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Major American Short Stories (3RD 94 Edition)


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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 prominent experts 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 of American contributions to the short story.

Table of Contents

The Search for Form: Irving, Hawthorne, Poe, Melville and James

Rip Van Winkle; The Adventure of the German Student, Washington Irving

Young Goodman Brown; Wakefield; Rappaccini's Daughter, Nathaniel Hawthorne

Ligeia; The Fall of the House of Usher; The Purloined Letter

Bartleby the Serivener, Herman Melville

The Real Thing; The Jolly Corner, Henry James

Regionalism and Realism

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County; How To Tell a Story, Mark Twain

The Outcasts of Poker Flat, Bret Harte

Editha, William Dean Howells

The Courting of Sister Wisby, Sarah Orne Jewett

Desiree's Baby, Kate Chopin

The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Willa Cather, Neighbor Rosicky

A National Art Form

The Open Boat; Stephen Crane's Own Story, Stephen Crane

I Want To Know Why, Sherwood Anderson

Babylon Revisited, F. Scott Fitzgerald

Big Two-Hearted River, Ernest Hemingway

The Gilded Six-Bits, Zora Neale Hurston

Red Leaves; That Evening Sun, William Faulkner

Flowering Judas, Katherine Anne Porter

Petrified Man, Eudora Welty

Blackberry Winter, Robert Penn Warren

The Man Who Was Almost a Man, Richard Wright

Looking for Mr. Green, Saul Bellow

A Good Man Is Hard To Find, Flannery O'Connor

The Magic Barrel, Bernard Malamud

Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time, Peter Taylor

Sonny's Blues, James Baldwin

Defender of the Faith, Philip Roth

The Doctor's Wife, John Updike

The World of Apples, John Cheever

The Short Story Today

Lost in the Funhouse, John Barth

The Indian Uprising, Donald Barthelme

The Magic Poker, Robert Coover

The Long-Distance Runner, Grace Paley

Daisy, Joyce Carol Oates

Helping, Robert Stone

Errand, Raymond Carver

Everyday Use, Alice Walker

Storyteller, Leslie Marmon Silko

Snares, Louise Erdrich

Biographical and Bibliographical Notes

The American Short Story: A General Bibliography

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Litz, A. Walton
Oxford University Press, USA
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New York :
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Short stories, American
Literature/English | American Literature | Anthologies
Literature, English
American Literature | Anthologies
United States Social life and customs.
Literary Criticism : General
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