Heath Introduction to Fiction

Heath Introduction to Fiction

by John Jacob Clayton, John J. Clayton

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This affordable, chronologically arranged anthology features 72 short stories carefully selected for their representation of international voices and techniques, their significance in the development of fiction, and their educational and thematic value. Selections are weighted toward the modern and contemporary, with a fair representation of earlier stories. Story groupings help instructors shape thematic units, and help students recognize thematic and technical points of comparison between readings. Multiple stories by the same author allow students to compare works and analyze the evolution of the writer's literary technique.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780669355055
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
Publication date: 08/28/1995
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 872
Age Range: 11 - 17 Years

Table of Contents


Note: Each selection is followed by a Study Guide.

    Introduction: On Fiction
    How to Read and Write About Fiction
    Terms Used in Thinking About Fiction
    Story Groupings
  • Nineteenth-Century Fiction
    Jacob (1785–1863) and Wilhelm (1786–1859) Grimm, Hansel and Gretel
    Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804–1864), The Minister's Black Veil. Young Goodman Brown
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849), The Fall of the House of Usher. The Purloined Letter
    Nikolai Gogol (1809–1852), The Nose
    Herman Melville (1819–1891), Bartleby the Scrivener
    Sarah Orne Jewett (1849–1909), A White Heron
    Guy De Maupassant (1850–1893), Old Mother Savage
    Kate Chopin (1851–1904), Désirée's Baby
    Mary E. Wilkins Freeman (1852–1930), The Revolt of 'Mother'
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860–1935), The Yellow Wall-Paper
    Stephen Crane (1871–1900), The Blue Hotel
  • The Modern Tradition and Anton Chekhov
    Modern Fiction and Anton Chekhov
    Anton Chekhov (1860–1904), The Lady with the Dog. Misery. Gooseberries. Gusev
  • Writers in the Modern Canon
    Joseph Conrad (1857–1924), The Secret Sharer
    Edith Wharton (1862–1937), Roman Fever
    Virginia Woolf (1878–1941), An Unwritten Novel
    James Joyce (1882–1941), Araby. Clay
    Franz Kafka (1883–1924), A Hunger Artist. The Bucket Rider
    D.H. Lawrence (1885–1930), The Blind Man. TheRocking-Horse Winner
    William Faulkner (1897–1962), That Evening Sun. A Rose for Emily
    Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961), Hills Like White Elephants
  • Selected Modern and Contemporary Fiction
    I.L. Peretz (1851–1915), If Not Higher
    William Carlos Williams (1883–1963), The Use of Force
    Sherwood Anderson (1876–1941), I Want to Know Why
    Katherine Mansfield (1888–1923), The Garden-Party
    Katherine Anne Porter (1890–1980), The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
    Ryunosuke Akutagawa (1892–1927), Rashomon
    Isaac Babel (1894–1941?), My First Goose
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977), Sounds
    John Steinbeck (1902–1968), The Chrysanthemums
    Zora Neale Hurston (1903–1960), Sweat
    Eudora Welty (b. 1909), A Worn Path
    John Cheever (1912–1982), The Country Husband
    Tillie Olsen (b. 1913?), I Stand Here Ironing
    Octavio Paz (b. 1914), My Life with the Wave
    Bernard Malamud (1914–1986), The Magic Barrel. Idiots First
    Saul Bellow (b. 1915), A Silver Dish
    Doris Lessing (b. 1919), How I Finally Lost My Heart
    Shirley Jackson (1919–1965), The Lottery
    Grace Paley (b. 1922), A Conversation with My Father. Zagrowsky Tells
    Nadine Gordimer (b. 1923), City Lovers
    James Baldwin (1924–1987), Sonny's Blues
    Flannery O'Connor (1925–1964), A Good Man Is Hard to Find
    Gabriel García Márquez (b. 1928), A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings
    John Barth (b. 1930), Lost in the Funhouse
    Chinua Achebe (b. 1930), The Madman
    Alice Munro (b. 1931), White Dump
    John Updike (b. 1932), Separating
    John J. Clayton (b. 1935), The Man Who Could See Radiance
    Joyce Carol Oates (b. 1938), Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
    Raymond Carver (1938–1988), Cathedral. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
    Toni Cade Bambara (b. 1939), The Lesson
    Alice Walker (b. 1944), Everyday Use
    Tim O'Brien (b. 1946), The Man I Killed. The Lives of the Dead
    Mary Gaitskill (b. 1954), Tiny, Smiling Daddy
    Louise Erdrich (b. 1954), Saint Marie (1934): Marie Lazarre
    Susan Minot (b. 1957), Lust
    Lorrie Moore (b. 1957), Like Life
    George Saunders (b. 1958), Offloading for Mrs. Schwartz
    Victoria Redel (b. 1959), A Day in the Park
  • Index of Authors and Titles
  • Index of Terms

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