Perrine's Story and Structure

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  • Edition: 13th
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  • Copyright: 2011-02-11
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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. ix
Professional Acknowledgmentsp. xii
Foreword to Studentsp. xiii
The Elements of Fictionp. 1
Reading the Storyp. 3
Reviewing Chapter Onep. 9
The Most Dangerous Gamep. 9
Hunters in the Snowp. 28
Suggestions for Writingp. 42
Understanding and Evaluating Fictionp. 43
Plot and Structurep. 46
Reviewing Chapter Twop. 54
The Destructorsp. 54
How I Met My Husbandp. 68
Interpreter of Maladiesp. 83
Suggestions for Writingp. 102
Characterizationp. 103
Reviewing Chapter Threep. 107
Everyday Usep. 108
Miss Brillp. 116
Sonny's Bluesp. 121
Suggestions for Writingp. 149
Themep. 150
Reviewing Chapter Fourp. 157
Babylon Revisitedp. 157
Miseryp. 176
A Worn Pathp. 181
Once upon a Timep. 189
Suggestions for Writingp. 194
Point of Viewp. 195
Reviewing Chapter Fivep. 201
Paul's Casep. 202
The Lotteryp. 220
The Jilting of Granny Weatherallp. 228
Hills Like White Elephantsp. 236
Suggestions for Writingp. 241
Symbol, Allegory, and Fantasyp. 242
Reviewing Chapter Sixp. 253
The Rocking-Horse Winnerp. 253
Young Goodman Brownp. 267
The Yellow Wallpaperp. 279
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wingsp. 293
Suggestions for Writingp. 299
Humor and Ironyp. 301
Reviewing Chapter Sevenp. 305
The Drunkardp. 306
Rape Fantasiesp. 315
The Guestp. 323
Suggestions for Writingp. 335
Evaluating Fictionp. 336
Reviewing Chapter Eightp. 339
The Matchmakerp. 340
The Magic Barrelp. 351
Suggestions for Writingp. 366
Three Featured Writersp. 367
Introductionp. 369
The Sistersp. 371
Arabyp. 378
The Boarding Housep. 384
Critical Perspectives on Joycep. 390
From Dubliners: A Pluralistic World
On ˘The Sisters÷
On ˘Araby÷
From ˘The Boarding House Seen as a Tale of Misdirection÷
A Good Man Is Hard to Findp. 402
Good Country Peoplep. 416
Everything That Rises Must Convergep. 434
Critical Perspectives on O'Connorp. 448
˘A Reasonable Use of the Unreasonable÷
˘Letter to a Professor of English÷
From ˘A Good Man's Predicament÷
On ˘Good Country People÷
On ˘Everything That Rises Must Converge÷
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?p. 462
Life after High Schoolp. 477
June Birthingp. 491
Critical Perspectives on Oatesp. 497
From ˘Stories That Define Me: The Making of a Writer÷
˘Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?' and Smooth Talk: S Story into Film÷
On ˘Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?÷
On ˘Life After High School÷ and ˘June Birthing÷ Suggestions for Writing
Writing about Fictionp. 511
Why Write about Literature?p. 513
For Whom Do You Write?p. 513
Two Basic Approachesp. 515
Explicationp. 515
Analysisp. 516
Choosing a Topicp. 516
Papers That Focus on a Single Storyp. 517
Papers of Comparison and Contrastp. 517
Papers on a Number of Works by a Single Authorp. 518
Papers on a Number of Works with Some Feature Other Than Authorship in Commonp. 519
Proving Your Pointp. 519
Writing the Paperp. 521
Writing In-Class Essays or Essay Testsp. 523
Introducing Quotations (Q1-Q10)p. 525
Documentationp. 531
Textual Documentation (TD1-TD4)p. 531
Parenthetical Documentation (PD1-PD6)p. 533
Documentation by List of Works Citedp. 535
Documentation of Electronic Sourcesp. 537
Stance and Style (S1-S6)p. 539
Grammar, Punctuation, and Usage: Common Problemsp. 542
Grammar (G1-G2)p. 542
Punctuation (P1-P5)p. 542
Usage (U1-U2)p. 544
Writing Samplesp. 547
Fiction Explication: The Indeterminate Ending in ˘Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?÷p. 547
Fiction Analysis: The Function of the Frame Stoty in ˘Once upon a Time÷p. 549
Stories for Further Readingp. 553
The Swimmerp. 554
The Story of an Hourp. 564
A Rose for Emilyp. 566
A Jury of Her Peersp. 574
Spunkp. 593
The Real Thingp. 598
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelasp. 620
Bartleby the Scrivenerp. 626
The Tell-Tale Heartp. 658
A Little Burstp. 662
A & Pp. 673
Glossary of Termsp. 679
Copyrights and Acknowledgmentsp. 683
Index of Authors and Titlesp. 687
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