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Columbia Companion to the Twentieth-Century American Short Story
     

Columbia Companion to the Twentieth-Century American Short Story

by Blanche H. Gelfant
 

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ISBN-10: 0231110995

ISBN-13: 2900231110999

Pub. Date: 04/14/2004

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Esteemed critic Blanche Gelfant has gathered together lucid essays on major writers and themes by some of the best literary critics in the United States. Part 1 of The Columbia Companion to the Twentieth-Century American Short Story provides articles on stories that share a particular theme, such as "Working Class Stories" or "Gay and Lesbian Stories." The heart of

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Esteemed critic Blanche Gelfant has gathered together lucid essays on major writers and themes by some of the best literary critics in the United States. Part 1 of The Columbia Companion to the Twentieth-Century American Short Story provides articles on stories that share a particular theme, such as "Working Class Stories" or "Gay and Lesbian Stories." The heart of the book, however, lies in part 2, which contains more than one hundred essays on the lives and work of individual writers, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Richard Ford, Raymond Carver, Eudora Welty, Andre Dubus, Zora Neal Hurston, Anne Beattie, Simon Ortiz, Bharati Mukherjee, J. D. Salinger, Jamaica Kincaid, Toshio Mori, and Anzia Yesierska, as well as engaging pieces on promising new writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900231110999
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
04/14/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
952

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Part I.Thematic Essays
The American Short Story Cycle9
The American Short Story, 1807-190015
The African American Short Story25
The Asian American Short Story34
The Chicano-Latino Short Story42
The Ecological Short Story50
Lesbian and Gay Short Stories56
The Native American Short Story64
Non-English American Short Stories72
The American Working-Class Short Story81
American Short Stories of the Holocaust94
Part II.Individual Writers and Their Work
Alice Adams (1926-1999)105
Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941)109
James Baldwin (1924-1987)114
John Barth (1930- )117
Donald Barthelme (1931-1989)121
Rick Bass (1959- )127
Richard Bausch (1945- )130
Charles Baxter (1947- )135
Ann Beattie (1947- )138
Saul Bellow (1915- )144
Gina Berriault (1926- )149
Doris Betts (1932- )152
Paul Bowles (1910-1999)154
Kay Boyle (1902-1992)158
Ray Bradbury (1920- )162
Kate Braverman (1950- )166
Larry Brown (1951- )172
Erskine Caldwell (1903-1987)175
Hortense Calisher (1911- )180
Truman Capote (1924-1984)184
Raymond Carver (1938-1988)188
Willa Cather (1873-1947)193
John Cheever (1912-1982)199
Sandra Cisneros (1954- )205
Walter Van Tilburg Clark (1909-1971)209
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn (1930- )211
Robert Coover (1932- )215
Lydia Davis (1947- )219
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (1953- )223
Andre Dubus (1936-1999)226
Deborah Eisenberg (1946- )234
Stanley Elkin (1930-1995)239
George P. Elliott (1918-1980)242
John Fante (1909-1983)245
James T. Farrell (1904-1979)248
William Faulkner (1897-1962)251
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)258
Richard Ford (1944- )264
Mary Gaitskill (1954- )268
William H. Gass (1924- )272
Ellen Gilchrist (1935- )276
Herbert Gold (1924- )282
Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)286
Amy Hempel (1951- )293
Mary Hood (1946- )297
Langston Hughes (1902-1967)300
Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960)305
Shirley Jackson (1916-1965)310
Jamaica Kincaid (1949- )314
Ring Lardner (1885-1933)319
David Leavitt (1961- )325
Ursula K. Le Guin (1929- )329
Meridel Le Sueur (1900-1996)333
Shirley Geok-lin Lim (1944- )337
Jack London (1876-1916)341
David Wong Louie (1954- )345
Norman Mailer (1923- )349
Bernard Malamud (1914-1986)353
Bobbie Anne Mason (1940- )358
Mary McCarthy (1912-1989)361
Elizabeth McCracken (1966- )366
Carson McCullers (1917-1967)369
Thomas McGuane (1939- )373
James Alan McPherson (1943- )377
Nicholasa Mohr (1938- )380
Lorrie Moore (1957- )384
Toshio Mori (1910-1980)390
Bharati Mukherjee (1940- )394
Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977)399
Joyce Carol Oates (1938- )403
Tim O'Brien (1946- )409
Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964)413
John O'Hara (1905-1970)420
Tillie Olsen (1913?- )423
Simon Ortiz (1941- )430
Cynthia Ozick (1928- )433
Grace Paley (1922- )439
Americo Paredes (1915-1999)444
Dorothy Parker (1893-1967)447
Jayne Anne Phillips (1952- )452
Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980)456
William Sydney Porter (O. Henry) (1862-1910)462
Annie Proulx (1935- )468
Thomas Pynchon (1937- )476
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1896-1953)480
Alberto Alvaro Rios (1952- )483
Philip Roth (1933- )487
Damon Runyon (1880-1946)490
J. D. Salinger (1919- )494
Bienvenido N. Santos (1911-1996)501
William Saroyan (1908-1981)504
Delmore Schwartz (1913-1966)508
Leslie Marmon Silko (1948- )512
Jean Stafford (1915-1979)515
Wallace Stegner (1909-1993)519
John Steinbeck (1902-1968)523
Elizabeth Tallent (1954- )526
Peter Taylor (1917-1994)530
James Thurber (1894-1961)536
John Updike (1932- )540
Helena Maria Viramontes (1954- )547
Anna Lee Walters (1946- )549
Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989)554
Sylvia A. Watanabe (1953- )556
Eudora Welty (1909- )560
Edith Wharton (1862-1937)569
Joy Williams (1944- )573
Tennessee Williams (1911-1983)579
William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)582
Tobias Wolff (1945- )586
Richard Wright (1908-1960)591
Hisaye Yamamoto (1921- )596
Anzia Yezierska (1881-1970)600
Index605

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