Points of View: Revised Edition

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Since its original publication in 1966, this volume has attained classic status. Now its contents have been updated and its cultural framework enlarged by the orginal editors. Many of the 44 stories come from a new writing generation with a contemporary consciousness, and this brilliant blending of masters of the past and the brightest talents of the present achieves the goal of making a great collection even greater.

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Overview

Since its original publication in 1966, this volume has attained classic status. Now its contents have been updated and its cultural framework enlarged by the orginal editors. Many of the 44 stories come from a new writing generation with a contemporary consciousness, and this brilliant blending of masters of the past and the brightest talents of the present achieves the goal of making a great collection even greater.

Since its original publication in 1966, this volume has attained classic status. Now its contents have been updated and its cultural framework enlarged by the orginal editors. Many of the 44 stories come from a new writing generation with a contemporary consciousness, and this brilliant blending of masters of the past and the brightest talents of the present achieves the goal of making a great collection even greater. Reissue.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451628725
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/1995
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 108,007
  • Product dimensions: 4.26 (w) x 6.92 (h) x 1.35 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

INTERIOR MONOLOGUE
A Telephone Call Dorothy Parker
I Stand Here Ironing Tillie Olsen

DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE
Straight Pool John OHara
The Lady's Maid Katherine Mansfield
...& Answers Joyce Carol Oates

LETTER NARRATION
Inter-Office Rosellen Brown
A Bundle of Letters Henry James
A Wilderness Station Alice Munro
Jupiter Doke, Brigadier General Ambrose Bierce

DIARY NARRATION
The Yellow Wallpaper Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Night Watchman's Occurrence Book V. S. Naipaul
Amahl and the Night Visitors Lorrie Moore

SUBJECTIVE NARRATION
The Somebody Danny Santiago
My Side of the Matter Truman Capote
My Sister's Marriage Cynthia Marshall Rich
Why, You Reckon? Langston Hughes
A & P John Updike
Distance Grace Paley

DETACHED AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Christmas Eve at Johnson's Drugs N Goods Toni Cade Bambara
The Circuit Francisco Jimenez
First Confession Frank O'Connor
A Coupla Scalped Indians Ralph Ellison
Birthday David Wong Louie
The Passing Durango Mendoza

MEMOIR, OR OBSERVER NARRATION
The Voice from the Wall Amy Tan
Country Jayne Anne Phillips
Scales Louise Erdrich
The Bridle Raymond Carver
The Eggs of the World Toshio Mori

ANONYMOUS NARRATION: SINGLE CHARACTER POINT OF VIEW
The Five-Forty-Eight John Cheever
The Stone Boy Gina Berriault
Doby's Gone Ann Petry
Act of Faith Irwin Shaw
Come Out the Wilderness James Baldwin

ANONYMOUS NARRATION: DUAL CHARACTER POINT OF VIEW
Sinking House T. Coraghessan Boyle
The Only Rose Sarah Orne Jewett
Strong Horse Tea Alice Walker
Uglypuss Margaret Atwood

ANONYMOUS NARRATION: MULTIPLE CHARACTER POINT OF VIEW
Fever Flower Shirley Ann Grau
The Suicides of Private Greaves James Moffett
Inez Merle Hodge

ANONYMOUS NARRATION: NO CHARACTER POINT OF VIEW
A New Window Display Nicholosa Mohr
The Lottery Shirley Jackson
Powerhouse Eudora Welty

Afterword
References
Related Works by James Moffett
Acknowledgments

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2000

    An astute collection for learning readers or writers.

    This anthology offers a collection of diverse short stories, each one exemplifying a different approach to the concept of point of view in fiction. Anthologized and sequenced by virtue of HOW the stories are told rather than what is told in them, this reliable text also contains great diversity of style, period, mood, and culture. An excellent tool for learning about piont of view as a reader, or for creative writing, it is also just a darn good set of stories.

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