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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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Genre/Form: Short stories
Noveller
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dana Gioia; R S Gwynn
ISBN: 0321337220 9780321337221 9780321363633 0321363639
OCLC Number: 60348850
Notes: "52 great authors, their best short fiction, and their insights on writing"--Cover.
Description: xiii, 926 pages : portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Introduction. The art of the short story --
Part II. Stories [authors A-J]. Dead men's path ; Author's perspective: Modern Africa as the crossroads of culture / Chinua Achebe --
Hands ; Author's perspective: Words not plot give form to a short story / Sherwood Anderson --
Happy endings ; Author's perspective: On the Canadian identity / Margaret Atwood --
Sonny's blues ; Author's perspective: Race and the African-American writer / James Baldwin --
The garden of forking paths ; Author's perspective: Literature as experience / Jorge Luis Borges --
The guest ; Author's perspective: Revolution and repression in Algeria / Albert Camus --
Cathedral ; A small, good thing ; Author's perspective: Commonplace but precise language / Raymond Carver --
Paul's case ; Author's perspective: Art as the process of simplification / Willa Cather --
The swimmer ; Author's perspective: Why I write short stories / John Cheever --
The lady with the pet dog ; Misery ; Author's perspective: Natural description and "The center of gravity" / Anton Chekhov --
The storm ; The story of an hour ; Author's perspective: My writing method / Kate Chopin --
Barbie-Q ; Author's perspective: Bilingual style / Sandra Cisneros --
The secret sharer ; Author's perspective: The condition of art / Joseph Conrad --
The open boat ; Author's perspective: The sinking of the Commodore / Stephen Crane --
A party down at the square ; Author's perspective: Race and fiction / Ralph Ellison --
Barn burning ; A rose for Emily ; Author's perspective: The human heart in conflict with itself / William Faulkner --
Babylon revisited ; Author's perspective: On his own literary aims / F. Scott Fitzgerald --
A simple heart ; Author's perspective: The labor of style / Gustave Flaubert --
A very old man with enormous wings ; Author's perspective: My beginnings as a writer / Gabriel García Marquez --
The yellow wallpaper ; Author's perspective: Why I wrote "The yellow wallpaper" / Charlotte Perkins Gilman --
The overcoat ; Author's perspective: On realism / Nikolai Gogol --
A company of laughing faces ; Author's perspective: How the short story differs from the novel / Nadine Gordimer --
Young Goodman Brown ; The birthmark ; Author's perspective: On the public failure of his early stories / Nathaniel Hawthorne --
A clean, well-lighted place ; Author's perspective: One true sentence / Ernest Hemingway --
Sweat ; Author's perspective: Eatonville when you look at it / Zora Neale Hurston --
The lottery ; Author's perspective: The public reception of "The lottery" / Shirley Jackson --
The real thing ; Author's perspective: The mirror of a consciousness / Henry James --
Saboteur ; Author's perspective: Deciding to write in English / Ha Jin --
Araby ; The dead ; Author's perspective: Epiphanies / James Joyce. Part II[Cont.]. Stories [authors K-W]. Before the law ; The metamorphosis ; Author's perspective: Discussing The metamorphosis / Franz Kafka --
Odour of Chrysanthemums ; The rocking-horse winner ; Author's perspective: The novel is the bright book of life / D.H. Lawrence --
The ones who walk away from Omelas ; Author's perspective: On "The ones who walk away from Omelas" / Ursula K. Le Guin --
A woman on a roof ; Author's perspective: My beginnings as a writer / Doris Lessing --
To build a fire ; Author's perspective: Defending the factuality of "To build a fire" / Jack London --
Miss Brill ; The garden-party ; Author's perspective: On "The garden-party" / Katherine Mansfield --
Shiloh ; Author's perspective: Minimalist fiction / Bobbie Ann Mason --
The necklace ; Author's perspective: The realist method / Guy de Maupassant --
Bartleby, the scrivener : a story of Wall-Street ; Author's perspective: American literature / Herman Melville --
Patriotism ; Author's perspective: Physical courage and death / Yukio Mishima --
How I met my husband ; Author's perspective: How I write short stories / Alice Munro --
Where are you going, where have you been? ; Author's perspective: Productivity and the critics / Joyce Carol Oates --
A good man is hard to find ; Revelation ; Author's perspective: The element of suspense in "A good man is hard to find" / Flannery O'Connor --
The fall of the House of Usher ; The Tell-tale heart ; Author's perspective: The tale and its effect / Edgar Allan Poe --
Flowering Judas ; Author's perspective: Writing "Flowering Judas" / Katherine Anne Porter --
The man to send rain clouds ; Author's perspective: The basis of "The man to send rain clouds" / Leslie Marmon Silko --
Gimpel the Fool ; Author's perspective: The character of Gimpel / Isaac Bashevis Singer --
The death of Ivan Ilych ; Author's perspective: The moral responsibility of art / Leo Tolstoy --
Separating ; Author's perspective: Why write? / John Updike --
Everyday use ; Author's perspective: The Black woman writer in America / Alice Walker --
Why I live at the P.O. ; Author's perspective: The plot of the short story / Eudora Welty --
Roman fever ; Author's perspective: The subject of short stories / Edith Wharton --
A haunted house ; Author's perspective: Women and fiction / Virginia Woolf. Part III. Writing. The elements of short fiction. Plot ; Characterization ; Point of view ; Setting ; Theme ; Style --
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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