Major American Short Stories / Edition 3

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Strongly emphasizing the works of major writers such as Hawthorne, Poe, James, Irving, Twain, and Faulkner, this latest edition of a remarkably successful text ranges from the traditional to the modern experimental fictions of Barth, Barthelme, and Coover. Edited by one of the most prominent experts in the field, the third edition addresses the needs of a changing readership by presenting more works by women, writers of color, and contemporary authors, including Kate Chopin, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Zora Neale Hurston, Robert Stone, Raymond Carver, Alice Walker, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Louise Erdrich. Preceding each section is an introductory essay discussing individual works and the development of the genre, and biographical and bibliographical notes for each author are also provided. American Short Stories, 3/e is the definitive source for exploring the full range of American contributions to the short story.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195078992
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 2/24/1994
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 896
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.49 (d)

Table of Contents

The Search for Form: Irving, Hawthorne, Poe, Melville and James
Rip Van Winkle; The Adventure of the German Student, Washington Irving
Young Goodman Brown; Wakefield; Rappaccini's Daughter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
Ligeia; The Fall of the House of Usher; The Purloined Letter
Bartleby the Serivener, Herman Melville
The Real Thing; The Jolly Corner, Henry James
Regionalism and Realism
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County; How To Tell a Story, Mark Twain
The Outcasts of Poker Flat, Bret Harte
Editha, William Dean Howells
The Courting of Sister Wisby, Sarah Orne Jewett
Desiree's Baby, Kate Chopin
The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Willa Cather, Neighbor Rosicky
A National Art Form
The Open Boat; Stephen Crane's Own Story, Stephen Crane
I Want To Know Why, Sherwood Anderson
Babylon Revisited, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Big Two-Hearted River, Ernest Hemingway
The Gilded Six-Bits, Zora Neale Hurston
Red Leaves; That Evening Sun, William Faulkner
Flowering Judas, Katherine Anne Porter
Petrified Man, Eudora Welty
Blackberry Winter, Robert Penn Warren
The Man Who Was Almost a Man, Richard Wright
Looking for Mr. Green, Saul Bellow
A Good Man Is Hard To Find, Flannery O'Connor
The Magic Barrel, Bernard Malamud
Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time, Peter Taylor
Sonny's Blues, James Baldwin
Defender of the Faith, Philip Roth
The Doctor's Wife, John Updike
The World of Apples, John Cheever
The Short Story Today
Lost in the Funhouse, John Barth
The Indian Uprising, Donald Barthelme
The Magic Poker, Robert Coover
The Long-Distance Runner, Grace Paley
Daisy, Joyce Carol Oates
Helping, Robert Stone
Errand, Raymond Carver
Everyday Use, Alice Walker
Storyteller, Leslie Marmon Silko
Snares, Louise Erdrich
Biographical and Bibliographical Notes
The American Short Story: A General Bibliography

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