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The Story and Its Writer : an Introduction to Short Fiction

Author: Ann ChartersChinua AchebeConrad AikenRyūnosuke AkutagawaSherman AlexieAll authors
Publisher: Boston, MA : Bedford/St. Martin's, ©2011.
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All Authors / Contributors: Ann Charters; Chinua Achebe; Conrad Aiken; Ryūnosuke Akutagawa; Sherman Alexie; Isabel Allende; Sherwood Anderson; Margaret Atwood; James Baldwin; Toni Cade Bambara; Russell Banks; Lynda Barry; Donald Barthelme; Ann Beattie; Alison Bechdel; Aimee Bender; Ambrose Bierce; Jorge Luis Borges; Tadeusz Borowski; T Coraghessan Boyle; Ray Bradbury; Albert Camus; Angela Carter; Raymond Carver; Willa Cather; Lan Samantha Chang; John Cheever; Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; Kate Chopin; Sandra Cisneros; Mark Twain; Joseph Conrad; Julio Cortázar; Stephen Crane; Edwidge Danticat; Lydia Davis; Junot Díaz; Ralph Ellison; Louise Erdrich; William Faulkner; F Scott Fitzgerald; Gabriel García Márquez; Dagoberto Gilb; Charlotte Perkins Gilman; Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ; Nadine Gordimer; Christine Granados; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Ernest Hemingway; Amy Hempel; A M Homes; Zora Neale Hurston; Washington Irving; Shirley Jackson; Henry James; Gish Jen; Sarah Orne Jewett; Ha Jin; Denis Johnson; Edward P Jones; Thom Jones; James Joyce; Franz Kafka; Etgar Keret; Jamaica Kincaid; W P Kinsella; Jhumpa Lahiri; D H Lawrence; Henry Lawson; Ursula K Le Guin; Doris Lessing; Jack London; Katherine Mansfield; Bobbie Ann Mason; Guy de Maupassant; Herman Melville; Steven Millhauser; Rick Moody; Lorrie Moore; Daniyal Mueenuddin; Bharati Mukherjee; Alice Munro; Saki; Haruki Murakami; Joyce Carol Oates; Tim O'Brien; Flannery O'Connor; Frank O'Connor; Tillie Olsen; Cynthia Ozick; Chuck Palahniuk; Grace Paley; Octavio Paz; Jayne Anne Phillips; Edgar Allan Poe; Katherine Anne Porter; O Henry; Annie Proulx; Philip Roth; Joe Sacco; Marjane Satrapi; George Saunders; Carol Shields; Leslie Marmon Silko; Helen Simpson; Zadie Smith; Susan Sontag; Art Spiegelman; John Steinbeck; Amy Tan; Leo Tolstoy, graf; Jean Toomer; John Updike; Jane Urquhart; Helena Maria Viramontes; Kurt Vonnegut; Alice Walker; David Foster Wallace; Brad Watson; Eudora Welty; Edith Wharton; John Edgar Wideman; William Carlos Williams; Tobias Wolff; Virginia Woolf; Richard Wright; Hisaye Yamamoto; Matthew C Brennan; R Crumb; David Zane Mairowitz; Richard Ellman; Richard Ford; Carlos Fuentes; Vivian Gornick; Janice H Harris; Gustav Janouch; Anne Lamott; J Hillis Miller; Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov; J C C Nachtigal; Jay Parini; Edward W Said; Lionel Trilling; Keith E Byerman; Kenneth A McClane; Tom Jenks; Arthur M Saltzman; A O Scott; Sandra M Gilbert; Susan Gubar; Elaine Showalter; Sean Flynn; Simon Lewis; Wayne C Booth; Dorothy Tuck McFarland; Don Moser; Cleanth Brooks; Robert Penn Warren; Jan Burke; Will Eisner; Charles Hatfield; Michael Kupperman; Scott McCloud; Sydney Plum
ISBN: 9780312596231 0312596235 9780312645113 0312645112
OCLC Number: 863236661
Description: xxvi, 1820 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Story and Its Writer --
Stories: Civil Peace / Chinua Achebe --
Silent Snow, Secret Snow / Conrad Aiken --
In a Bamboo Grove / Ryunosuke Akutagawa --
Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven / Sherman Alexie --
Act of Vengeance / Isabel Allende --
Hands / Sherwood Anderson --
Happy Endings / Margaret Atwood --
Sonny's Blues / James Baldwin --
Lesson / Toni Cade Bambara --
Black Man and White Woman in Dark Green Rowboat / Russell Banks --
San Francisco / Lynda Barry --
Indian Uprising / Donald Barthelme --
Snow / Ann Beattie --
From Fun Home: Old Father, Old Artificer / Alison Bechdel --
Rememberer / Aimee Bender --
Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge / Ambrose Bierce --
Circular Ruins / Jorge Luis Borges --This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen / Tadeusz Borowski --
Greasy Lake / T. Coraghessan Boyle --
August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains / Ray Bradbury --
Guest / Albert Camus --
Werewolf / Angela Carter --
Cathedral; A Small, Good Thing ; What We Talk About When We Talk About Love / Raymond Carver --
Paul's Case / Willa Carter --
Water Names / Lan Samantha Chang --
Swimmer / John Cheever --
Darling ; Lady with the Little Dog / Anton Chekhov --
Désiré́e's Baby; Story of an Hour / Kate Chopin --
Barbie-Q / Sandra Cisneros --
Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County / Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) --
Heart of Darkness / Joseph Conrad --
Continuity of Parks / Julio Cortazar --
Open Boat / Stephen Crane --
Night Women / Edwidge Danticat --
Television / Lydia Davis --
How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, or Halfie / Junot Diaz --
Battle Royal / Ralph Ellison --
Red Convertible / Louise Erdrich--
Rose for Emily ; That Evening Sun / William Faulkner --
Babylon Revisited / F. Scott Fitzgerald --
Very Old Man with Enormous Wings / Gabriel Garcia Marquez --
Look on the Bright Side / Dagoberto Gilb --
Yellow Wallpaper / Charlotte Perkins Gilman --
Overcoat / Nikolai Gogol --
Homage / Nadine Gordimer --
Bride / Christine Granados --
Rappaccini's Daughter ; Young Goodman Brown / Nathaniel Hawthorne --
Hills Like White Elephants / Ernest Hemingway --
Church Cancels Cow ; In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried / Amy Hempel --
Things You Should Know / A.M. Homes --
Gilded Six-Bits ; Sweat / Zora Neale Hurston --
Rip Van Winkle / Washington Irving --
Lottery / Shirley Jackson --
Real Thing / Henry James --
Who's Irish? / Gish Jen --
White Heron / Sarah Orne Jewett --
Saboteur / Ha Jin --
Dirty Wedding / Denis Johnson --
Bad Neighbors / Edward P. Jones --
Pugilist at Rest / Thom Jones --
Araby; Dead / James Joyce --
Hunger Artist; Metamorphosis / Franz Kafka --
Not Human Beings / Etgar Keret --
Girl / Jamaica Kincaid --
Shoeless Joe Jackson Comes to Iowa / W.P. Kinsella --
Interpreter of Maladies / Jhumpa Lahiri --
Odour of Chrysanthemums ; Rocking-Horse Winner / D.H. Lawrence --
Drover's Wife / Henry Lawson --
Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas / Ursula K. Le Guin --
Woman on a Roof / Doris Lessing --
Build a Fire / Jack London --
Fly ; Miss Brill / Katherine Mansfield --
Shiloh / Bobbie Ann Mason --
Necklace / Guy de Maupassant --
Bartleby, the Scrivener / Herman Melville --
Invasion from Outer Space / Steven Millhauser --
Videos of the Dead / Rick Moody --
How to Become a Writer / Lorrie Moore --
Nawabdin Electrician / Daniyal Mueenuddin --
Management of Grief / Bharati Mukherjee --
Dance of the Happy Shades / Alice Munro --
Toys of Peace / Hector Hugh Munro (Saki) --
Ice Man / Haruki Murakami --
Lady with the Pet Dog ; Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? / Joyce Carol Oates --
Things They Carried / Tim O'Brien --
Everything That Rises Must Converge; Good Country People; Good Man Is Hard to Find / Flannery O'Connor --
Guests of the Nation / Frank O'Connor --
I Stand Here Ironing / Tillie Olsen --
Shawl / Cynthia Ozick--
Brownies / ZZ Packer --
Escort / Chuck Palahniuk --
Conversation with My Father ; Mother / Grace Paley --
My Life with the Wave / Octavio Paz --
Stars / Jayne Anne Phillips --
Cask of Amontillado; Fall of the House of Usher ; Tell-Tale Heart / Edgar Allan Poe --
Jilting of Granny Weatherall / Katherine Anne Porter --
Gift of the Magi / William Sydney Porter (O. Henry) --
Job History / Annie Proulx --
Conversion of the Jews / Philip Roth --
From Palestine: Refugeeland / Joe Sacco --
From Persepolis : The Veil / Marjane Satrapi --
Brad Carrigan, American / George Saunders --
Love So Fleeting, Love So Fine / Carol Shields --
Yellow Woman / Leslie Marmon Silko --
Homework / Helen Simpson --
Girl with Bangs / Zadie Smith --
Way We Live Now / Susan Sontag --
Prisoner on the Hell Planet: A Case History / Art Spiegelman --
Chrysanthemums / John Steinbeck --
Two Kinds / Amy Tan --
Death of Ivan Ilych / Leo Tolstoy --
Blood-Burning Moon / Jean Toomer --
A & P / John Updike --
Dreams / Jane Urquhart --
Moths / Helena Maria Viramontes --
Harrison Bergeron / Kurt Vonnegut Jr. --
Everyday Use / Alice Walker --
Good People / David Foster Wallace --
Seeing Eye / Brad Watson --
Why I Live at the P.O. ; Worn Path / Eudora Welty --
Roman Fever / Edith Wharton --
Newborn Thrown in Trash and Dies ; Stories / John Edgar Wideman --
Use of Force / William Carlos Williams --
Powder ; Say Yes / Tobias Wolff --
Kew Gardens / Virginia Woolf --
Man Who Was Almost a Man / Richard Wright --
Brown House / Hisaye Yamamoto. Commentaries: Image of Africa: Conrad's ''Heart of darkness'' / Chinua Achebe --
Superman and Me / Sherman Alexie --
Whirlwind Man Steals Yellow Woman / Paula Gunn Allen --
Form, Not Plot, in the Short Story / Sherwood Anderson --
Reading Blind / Margaret Atwood --
Writing "Poes" / Russell Banks --
Borges and I / Jorge Luis Borges --
Plotting Against Chekhov: Joyce Carol Oates and "Lady with the Dog" / Matthew C. Brennan --
Translating Kafka / Ann Charters --
Why I Write Short Stories / John Cheever --
Technique in Writing the Short Story / Anton Chekhov --
How I Stumbled Upon Maupassant / Kate Chopin --
Private History of the "Jumping Frog" Story / Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) --
Sinking of the Commodore / Stephen Crane --
Hunger Artist / R. Crumb; David Zane Mairowitz --On the Short, Short Story / Lydia Davis --
Influence of Folklore on ''Battle Royal'' / Ralph Ellison --
Biographical Perspective on Joyce's "Dead" / Richard Ellmann --
Meaning of ''Rose for Emily'' / William Faulkner --
Why We Like Chekhov / Richard Ford --
Mexico, the United States, and the Multicultural Future / Carlos Fuentes --
On Grace Paley and Donald Barthelme / Vivian Gornick --
Levels of Meaning in Lawrence's "Rocking-Horse Winner" / Janice H. Harris --
How It Feels to Be Colored Me ; What White Publishers Won't Print / Zora Neale Hurston --
Morning of June 28,1948 and ''Lottery'' / Shirley Jackson --
Genesis of "Real Thing" / Henry James --
Kafka's View of "Metamorphosis" / Gustav Janouch --
Looking Back on Girlhood / Sarah Orne Jewett --
On ''Girl'' / Jamaica Kincaid --
Finding Your Voice / Anne Lamott --
Scapegoat in Omelas / Ursula K. Le Guin --
Letter to the Editor on "To Build a Fire" / Jack London --
Review of Woolf's "Kew Gardens" / Katherine Mansfield --
On Tim O'Brien's ''Things They Carried'' / Bobbie Ann Mason --
Writer's Goal / Guy de Maupassant --
Blackness in Hawthorne's ''Young Goodman Brown'' / Herman Melville --
Deconstructive Reading on Melville's "Bartleby, the Scrivener" / J. Hillis Miller --
How I write Short Stories / Alice Munro --
On Ryunosuke Akutagawa / Haruki Murakami --
Gogol's Genius in "Overcoat" ; Reading of Chekhov's "Lady with the Little Dog" / Vladimir Nabokov --
Peter Klaus the Goatherd / J.C.C. Nachtigal --
Alpha Company / Tim O'Brien --
Nearest Thing to Lyric Poetry Is the Short Story ; Style and Form in Joyce's "Dead" / Frank O'Connor --
Conversation with Ann Charters / Grace Paley --
Lawrence's and Steinbeck's "Chrysanthemums" / Jay Parini --
Guided Tours of Time and Death / Jayne Anne Phillips --
Inspiration? Head Down the Back Road, and Stop for the Yard Sales / Annie Proulx --
Past and the Present: Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography / Edward W. Said --
Language and Literature from a Pueblo Indian Perspective / Leslie Marmon Silko --
Writing as Reading / Susan Sontag --
In the Canon, for All the Wrong Reasons / Amy Tan --
Chekhov's Intent in ''Darling'' / Leo Tolstoy --
Greatness of Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" / Lionel Trilling --
Zora Neale Hurston: Cautionary Tale and a Partisan View / Alice Walker --
Some Remarks on Kafka's Funniness from Which Probably Not Enough Has Been Removed / David Foster Wallace --
Is Phoenix Jackson's Grandson Really Dead? / Eudora Welty --
Reading Fiction / Richard Wright. Casebooks: Casebook One: James Baldwin's "Sonny blues:" Autobiographical notes / James Baldwin --
Words and Music: Narrative Ambiguity in "Sonny's Blues" / Keith E. Byerman --
"Sonny Blues" Saved My Life / Kenneth A. McClane --
Casebook Two: Raymond Carver: On Writing; Creative Writing 101; Bath / Raymond Carver --
Origin of ''Cathedral'' / Tom Jenks --
Reading of ''What We Talk About When We Talk About Love'' / Arthur M. Saltzman --
Looking for Raymond Carver / A.O. Scott --
Casebook Three: Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "Yellow wallpaper:" Why I Wrote "Yellow wallpaper ; Undergoing the Cure for Nervous Prostration / Charlotte Perkins Gilman --
Feminist Reading of Gilman's "Yellow Wallpaper" / Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar --
On "Yellow Wallpaper" / Elaine Showalter --
Casebook Four: Jhumpa Lahiri's "Interpreter of Maladies:" My Two Lives / Jhumpa Lahiri --
Jhumpa Lahiri / Sean Flynn --
Lahiri's "Interpreter of Maladies" / Simon Lewis --
Casebook Five: Flannery O'Connor: From Letters, 1954-55 ; Writing Short Stories; Reasonable Use of the Unreasonable / Flannery O'Connor --
Parables of Flannery O'Connor / Joyce Carol Oates --
Rhetorical Reading of O'Connor's ''Everything That Rises Must Converge'' / Wayne C. Booth --
On ''Good Country People'' / Dorothy Tuck McFarland --
Casebook Six: Joyce Carol Oates's "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?:" Stories That Define Me: Making of a Writer ; Smooth Talk: Short Story into Film / Joyce Carol Oates --
Pied Piper of Tucson: He Cruised in a Golden Car, Looking for the Action / Don Moser --
Casebook Seven: Edgar Allan Poe: Importance of the Single Effect in a Prose Tale / Edgar Allan Poe --
On "Fall of the House of Usher" and "Cask of Amontillado" / D.H. Lawrence --
New Critical Reading of "Fall of the House of Usher" / Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren --
Under the Covers with Fortunato and Montresor / Jan Burke --
Fall of the House of Usher / Will Eisner --
Casebook Eight: Graphic Storytelling: What the Little Old Ladies Feel / Alison Bechdel --
From "Alternative Comics: Toward the Habit of Questioning" / Charles Hatfield --
Are Comics Serious Literature / Michael Kupperman --
From Understanding Comics: Invisible Art / Scott McCloud --
Reading "The Veil" by Marjane Satrapi / Sydney Plum --
Some Reflections on Palestine / Joe Sacco --
Homage to Joe Sacco / Edward W. Said. Appendices: Reading Short Stories (Includes Grace Paley, ''Samuel'') --
Elements of Fiction --
Brief History of the Short Story --
Writing about Short Stories --
Literary Theory and Critical Perspectives --
Glossary of Literary Terms --
Chronological Listing of Authors' Stories --
Chronological Listing of Authors and Stories --
Index of Authors and Titles.
Responsibility: [edited by] Ann Charters.

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schema:description"Commentaries: Image of Africa: Conrad's ''Heart of darkness'' / Chinua Achebe -- Superman and Me / Sherman Alexie -- Whirlwind Man Steals Yellow Woman / Paula Gunn Allen -- Form, Not Plot, in the Short Story / Sherwood Anderson -- Reading Blind / Margaret Atwood -- Writing "Poes" / Russell Banks -- Borges and I / Jorge Luis Borges -- Plotting Against Chekhov: Joyce Carol Oates and "Lady with the Dog" / Matthew C. Brennan -- Translating Kafka / Ann Charters -- Why I Write Short Stories / John Cheever -- Technique in Writing the Short Story / Anton Chekhov -- How I Stumbled Upon Maupassant / Kate Chopin -- Private History of the "Jumping Frog" Story / Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) -- Sinking of the Commodore / Stephen Crane -- Hunger Artist / R. Crumb; David Zane Mairowitz --On the Short, Short Story / Lydia Davis -- Influence of Folklore on ''Battle Royal'' / Ralph Ellison -- Biographical Perspective on Joyce's "Dead" / Richard Ellmann -- Meaning of ''Rose for Emily'' / William Faulkner -- Why We Like Chekhov / Richard Ford -- Mexico, the United States, and the Multicultural Future / Carlos Fuentes -- On Grace Paley and Donald Barthelme / Vivian Gornick -- Levels of Meaning in Lawrence's "Rocking-Horse Winner" / Janice H. Harris -- How It Feels to Be Colored Me ; What White Publishers Won't Print / Zora Neale Hurston -- Morning of June 28,1948 and ''Lottery'' / Shirley Jackson -- Genesis of "Real Thing" / Henry James -- Kafka's View of "Metamorphosis" / Gustav Janouch -- Looking Back on Girlhood / Sarah Orne Jewett -- On ''Girl'' / Jamaica Kincaid -- Finding Your Voice / Anne Lamott -- Scapegoat in Omelas / Ursula K. Le Guin -- Letter to the Editor on "To Build a Fire" / Jack London -- Review of Woolf's "Kew Gardens" / Katherine Mansfield -- On Tim O'Brien's ''Things They Carried'' / Bobbie Ann Mason -- Writer's Goal / Guy de Maupassant -- Blackness in Hawthorne's ''Young Goodman Brown'' / Herman Melville -- Deconstructive Reading on Melville's "Bartleby, the Scrivener" / J. Hillis Miller -- How I write Short Stories / Alice Munro -- On Ryunosuke Akutagawa / Haruki Murakami -- Gogol's Genius in "Overcoat" ; Reading of Chekhov's "Lady with the Little Dog" / Vladimir Nabokov -- Peter Klaus the Goatherd / J.C.C. Nachtigal -- Alpha Company / Tim O'Brien -- Nearest Thing to Lyric Poetry Is the Short Story ; Style and Form in Joyce's "Dead" / Frank O'Connor -- Conversation with Ann Charters / Grace Paley -- Lawrence's and Steinbeck's "Chrysanthemums" / Jay Parini -- Guided Tours of Time and Death / Jayne Anne Phillips -- Inspiration? Head Down the Back Road, and Stop for the Yard Sales / Annie Proulx -- Past and the Present: Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography / Edward W. Said -- Language and Literature from a Pueblo Indian Perspective / Leslie Marmon Silko -- Writing as Reading / Susan Sontag -- In the Canon, for All the Wrong Reasons / Amy Tan -- Chekhov's Intent in ''Darling'' / Leo Tolstoy -- Greatness of Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" / Lionel Trilling -- Zora Neale Hurston: Cautionary Tale and a Partisan View / Alice Walker -- Some Remarks on Kafka's Funniness from Which Probably Not Enough Has Been Removed / David Foster Wallace -- Is Phoenix Jackson's Grandson Really Dead? / Eudora Welty -- Reading Fiction / Richard Wright."@en
schema:description"Introduction: Story and Its Writer -- Stories: Civil Peace / Chinua Achebe -- Silent Snow, Secret Snow / Conrad Aiken -- In a Bamboo Grove / Ryunosuke Akutagawa -- Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven / Sherman Alexie -- Act of Vengeance / Isabel Allende -- Hands / Sherwood Anderson -- Happy Endings / Margaret Atwood -- Sonny's Blues / James Baldwin -- Lesson / Toni Cade Bambara -- Black Man and White Woman in Dark Green Rowboat / Russell Banks -- San Francisco / Lynda Barry -- Indian Uprising / Donald Barthelme -- Snow / Ann Beattie -- From Fun Home: Old Father, Old Artificer / Alison Bechdel -- Rememberer / Aimee Bender -- Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge / Ambrose Bierce -- Circular Ruins / Jorge Luis Borges --This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen / Tadeusz Borowski -- Greasy Lake / T. 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Scott Fitzgerald -- Very Old Man with Enormous Wings / Gabriel Garcia Marquez -- Look on the Bright Side / Dagoberto Gilb -- Yellow Wallpaper / Charlotte Perkins Gilman -- Overcoat / Nikolai Gogol -- Homage / Nadine Gordimer -- Bride / Christine Granados -- Rappaccini's Daughter ; Young Goodman Brown / Nathaniel Hawthorne -- Hills Like White Elephants / Ernest Hemingway -- Church Cancels Cow ; In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried / Amy Hempel -- Things You Should Know / A.M. Homes -- Gilded Six-Bits ; Sweat / Zora Neale Hurston -- Rip Van Winkle / Washington Irving -- Lottery / Shirley Jackson -- Real Thing / Henry James -- Who's Irish? / Gish Jen -- White Heron / Sarah Orne Jewett -- Saboteur / Ha Jin -- Dirty Wedding / Denis Johnson -- Bad Neighbors / Edward P. Jones -- Pugilist at Rest / Thom Jones -- Araby; Dead / James Joyce -- Hunger Artist; Metamorphosis / Franz Kafka -- Not Human Beings / Etgar Keret -- Girl / Jamaica Kincaid -- Shoeless Joe Jackson Comes to Iowa / W.P. Kinsella -- Interpreter of Maladies / Jhumpa Lahiri -- Odour of Chrysanthemums ; Rocking-Horse Winner / D.H. Lawrence -- Drover's Wife / Henry Lawson -- Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas / Ursula K. Le Guin -- Woman on a Roof / Doris Lessing -- Build a Fire / Jack London -- Fly ; Miss Brill / Katherine Mansfield -- Shiloh / Bobbie Ann Mason -- Necklace / Guy de Maupassant -- Bartleby, the Scrivener / Herman Melville -- Invasion from Outer Space / Steven Millhauser -- Videos of the Dead / Rick Moody -- How to Become a Writer / Lorrie Moore -- Nawabdin Electrician / Daniyal Mueenuddin -- Management of Grief / Bharati Mukherjee -- Dance of the Happy Shades / Alice Munro -- Toys of Peace / Hector Hugh Munro (Saki) -- Ice Man / Haruki Murakami -- Lady with the Pet Dog ; Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? / Joyce Carol Oates -- Things They Carried / Tim O'Brien -- Everything That Rises Must Converge; Good Country People; Good Man Is Hard to Find / Flannery O'Connor -- Guests of the Nation / Frank O'Connor -- I Stand Here Ironing / Tillie Olsen -- Shawl / Cynthia Ozick-- Brownies / ZZ Packer -- Escort / Chuck Palahniuk -- Conversation with My Father ; Mother / Grace Paley -- My Life with the Wave / Octavio Paz -- Stars / Jayne Anne Phillips -- Cask of Amontillado; Fall of the House of Usher ; Tell-Tale Heart / Edgar Allan Poe -- Jilting of Granny Weatherall / Katherine Anne Porter -- Gift of the Magi / William Sydney Porter (O. Henry) -- Job History / Annie Proulx -- Conversion of the Jews / Philip Roth -- From Palestine: Refugeeland / Joe Sacco -- From Persepolis : The Veil / Marjane Satrapi -- Brad Carrigan, American / George Saunders -- Love So Fleeting, Love So Fine / Carol Shields -- Yellow Woman / Leslie Marmon Silko -- Homework / Helen Simpson -- Girl with Bangs / Zadie Smith -- Way We Live Now / Susan Sontag -- Prisoner on the Hell Planet: A Case History / Art Spiegelman -- Chrysanthemums / John Steinbeck -- Two Kinds / Amy Tan -- Death of Ivan Ilych / Leo Tolstoy -- Blood-Burning Moon / Jean Toomer -- A & P / John Updike -- Dreams / Jane Urquhart -- Moths / Helena Maria Viramontes -- Harrison Bergeron / Kurt Vonnegut Jr. -- Everyday Use / Alice Walker -- Good People / David Foster Wallace -- Seeing Eye / Brad Watson -- Why I Live at the P.O. ; Worn Path / Eudora Welty -- Roman Fever / Edith Wharton -- Newborn Thrown in Trash and Dies ; Stories / John Edgar Wideman -- Use of Force / William Carlos Williams -- Powder ; Say Yes / Tobias Wolff -- Kew Gardens / Virginia Woolf -- Man Who Was Almost a Man / Richard Wright -- Brown House / Hisaye Yamamoto."@en
schema:description"Casebooks: Casebook One: James Baldwin's "Sonny blues:" Autobiographical notes / James Baldwin -- Words and Music: Narrative Ambiguity in "Sonny's Blues" / Keith E. Byerman -- "Sonny Blues" Saved My Life / Kenneth A. McClane -- Casebook Two: Raymond Carver: On Writing; Creative Writing 101; Bath / Raymond Carver -- Origin of ''Cathedral'' / Tom Jenks -- Reading of ''What We Talk About When We Talk About Love'' / Arthur M. Saltzman -- Looking for Raymond Carver / A.O. Scott -- Casebook Three: Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "Yellow wallpaper:" Why I Wrote "Yellow wallpaper ; Undergoing the Cure for Nervous Prostration / Charlotte Perkins Gilman -- Feminist Reading of Gilman's "Yellow Wallpaper" / Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar -- On "Yellow Wallpaper" / Elaine Showalter -- Casebook Four: Jhumpa Lahiri's "Interpreter of Maladies:" My Two Lives / Jhumpa Lahiri -- Jhumpa Lahiri / Sean Flynn -- Lahiri's "Interpreter of Maladies" / Simon Lewis -- Casebook Five: Flannery O'Connor: From Letters, 1954-55 ; Writing Short Stories; Reasonable Use of the Unreasonable / Flannery O'Connor -- Parables of Flannery O'Connor / Joyce Carol Oates -- Rhetorical Reading of O'Connor's ''Everything That Rises Must Converge'' / Wayne C. Booth -- On ''Good Country People'' / Dorothy Tuck McFarland -- Casebook Six: Joyce Carol Oates's "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?:" Stories That Define Me: Making of a Writer ; Smooth Talk: Short Story into Film / Joyce Carol Oates -- Pied Piper of Tucson: He Cruised in a Golden Car, Looking for the Action / Don Moser -- Casebook Seven: Edgar Allan Poe: Importance of the Single Effect in a Prose Tale / Edgar Allan Poe -- On "Fall of the House of Usher" and "Cask of Amontillado" / D.H. Lawrence -- New Critical Reading of "Fall of the House of Usher" / Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren -- Under the Covers with Fortunato and Montresor / Jan Burke -- Fall of the House of Usher / Will Eisner -- Casebook Eight: Graphic Storytelling: What the Little Old Ladies Feel / Alison Bechdel -- From "Alternative Comics: Toward the Habit of Questioning" / Charles Hatfield -- Are Comics Serious Literature / Michael Kupperman -- From Understanding Comics: Invisible Art / Scott McCloud -- Reading "The Veil" by Marjane Satrapi / Sydney Plum -- Some Reflections on Palestine / Joe Sacco -- Homage to Joe Sacco / Edward W. Said. Appendices: Reading Short Stories (Includes Grace Paley, ''Samuel'') -- Elements of Fiction -- Brief History of the Short Story -- Writing about Short Stories -- Literary Theory and Critical Perspectives -- Glossary of Literary Terms -- Chronological Listing of Authors' Stories -- Chronological Listing of Authors and Stories -- Index of Authors and Titles."@en
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