Introduction to the Short Story

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A classic since its original publication twenty-five years ago, Introduction to the Short Story is now revised and expanded, with the addition of six stories new to this fourth edition. The text opens with a new section devoted to examining how readers of short stories--or any kind of literature--can, and do, approach such reading.
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Overview

A classic since its original publication twenty-five years ago, Introduction to the Short Story is now revised and expanded, with the addition of six stories new to this fourth edition. The text opens with a new section devoted to examining how readers of short stories--or any kind of literature--can, and do, approach such reading.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810450509
  • Publisher: New Riders
  • Publication date: 1/1/1978
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 282

Table of Contents

Three Ways In

*The Liar, Tobias Wolff

*Everyday Use, Alice Walker

*Dance of the Happy Shades, Alice Munro

A Baker's Dozen

Sixteen, Jessamyn West

A Sense of Shelter, John Updike

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, James Thurber

The Cask of Amontillado, Edgar Allan Poe

*The Management of Grief, Bharati Mukherjee

The Rocking-Horse Winner, D. H. Lawrence

The Use of Force, William Carlos Williams

*A Poetics for Bullies, Stanley Elkin

Flight, John Steinbeck

Battle Royal, Ralph Ellison

The Boat, Alistair MacLeod

*Sonny's Blues, James Baldwin

Sun and Shadow, Ray Bradbury

An Analysis of Form

The Catbird Seat, James Thurber PLOT.

First Confession, Frank O'Connor CHARACTER. POINT OF VIEW.

The Lottery, Shirley Jackson TONE. SETTING. THEME.

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