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The Oxford book of American short stories

Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
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Collection of fifty-six American short stories and biographical information about each author.
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Anthologies
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oxford book of American short stories.
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
(OCoLC)609979734
Online version:
Oxford book of American short stories.
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
(OCoLC)623005853
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0195070658 9780195070651 0192824066 9780192824066
OCLC Number: 25282327
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 768 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Rip Van Winkle / Washington Irving --
Peter Rugg, the missing man / William Austin --
The wives of the dead / Nathaniel Hawthorne --
The paradise of bachelors and the tartarus of maids / Herman Melville --
The tell-tale heart / Edgar Allan Poe --
The ghost in the mill / Harriet Beecher Stowe --
Cannibalism in the cars / Samuel Clemens --
A white heron / Sarah Orne Jewett --
The storm / Kate Chopin --
The sheriff's children / Charles Chesnutt --
The yellow wallpaper / Charlotte Perkins Gilman --
The middle years / Henry James --
In a far country / Jack London --
Old woman Magoun / Mary E. Wilkins Freeman --
The little regiment / Stephen Crane --
A journey / Edith Wharton --
The strength of God / Sherwood Anderson --
A death in the desert / Willa Cather --
Blood-burning moon / Jean Toomer --
A clean, well-lighted place / Ernest Hemingway --
An alcoholic case / F. Scott Fitzgerald --
The girl with a pimply face / William Carlos Williams --
He / Katherine Anne Porter --
That evening sun / William Faulkner --
Sweat / Zora Neale Hurston --
Red-headed baby / Langston Hughes --
The man who was almost a man / Richard Wright --
A distant episode / Paul Bowles. A late encounter with the enemy / Flannery O'Connor --
Sonny's blues / James Baldwin --
Battle Royal / Ralph Ellison --
There will come soft rains / Ray Bradbury --
Rain in the heart / Peter Taylor --
Where is the voice coming from? / Eudora Welty --
The lecture / Isaac Bashevis Singer --
My son the murderer / Bernard Malamud --
Something to remember me by / Saul Bellow --
The death of Justina / John Cheever --
Texts / Ursula K. Le Guin --
The school / Donald Barthelme --
The persistence of desire / John Updike --
Alaska / Alice Adams --
Are these actual miles? / Raymond Carver --
Yellow Woman / Leslie Marmon Silko --
The shawl / Cynthia Ozick --
Heat / Joyce Carol Oates --
Hunters in the snow / Tobias Wolff --
The things they carried / Tim O'Brien --
Big Bertha stories / Bobbie Ann Mason --
Fever / John Edgar Wideman --
The management of grief / Bharati Mukherjee --
Two kinds / Amy Tan --
Fleur / Louise Erdrich --
Gravity / David Leavitt --
The house on Mango Street ; What Sally said ; Linoleum roses ; A house of my own / Sandra Cisneros --
Town Smokes / Pinckney Benedict.
Other Titles: American short stories.
Responsibility: edited by Joyce Carol Oates.
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Combining classic favourites with many unexpected gems, this anthology of 56 short stories celebrates the richness and diversity of the American literary imagination, from Hawthorne to Updike.  Read more...

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