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The art of the short story

Author: Dana Gioia; R S Gwynn
Publisher: New York : Pearson Longman, ©2006.
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Presents a collection of fifty-two short stories, covering a wide range of international authors and offering insight into the art of short story, including works by Chinua Achebe, William Faulkner, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Yukio Mishima, Eudora Welty, among others.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dana Gioia; R S Gwynn
ISBN: 0321337220 9780321337221
OCLC Number: 60348850
Notes: "52 great authors, their best short fiction, and their insights on writing"--Cover.
Description: xiii, 926 pages : ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. Introduction. The art of the short story.--
Part II. Stories [A-J]. Chinua Achebe: Dead men's path ; Author's perspective, Achebe: modern Africa as the crossroads of culture --
Sherwood Anderson: Hands ; Author's perspective, Anderson: Words not plot give form to a short story --
Margaret Atwood: Happy endings ; Author's perspective, Atwood: On the Canadian identity --
James Baldwin: Sonny's blues ; Author's perspective, Baldwin: Race and the African-American writer --
Jorge Luis Borges: The garden of forking paths ; Author's perspective, Borges: Literature as experience --
Albert Camus: The guest ; Author's perspective, Camus: Revolution and repression in Algeria --
Raymond Carver: Cathedral ; A small, good thing ; Author's perspective, Carver: Commonplace but precise language --
Willa Cather: Paul's case ; Author's perspective, Cather: Art as the process of simplification --
John Cheever: The swimmer ; Author's perspective, Cheever: Why I write short stories --
Anton Chekhov: The lady with the pet dog ; Misery ; Author's perspective, Chekhov: Natural description and "The center of gravity" --
Kate Chopin: The storm ; The story of an hour ; Author's perspective, Chopin: My writing method --
Sandra Cisneros: Barbie-Q ; Author's perspective, Cisneros: Bilingual style --
Joseph Conrad: The secret sharer ; Author's perspective, Conrad: The condition of art --
Stephen Crane: The open boat ; Author's perspective, Crane: The sinking of the Commodore --
Ralph Ellison: A party down at the square ; Author's perspective, Ellison: Race and fiction --
William Faulkner: Barn burning ; A rose for Emily ; Author's perspective, Faulkner: The human heart in conflict with itself --
F. Scott Fitzgerald: Babylon revisited ; Author's perspective, Fitzgerald: On his own literary aims --
Gustave Flaubert: A simple heart ; Author's perspective, Flaubert: The labor of style --
Gabriel García Marquez: A very old man with enormous wings ; Author's perspective, García Marquez: My beginnings as a writer --
Charlotte Perkins Gilman: The yellow wallpaper ; Author's perspective, Gilman: Why I wrote "The yellow wallpaper" --
Nikolai Gogol: The overcoat ; Author's perspective, Gogol: On realism --
Nadine Gordimer: A company of laughing faces ; Author's perspective, Gordimer: How the short story differs from the novel --
Nathaniel Hawthorne: Young Goodman Brown ; The birthmark ; Author's perspective, Hawthorne: On the public failure of his early stories --
Ernest Hemingway: A clean, well-lighted place ; Author's perspective, Hemingway: One true sentence --
Zora Neale Hurston: Sweat ; Author's perspective, Hurston: Eatonville when you look at it --
Shirley Jackson: The lottery ; Author's perspective, Jackson: The public reception of "The lottery" --
Henry James: The real thing ; Author's perspective, James: The mirror of a consciousness --
Ha Jin: Saboteur ; Author's perspective, Jin: Deciding to write in English --
James Joyce : Araby ; The dead ; Author's perspective, Joyce: Epiphanies. Part II[ Cont.]. Stories [K-W]. Franz Kafka: Before the law ; The metamorphosis ; Author's perspective, Kafka: Discussing The metamorphosis --
D.H. Lawrence: Odour of Chrysanthemums ; The rocking-horse winner ; Author's perspective, Lawrence: The novel is the bright book of life --
Ursula K. Le Guin: the ones who walk away from Omelas ; Author's perspective, Le Guin: On "The ones who walk away from Omelas" --
Doris Lessing: A woman on a roof ; Author's perspective, Lessing: My beginnings as a writer --
Jack London: To build a fire ; Author's perspective, London: Defending the factuality of "To build a fire" --
Katherine Mansfield: Miss Brill ; The garden-party ; Author's perspective, Mansfield: On "The garden-party" --
Bobbie Ann Mason: Shiloh ; Author's perspective, Mason: Minimalist fiction --
Guy de Maupassant: The necklace ; Author's perspective, Maupassant: The realist method --
Herman Melville: Bartleby, the scrivener : a story of Wall-Street ; Author's perspective, Melville: American literature --
Yukio Mishima: Patriotism ; Author's perspective, Mishima: Physical courage and death --
Alice Munro: How I met my husband ; Author's perspective, Munro: How I write short stories --
Joyce Carol Oates: where are you going, where have you been? ; Author's perspective, Oates: Productivity and the critics --
Flannery O'Connor: A good man is hard to find ; Revelation ; Author's perspective, O'Connor: The element of suspense in "A good man is hard to find" --
Edgar Allan Poe: The fall of the House of Usher ; The Tell-tale heart ; Author's perspective, Poe: The tale and its effect --
Katherine Anne Porter: Flowering Judas ; Author's perspective, Porter: Writing "Flowering Judas" --
Leslie Marmon Silko: The man to send rain clouds ; Author's perspective, Silko: the basis of "The man to send rain clouds" --
Isaac Bashevis singer: Gimpel the Fool ; Author's perspective, Singer: The character of Gimpel --
Leo Tolstoy: The death of Ivan Ilych ; Author's perspective, Tolstoy: The moral responsibility of art --
John Updike: Separating ; Author's perspective, Why write? --
Alice Walker: Everyday use ; Author's perspective, Walker: The Black woman writer in America --
Eudora Welty: Why I live at the P.O. ; Author's perspective, Welty: The plot of the short story --
Edith Wharton: Roman fever ; Author's perspective, Wharton: The subject of short stories --
Virginia Woolf: A haunted house ; Author's perspective, Woolf: Women and fiction. Part III. Writing. The elements of short fiction --
Writing about fiction --
Critical approaches to literature. Formalist criticism: Light and darkness in "Sonny's Blues" / Michael Clark --
Biographical criticism: Chekhov's attitude to romantic love / Virginia Llewellyn Smith --
Historical criticism: The Argentine context of Borges's fantastic fiction / John King --
Psychological criticism: The father-figure in "The tell-tale heart" / Daniel Hoffman --
Mythological criticism: Myth in Faulkner's "Barn Burning" / Edmond Volpe --
"Sociological criticism: Money and labor in "The rocking-horse winner" / Daniel P. Watkins --
Gender criticism: Gender and pathology in "The yellow wallpaper" / Juliann Fleenor --
Reader-response criticism: An Eskimo "A Rose for Emily" / Stanley Fish --
Deconstructionist criticism: The death of the author / Roland Barthes --
Cultural studies: What is cultural studies? / Makr Bauerlein. Part IV. Glossary of literary terms.
Responsibility: [edited by] Dana Gioia ; R.S. Gwynn.

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