Stories: An Anthlogy and an Introduction / Edition 1

Stories: An Anthlogy and an Introduction / Edition 1

by Eric S. Rabkin

ISBN-10: 0060453273

ISBN-13: 9780060453275

Pub. Date: 01/13/1997

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

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Table of Contents

Introduction: On Reading Stories.


On Parables, (Mk 4).
The Prodigal Son, (Lk 15).
A Ch'an Koan.
Smelling Essays.
The Ancient Coffer of Nuri Bey.
The Bequest.
The Limitations of Dogma.
Girls at War, Chinua Achebe.
A Southern Spelling Bee, Alice Adams.
A Mother's Tale, James Agee.
Something to Talk About on the Way to the Funeral, Ama Ata Aidoo.
In a Grove, Ryunosuke Akutagawa.
The Whore of Mensa, Woody Allen.
Hands, Sherwood Anderson.
Reason, Isaac Asimov.
The Resplendent Quetzal, Margaret Atwood.
Going to Meet the Man, James Baldwin.
The Death of Horatio Alger, Amiri Baraka.
The Night We All Got Sick, Lynda Barry.
Night-Sea Journey, John Barth.
The Piano Player, Donald Barthelme.
Nightmare Number Three, Stephen Vincent Benét.
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Ambrose Bierce.
Emma Zunz and Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote, Jorge Luis Borges.
Homage to the San Francisco YMCA, Richard Brautigan.
The Ballad of Rudolph Reed, Gwendolyn Brooks.
Little Red Riding Hood, Olga Broumas.
The King, Dick Bruna.
A Cap for Steve, Morley Callaghan.
Things I Did To Make It Possible, FranÁois Camoin.
Viewfinder, Raymond Carver.
The Joy of Nelly Deane, Willa Cather.
The Miller's Tale, Geoffrey Chaucer.
The Swimmer, John Cheever.
Vanka, Anton Chekov.
DesirÈe's Baby, Kate Chopin.
The Star, Arthur C. Clarke.
The Other Wife, Collette.
Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad.
The Brother, Robert Coover.
Continuity of Parks, Julio Cort-zar.
The Blue Hotel, Stephen Crane.
fred the Teen-age Girl Pigeon, R. Crumb.
Corona, Samuel R. Delany.
The Honest Thief, Feodor Dostoevksy.
The Adventure of the Speckled Band, Arthur Conan Doyle.
I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream, Harlan Ellison.
Chapter Two: 1932, Sita Kozka, Louise Erdrich.
Barn Burning and Dry September, William Faulker.
Babylon Revisited, F. Scott Fitzgerald.
The Yellow Wall-Paper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
A Point in Morals, Ellen Glasgow.
A Jury of Her Peers, Susan Glaspell.
The Overcoat, Nikolai Gogol.
Six Feet of the Country, Nadine Gordimer.
Rapunzel, The Three Spinsters, and The Little Red Cap, Jakob and Wilhelm Grim.
The Gutting of Couffignal, Dashiell Hammett.
I'm Shaking to Death, Barry Hannah.
The Son's Veto, Thomas Hardy.
The Outcasts of Poker Flat, Francis Bret Harte.
Rappaccini's Daughter and Young Goodman Brown, Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Rapunzel, Sara Henderson Hay.
Stage to Lordsburg, Ernest Haycox.
A Clean Well-Lighted Place, Ernest Hemingway.
A Midsummer Knight's Dream and Springtime a la Carte, O. Henry.
The Whispering Tree, Gilberto Hernandez.
The Zebra Storyteller, Spencer Holst.
The Altar of the Dead, The Tree of Knowledge, and The Turn of the Screw, Henry James.
A White Heron, Sarah Orne Jewett.
Counterparts and The Dead, James Joyce.
A Common Confusion and The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka.
One Arm, Yasunari Kawabata.
Girl, Jamaica Kincaid.
Rain, Tommaso Landolfi.
Odour of Chrysanthemums and The Rocking-Horse Winner, D. H. Lawrence.
The Day Before the Revolution, Ursula K. LeGuin.
Prince Ferrix and the Princess Crystal, Stanislaw Lem.
Pleasure, Doris Lessing.
To Build a Fire, Jack London.
The German Refugee, Bernard Malamud.
The Doll's House, Katherine Mansfield.
A New-Wave Format, Bobbie Ann Mason.
The Jewels and Mother Savage, Guy de Maupassant.
Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend, Winsor McCay.
Bartleby the Scrivener, Herman Melville.
Patriotism, Yukio Mishima.
How, Lorrie Moore.
Royal Beatings, Alice Munro.
Good Country People, Flannery O'Connor.
My Oedipus Complex, Frank O'Connor.
I Stand Here Ironing, Tillie Olson.
Metamorphoses, Ovid.
Wants, Grace Paley.
The Last Tea, Dorothy Parker.
A Life for a Life, Alan Paton.
Little Red Riding Hood, Charles Perrault.
The Black Cat, The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar, and The Purloined Letter, Edgar Allan Poe.
The Grave, Katherine Anne Porter.
She Has No Place in Paradise, Nawal El Saadawi.
Yellow Woman, Leslie Silko.
Yentl the Yeshiva Boy, Isaac Bashevis Singer.
Prisoner on the Hell Planet, Art Spiegelman.
Miss Furr and Miss Skeene, Gertrude Stein.
The Chrysanthemums and The Harness, John Steinbeck.
The Thief, Junichiro Tanizaki.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, James Thurber.
The Death of Ivan Ilyitch, Leo Tolstoy.
Becky, Jean Toomer.
The Diary of Adam and Eve, Mark Twain.
Should Wizard Hit Mommy? John Updike.
Something Under the Bed is Drooling, Bill Watterson.
The Star and The Time Machine, H. G. Wells.
Lily Daw and the Three Ladies and Petrified Man, Eudora Welty.
Roman Fever, Edith Wharton.
The Man Who Was Almost a Man, Richard Wright.
Chronicle of Mulberry Tree Village, Xiaoping Zhu.
The Elements of Narrative.
Keeping a Reading Journal.
Writing About Narratives.


Glossary of Literary Terms.

Questions for Contrast and Comparison.

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