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Cengage Advantage Books: A Pocketful of Prose: Contemporary Short Fiction, Revised Edition / Edition 1

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Save money with CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: POCKETFUL OF PROSE: CONTEMPORARY SHORT FICTION! An inexpensive alternative to the more expensive anthologies, this slim volume contains only the essentials of the most familiar and most taught favorites. The Quick and Easy Guide for Critical Reading, located conveniently for easy access, contains questions that center your study of the works in the book and also serve as a useful guide for reading any work, in or outside of class.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413015614
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/29/2005
  • Series: Pocketful Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 341
  • Product dimensions: 5.78 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. "The Leap," by Louise Erdrich. "Field Trip," by Tim O'Brien. "Good Works," by E.S. Goldman. "Brother," by Edna O'Brien. "Electric City," by Richard Ford. "I Am Here to Tell You It Can Be Done," by Mona Simpson. "Freedom, A Theory of," by Lee K. Abbott. "The Man Who Knew Belle Starr," by Richard Bausch. "Personal Testimony," by Lynna Williams. "Lush Life," by John McCluskey. "Desert Blues," by Kate Braverman. "Carnal Knowledge," by T. Coraghessman Boyle. "Two Useful Visits," by Reynolds Price. "Dragon's Seed," by Madison Smartt Bell. "Slamming on Pig's Misery," by Alice Schell. "Bears Discover Fire," by Terry Bisson. "Fires," by Rick Bass. "Cold Ground," by Anya Achtenberg. "Two Days Gone," by Susan Straight. "Texas Wedding Party," by Allen Wier. "The Mother Who Never Was," by Lisa K. Buchanan. "Trains at Night," by Alberto Alvaro Rios. "Kat," by Margaret Atwood. "Family Supper," by Kazuo Ishiguro. "Such Occasions," by Ann Beattiee. Acknowledgments of Permission.

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