The story and its writer : an introduction to short fiction

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In its sixth edition, the most widely adopted anthology of its kind continues to offer an exceptional array of stories, writer commentaries, and editorial features to help students read, think, and write about short fiction.
Introduction: The story and its writer
pt. 1. Stories
Civil peace / Chinua Achebe
The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven / Sherman Alexie
The Kugelmass episode / Woody Allen
And of clay are we created / Isable Allende
River of names / Dorothy Allison
The immortals / Martin Amis
Death in the woods / Sherwood Anderson
Hands / Sherwood Anderson
Happy endings / Margaret Atwood
Rape fantasies / Margaret Atwood
My first goose / Isaac Babel
Sonny's blues / James Baldwin
The lesson / Toni Cade Bambara
Black man and white woman in dark green rowboat / Russell Banks
Lost in the funhouse / Johb Barth
Me and Miss Mandible / Donald Barthelme
Find and replace / Ann Beattie
Who is it can tell me who I am? / Gina Berriault
An occurance at oval creek bridge / Ambrose Bierce Chinua Achebe / Civil Peace
Sherman Alexie / The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
Woody Allen / The Kugelmass Episode
Isabelle Allende / And of Clay Are We Created
Dorothy Allison / River of Names
Martin Amis / The Immortals
Sherwood Anderson / Death in the Woods
Sherwood Anderson / Hands
Margaret Atwood / Happy Endings
Margaret Atwood / Rape Fantasies
Isaac Babel / My First Goose
James Baldwin / Sonny's Blues
Toni Cade Bambara / The Lesson
Russell Banks / Black Man and Donald Barthelme / Me and Miss Mandible
Ann Beattie / Find and Replace
Gina Berriault / Who Is It Can Tell Me Who I Am?
Ambrose Bierce / An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
Jorge Luis Borges / The End of the Duel
Tadeusz Borowski / This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen
T. Corraghesan Boyle / Friendly Skies
Albert Camus / The Guest
Angela Carter / The Company of Wolves
Raymond Carver / The Bath
Raymond Carver / A Small, Good Thing
Raymond Carver / What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
Willa Cather / Paul's Case
John Cheever / The Swimmer
Anton Chekhov / Angel [The Darling]
Anton Chekhov / A Blunder
Anton Chekhov / The Lady with the Little Dog
Charles Chesnutt / The Wife of His Youth
Kate Chopin / Dèsirèe's Baby
Kate Chopin / The Story of an Hour
Sandra Cisneros / The House on Mango Street
Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) / The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
Joseph Conrad / Heart of Darkness
Julio Cortázar / A Continuity of Parks
Stephen Crane / The Open Boat
Edwidge Danticat / Night Women
Junot Diaz / The Sun, The Moon, The Stars
Isak Dinesen / Sorrow Acre
Ralph Ellison / Battle Royal
Louise Erdrich / The Red Convertible
William Faulkner A Rose for Emily
William Faulkner / That Evening Sun
F. Scott Fitzgerald / Babylon Revisited
Gustave Flaubert/ A Simple Heart
Mary Wilkins Freeman / The Revolt of Mother
Mary Gaitskill / Tiny Smiling Daddy
Gabriel García Márquez / A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings
Charlotte Perkins Gilman / The Yellow Wallpaper
Nikolai Gogol / The Overcoat
Nadine Gordimer / Ultimate Safari
Nathaniel Hawthorne / The Birthmark
Nathaniel Hawthorne / Young Goodman Brown
Bessie Head / Woman from America
Ernest Hemingway / Hills Like White Elephants
Zora Neale Hurston / The Gilded Six-Bits
Zora Neale Hurston / Spunk
Zora Neale Hurston / Sweat
Yusuf Idris / The Chair Carrier
Washington Irving / Rip Van Winkle
Shirley Jackson / The Lottery
Henry James / The Real Thing
Gish Jen / Whose Irish?
Sarah Orne Jewett / A White Heron
Ha Jin / The Bridegroom
Charles Johnson / Menagerie, A Child's Fable
James Joyce / Araby
James Joyce / The Dead
Franz Kafka / A Hunger Artist
Franz Kafka / The Metamorphosis
Jamaica Kincaid / Girl
Ivan Klíma / The White House
Jhumpa Lahiri / The Interpreter of Maladies
Mary Lavin / The Widow's Son
D. H. Lawrence/ Odour of Chrysanthemums
D. H. Lawrence / The Rocking-Horse Winner
Ursula K. Le Guin / The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
Doris Lessing / Sunrise on the Veld
Clarice Lispector / The Smallest Woman in the World
Jack London / To Build a Fire
Katherine Mansfield / Bliss
Katherine Mansfield / The Garden-Party
Bobbie Ann Mason / Shiloh
Guy de Maupassant / The Necklace
Guy de Maupassant / Clochette
Herman Melville / Bartleby, the Scrivener
Susan Minot / Lust
Yukio Mishima / Patriotism
Rick Moody / Boys
Lorrie Moore / How to Become a Writer
Bharati Mukherjee / The Management of grief
Alice Munro / Family Furnishings
Haruki Murakami / The Seventh Man
Joyce Carol Oates / Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
Tim O'Brien / The Things They Carried
Flannery O'Connor / Everything That Rises Must Converge
Flannery O'Connor / Good Country People
Flannery O'Connor / A Good Man Is Hard to Find
Frank O'Connor / Guests of the Nation
Tillie Olsen / I Stand Here Ironing
Cynthia Ozick / The Shawl
Grace Paley / A Conversation with My Father
Octavio Paz / My Life with the Wave
Edgar Allan Poe / The Cask of Amontillado
Edgar Allan Poe / The Fall of the House of Usher
Edgar Allan Poe / The Tell-Tale Heart
Katherine Anne Porter / The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
William Sidney Porter (O. Henry) / The Last Leaf
Annie Proulx / The Blood Bay
Philip Roth / The Conversion of the Jews
Leslie Marmon Silko / Yellow Woman
Susan Sontag / The Way We Live Now
Gertrude Stein / Miss Furr and Miss Skeene
John Steinbeck / The Chrysanthemums
Amy Tan / Two Kinds
James Thurber / The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Leo Tolstoy / The Death of Ivan Ilych
Jean Toomer / Blood Burning Moon
John Updike / A & P
Helena María Viramontes / The Moths
Kurt Vonnegut / Jr., Harrison Bergeron
Alice Walker / Everyday Use
Eudora Welty / Why I Live at the P.O.
Eudora Welty / A Worn Path
Edith Wharton / Roman Fever
John Edgar Wideman / Newborn Thrown in Trash and Dies
William Carlos Williams, The Use of Force
Tobias Wolff / The Rich Brother
Virginia Woolf / Kew Gardens
Richard Wright / The Man Who Was Almost a Man
Hisaye Yamamoto / Wilshire Bus
Chinua Achebe / An Image of Africa: Conrad's "Heart of Darkness"
Paula Gunn Allen / Whirlwind Man Steals Yellow Woman
Sherwood Anderson / Form, Not Plot, in the Short Story
Margaret Atwood / Reading Blind
James Baldwin / Autobiographical Notes
Russell Banks / Author's Note
Jorge Luis Borges / On the Meaning and Form of "The End of the Duel"
Willa Cather / The Stories of Katherine Mansfield
John Cheever / Why I Write Short Stories
Kate Chopin / How I Stumbled upon Maupassant
Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) / Private History of "The Jumping Frog" Story
Robert Coles / Tillie Olsen: The Iron and the Riddle
Stephen Crane / The Sinking of the Commodore
Ralph Ellison / The Influence of Folklore on "Battle Royal"
Richard Ellmann / A Biographical Perspective on Joyce's "The Dead"
William Faulkner / The Meaning of A Rose for Emily
Carlos Fuentes, Mexico / The United States, and the Multicultural Future
Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar / A Feminist Reading of Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper"
Charlotte Perkins Gilman / Undergoing the Cure for Nervous Prostration
Charlotte Perkins Gilman / Why I Wrote "The Yellow Wallpaper"
Janice H. Harris / Levels of Meaning in Lawrence's The Rocking-Horse Winner
Carolyn G. Heilbrun / A Feminist Perspective on Katherine Anne Porter and "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall"
Washington Irving / Letter to Henry Brevoort, December 11, 1824
Shirley Jackson / The Morning of June 28, 1948, and "The Lottery"
Henry James / The Genesis of "The Real Thing"
Gustav Janouch / Kafka's View of "The Metamorphosis"
Sarah Orne Jewett / Looking Back on Girlhood
James W. Johnson / Lynching in Tennessee
Jamaica Kincaid / On "Girl"
D. H. Lawrence / Draft Passage from "Odour of Chrysanthemums"
Leslie Lee / Scene from the Screenplay of Almos' a Man
Ursula K. Le Guin / The Scapegoat in Omelas
Jack London / Letter to the Editor on "To Build a Fire"
Katherine Mansfield / On "The Garden Party"
Katherine Mansfield / Review of Woolf's "Kew Gardens"
Bobbie Ann Mason / On Tim O'Brien's "The Things They Carried"
Guy de Maupassant / The Writer's Goal
Herman Melville / Blackness in Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown"
J. Hillis Miller / Who Is He? Melville's "Bartleby, the Scrivener"
Alice Munro / How I Write Short Stories
Vladimir Nabokov / Gogol's Genius in "The Overcoat"
J. C. C. Nachtigal, Peter Klaus the Goatherd
Joyce Carol Oates, Smooth Talk: Short Story Into Film
Tim O'Brien, Alpha Company
Frank O'Connor, The Nearest Thing to Lyric Poetry Is the Short Story
Frank O'Connor / Style and Form in Joyce's "The Dead"
Grace Paley / A Conversation with Ann Charters
Jay Parini / Lawrence and Steinbeck's "Chrysanthemums"
Francine Prose / The Bones of Muzhiks: Isaac Babel Gets Lost in Translation
Peter Rudy / Tolstoy's Revisions in "The Death of Ivan Illych"
Salman Rushdie / On Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber
Edward Said / The Past and the Present: Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography
Leslie Marmon Silko / Language and Literature from a Pueblo Indian Perspective
Jane Smiley / Gregor: My Life as a Bug
Amy Tan, In the Canon / For All the Wrong Reasons
Lionel Trilling / The Greatness of Conrad's "Heart of Darkness"
John Updike / Kafka and "The Metamorphosis"
Eudora Welty / Is Phoenix Jackson's Grandson Really Dead?
Edith Wharton / Every Subject Must Contain within Itself Its Own Dimensions
Tobias Wolff / On "The Rich Brother"
Richard Wright / Reading Fiction
Mary Zimmerman / U.S. Latino Literature: History and Development
Raymond Carver / On Writing
Raymond Carver / Creative Writing 101 Raymond Carver / The Ashtray
Jim Naughton / As Raymond Carver Muses, His Stature Grows
Kathleen Westfall Shute / On "The Bath" and "A Small, Good Thing"
Arthur M. Saltzman / A Reading of "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love"
A.O. Scott / Looking for Raymond Carver
Anton Chekhov / Technique in Writing the Short Story
Richard Ford / Why We Like Chekhov
Richard Ford / Editor's Note on "The Blunder"
Vladimir Nabokov / A Reading of Chekhov's "The Lady with the Little Dog"
Leo Tolstoy / Chekhov's Intent in "The Darling" ["Angel"
Eudora Welty / Plot and Character in Chekhov's "The Darling" ["Angel"]
Zora Neale Hurston / How It Feels to Be Colored Me
Zora Neale Hurston / What White Publishers Won't Print
Robert Bone / A Folkloric Analysis of Hurston's "Spunk" and "The Gilded Six-Bits"
Rosalie Murphy Baum / The Shape of Hurston's Fiction
Alice Walker / Zora Neale Hurston: A Cautionary Tale and a Partisan View
Flannery O'Connor / From Letters 1954-1955
Flannery O'Connor / Writing Short Stories
Flannery O'Connor / A Reasonable Use of the Unreasonable
V. S. Pritchett / Flannery O'Connor: Satan Comes to Georgia
Robert H. Brinkmeyer / Jr., Flannery O'Connor and Her Readers
Dorothy Tuck McFarland / On "Good Country People"
Wayne C. Booth / A Rhetorical Reading of O'Connor's "Everything That Rises Must Converge"
Sally Fitzgerald / Southern Sources of "A Good Man Is Hard to Find"
Edgar Allan Poe / The Importance of the Single Effect in a Prose Tale
D. H. Lawrence / On "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Cask of Amontillado"
Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren / A New Critical Reading of "The Fall of the House of Usher"
James W. Gargano / The Question of Poe's Narrators in "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Cask of Amontillado"
J. Gerald Kennedy, On "The Fall of the House of Usher" David S. Reynolds, Poe's Art of Transformation in "The Cask of Amontillado
Joan Dayan, Amorous Bondage: Poe, Ladies, and Slaves.

Additional Information
Subjects Short stories.
Short story.
Publisher Boston :Bedford/St. Martin's,2003
Edition 6th ed.
Contributors Charters, Ann.
Language English
Description xxxiii, 1801 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 0312397291
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