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The perfect alternative to lengthy fiction anthologies, this brief, affordable collection of short stories provides a concise yet complete introduction to the study of fiction. Featuring over 30 short stories, it spans the spectrum of short fiction from early pieces by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Anton Checkov to contemporary works by Alice Walker and Margaret Atwood. Writing About Fiction section offers a brief overview of organizational strategies, research methods, style and MLA style citation. "The Telling of the Tale" is a discussion of the oral roots of short fiction. "The Short Story Genre" is an account of the development of the modern short story. "Reading and Analyzing Short Fiction" a presentation of John Cheever's brief story, "Reunion," followed by a discussion of how the elements of fiction-plot, characterization, point of view, theme, setting, style-relate to this and other stories in the book. Index of critical terms provides a cross-referenced list of terms covered. For those interested in Fiction.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321087621
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 7/24/1901
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 5.64 (w) x 8.34 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to Fiction.

Writing About Fiction.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel 1804-1864, “Young Goodman Brown.”

Poe, Edgar Allan 1809-1849, *“The Fall of the House of Usher.”

Maupassant, Guy de 1850-1893, *“Mother Savage.”

Chopin, Kate 1851-1904, “The Story of an Hour.”

Chekhov, Anton 1860-1904, “An Upheaval.”

Wharton, Edith 1862-1937, “Roman Fever.”

Cather, Willa 1876-1947, “Paul's Case.”

Joyce, James 1882-1941, “Eveline.”

Lawrence, D.H. 1885-1930, *“The Rocking-Horse Winner.”

Porter, Katherine Anne 1890-1980, “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall.”

Zora Neale Hurston 1891-1960, *“Sweat.”

Faulkner, William 1897-1962, “A Rose for Emily.”

Hemingway, Ernest 1899-1961, *“Hills Like White Elephants.”

Borges, Jorge Luis 1899-1986, *“The Gospel According to Mark.”

Steinbeck, John 1902-1968, “The Chrysanthemums.”

Wright, Richard 1908-1960, “The Man Who Was Almost a Man.”

Welty, Eudora 1909-, “Livvie.”

Cheever, John 1912-1982, “Reunion.”

Camus, Albert 1913-1960, “The Guest.”

Ellison, Ralph 1914-1995, *“A Party Down at the Square.”

Jackson, Shirley 1919-1965, “The Lottery.”

O'Connor, Flannery 1925-1964, *“A Good Man Is Hard to Find.”

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia 1928-, “A Very Old Manwith Enormous Wings.”

Achebe, Chinua 1930-,*“Dead Men's Path.”

Munro, Alice 1931-, *“Vandals.”

Updike, John 1932-, “A & P.”

Oates, Joyce Carol 1938-, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”

Carver, Raymond 1938-1988, *“A Small Good Thing.”

Atwood, Margaret 1939-, *“Happy Endings.”

Mason, Bobbie Ann 1940-, “Shiloh.”

Walker, Alice 1944-, “Everyday Use.”

Tim Gautreaux 1947-, *“Died and Gone to Vegas.”

Gilb, Dagoberto 1950-, “Look on the Bright Side.”

Tan, Amy 1952-, “Two Kinds.”

Cisneros, Sandra 1954-, “Barbie-Q.”

Erdrich, Louise 1954-, “The Red Convertible.”

Lorrie Moore 1957-, *“How to Talk to Your Mother (Notes).”

Index of Critical Terms.

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