352
The Boarding Housep. 356
Critical Perspectives on Joycep. 363
From Dubliners: A Pluralistic Worldp. 363
From "Araby"p. 364
From "Eveline"p. 368
From "'The Boarding House' Seen as a Tale of Misdirection"p. 372
A Good Man Is Hard to Findp. 376
Everything That Rises Must Convergep. 390
Greenleafp. 404
Critical Perspectives on O'Connorp. 425
"A Reasonable Use of the Unreasonable"p. 425
"Letter to a Professor of English"p. 427
From "A Good Man's Predicament"p. 428
On "Everything That Rises Must Converge"p. 432
On "Greenleaf"p. 435
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?p. 438
Life after High Schoolp. 453
June Birthingp. 467
From "Stories That Define Me: The Making of a Writer"p. 474
"Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" and Smooth Talk: Short Story into Filmp. 475
On "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"p. 478
On "Life After High School" and "June Birthing"p. 481
Writing about Fictionp. 487
Why Write about Literature?p. 489
For Whom Do You Write?p. 489
Two Basic Approachesp. 491
Explicationp. 491
Analysisp. 492
Choosing a Topicp. 492
Papers That Focus on a Single Storyp. 493
Papers of Comparison and Contrastp. 493
Papers on a Number of Works by a Single Authorp. 494
Papers on a Number of Works with Some Feature Other than Authorship in Commonp. 495
Proving Your Pointp. 495
Writing the Paperp. 497
Writing In-Class Essays or Essay Testsp. 499
Introducing Quotations (Q1-Q10)p. 501
Documentationp. 507
Textual Documentation (TD1-TD4)p. 507
Parenthetical Documentation (PD1-PD6)p. 509
Documentation by List of Works Citedp. 511
Documentation of Electronic Sourcesp. 513
Stance and Style (S1-S6)p. 515
Grammar, Punctuation, and Usage: Common Problemsp. 518
Grammar (G1-G2)p. 518
Punctuation (P1-P5)p. 518
Usage (U1-U2)p. 520
Writing Samplesp. 523
Fiction Explication: The Indeterminate Ending in "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"p. 523
Fiction Analysis: The Function of the Frame Story in "Once upon a Time"p. 525
Stories for Further Readingp. 529
Civil Peacep. 531
The Swimmerp. 536
The Story of an Hourp. 546
A Rose for Emilyp. 548
A Jury of Her Peersp. 556
The Gilded Six-Bitsp. 575
The Real Thingp. 585
Bartleby the Scrivenerp. 608
The Cask of Amontilladop. 639
A & Pp. 646
Glossary of Termsp. 653
Copyrights and Acknowledgmentsp. 659
Index of Authors and Titlesp. 663
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