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The Oxford book of American short stories

Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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In The Oxford Book of American Short Stories, Joyce Carol Oates offers a sweeping survey of American short fiction, in a collection of nearly sixty tales that combines classic works with many "different, unexpected" gems, and that invites readers to explore a wealth of important pieces by women and minority writers.
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 9780199744398 0199744394
OCLC Number: 777771923
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xix, 873 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Rip Van Winkle / Washington Irving --
Peter Rugg, the Missing Man / William Austin --
The Wives of the Dead / Nathaniel Hawthorne --
The Tell-Tale Heart / Edgar Allan Poe --
The Ghost in the Mill / Harriet Beecher Stowe --
The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids / Herman Melville --
Cannibalism in the Cars / Samuel Clemens --
The Middle Years / Henry James --
A White Heron / Sarah Orne Jewett --
The Storm / Kate Chopin --
Old Woman Magoun / Mary e. Wilkins Freeman --
The Sheriff's Children / Charles Chesnutt --
The Yellow Wallpaper / Charlotte E Perkins Gilman --
A Journey / Edith Wharton --
The Little Regiment / Stephen Crane --
A Death in the Desert / Willa Cather --
The Strength of God / Sherwood Anderson --
In a Far Country / Jack London --
The Girl with a Pimply Face / William Carlos Williams --
The Rats in the Walls / H.P. Lovecraft --
Blood-Burning Moon / Jean Toomer --
An Alcoholic Case / F. Scott Fitzgerald --
That Evening Sun / William Faulkner --
Hills Like White Elephants / Ernest Hemingway --
Red-Headed Baby / Langston Hughes --
The Man Who Was Almost a Man / Richard Wright --
A Bottle of Milk for Mother / Nelson Algren --
Where Is the Voice Coming From? / Eudora Welty --
A Distant Episode / Paul Bowles --
The Country Husband / John Cheever --
Battle Royal / Ralph Ellison --
My Son the Murderer / Bernard Malamud --
The Lottery / Shirley Jackson --
There Will Come Soft Rains / Ray Bradbury --
Sonny's Blues / James Baldwin --
A Late Encounter with the Enemy / Flannery O'Connor --
The Shawl / Cynthia Ozark --
The School / Donald Barthelme --
The Persistence of Desire / John Updike --
Defender of the Faith / Philip Roth --
The Mud Below / Annie Proulx --
Are These Actual Miles? / Raymond Carver --
Heat / Joyce Carol Oates --
The Child Screams and Looks Back at You / Russell Banks --
Give It Up for Billy / Edmund White --
Under the Radar / Richard Ford --
Hunters in the Snow / Tobias Wolff --
The Things They Carried / Tim O'Brien --
The Reach / Stephen King --
Filthy with Things / T.C. Boyle --
Today Will Be a Quiet Day / Amy Hempel --
Fleur / Louise Erdrich --
The Drowned Life / Jeffrey Ford --
Children as Enemies / Ha Jin --
How to Become a Writer / Lorrie Moore --
Good People / David Foster Wallace --
Mercy / Pinckney Benedict --
Hell-Heaven / Jhumpa Lahiri --
Edison, New Jersey / Junot Diaz.
Responsibility: edited by Joyce Carol Oates.

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In The Oxford Book of American Short Stories, Joyce Carol Oates offers a sweeping survey of American short fiction, in a collection of nearly sixty tales that combines classic works with many "different, unexpected" gems, and that invites readers to explore a wealth of important pieces by women and minority writers.

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