Short Fiction : Classic and Contemporary

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/22/2005
  • Publisher: Longman

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This book is an exceptionally wide-ranging alphabetically arranged collection of stories spanning all genres of short fiction. It includes myth, fairy tale, humor, western, detective, Magic Realism, gothic, fantasy, folktale, and film. This edition presents a wide variety of selections by writers from diverse backgrounds that represent a true cross-section of the population and represent a broader, more current selection of contemporary fiction.Features a variety of relativelynew writers and some older writers whose work is gaining new audiences: T. C. Boyle, Alice Carey, Oscar Cesares, Charles Chetnutt, E. M Forster, Nikolai Leskov, Mary McCarthy, Jonathan Nolan, Dorothy Parker, Banana Yoshimoto, and Anzia Yezierska. Includesnew works to the context readings essays or excerpts from non-fiction section: by Walter Benjamin, Raymond Carver, E.M. Forester, and Joyce Carol Oates, all great critics and theorists of narrative.Stresses women writers, writers of color, and gay and lesbian writers:includes works by Isabel Allande, Sandra Cisneros, Ana Castillo, Leslie Dick, Mary Wilkins Freeman, Mary Gaitskill, Susan Glaspell, Gish Jen, Mary Shelley, Leslie Marmon Silko, Susan Sontag, Jeanette Winterson, Sherman Alexie, Julio Cortaacute;zar, Carlos Fuentes, Ernest J. Gaines, Dagoberto Gilb, Hanif Kureishi, Tomaacute;s Rivera, Salman Rushdie and more.For literature and film enthusiasts.

Table of Contents

Dead Men's Path
Roses, Rhododendron
A Bicycle
I'm Working on My Charm
I Want to Know Why
Seeing Mrs
Rape Fantasies
Gertrude Talks Back
The Little Red Hen Tells Al
Sonny's Blues
The Lesson
My Mother's Memoirs
My Father's Lie
and Other True Stories
'III' from Three Simple Stories
Lost in the Funhouse
A City of Churches
The Chosen Vessel
What Was Mine
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
The End of the Duel
The Werewolf
Paul's Case
The Swimmer
The Darling
The Lady With the Dog
The Death of a Civil Servant
The Story of an Hour
A Respectable Woman
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
The Other Wife
The Secret Sharer
The Magic Poker
The Blue Hotel
The Open Boat
The Lover and the Tell- Tale
The Blue Jar
The Red-Headed League
The Doctor
King of the Bingo Game
Dry September
A Rose for Emily
A Scrap of Time
Babylon Revisited
Silence Dogood, No. 1
April Fish
Tuesday Siesta
The Yellow Wallpaper
The Overcoat
The Life of the Imagination
Two Gentle People
Argument and Persuasion
The Birthmark
Bessie Head
Looking for a Rain God
Vermont Tale
Hills Like White Elephants
Indian Camp
Who's Passing for Who?
Rip Van Winkle
The Lottery
The Real Thing
The White Heron
Search and Destroy
The Circling Hand
Not a Good Girl
My Vocation
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