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Major American Short Stories,9780195078992

Major American Short Stories

Edition: 3rd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2/24/1994
Publisher(s): Oxford University Press


Strongly emphasizing the works of major writers such as Hawthorne, Poe, James, Irving, Twain, and Faulkner, this latest edition of a remarkably successful text ranges from the traditional to the modern experimental fictions of Barth, Barthelme, and Coover. Edited by one of the most prominentexperts in the field, the third edition addresses the needs of a changing readership by presenting more works by women, writers of color, and contemporary authors, including Kate Chopin, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Zora Neale Hurston, Robert Stone, Raymond Carver, Alice Walker, Leslie Marmon Silko,and Louise Erdrich. Preceding each section is an introductory essay discussing individual works and the development of the genre, and biographical and bibliographical notes for each author are also provided. American Short Stories, 3/e is the definitive source for exploring the full range ofAmerican contributions to the short story.

Table of Contents

The Search for Form
Rip Van Winkle
The Adventure of the German Student
Young Goodman Brown
Rappaccini's Daughter
The Fall of the House of Usher
The Purloined Letter
Bartleby the Serivener
The Real Thing
The Jolly Corner
Regionalism and Realism
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
How To Tell a Story
The Outcasts of Poker Flat
The Courting of Sister Wisby
Desiree's Baby
The Yellow Wallpaper
Willa Cather
A National Art Form
The Open Boat
Stephen Crane's Own Story
I Want To Know Why
Babylon Revisited
Big Two-Hearted River
The Gilded Six-Bits
Red Leaves
That Evening Sun
Flowering Judas
Petrified Man
Blackberry Winter
The Man Who Was Almost a Man
Looking for Mr. Green Saul Bellow
A Good Man Is Hard To Find
The Magic Barrel
Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time
Sonny's Blues
Defender of the Faith
The Doctor's Wife
The World of Apples
The Short Story Today
Lost in the Funhouse
The Indian Uprising
The Magic Poker
The Long-Distance Runner
Everyday Use
Biographical and Bibliographical Notes
The American Short Story: A General Bibliography
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