American Short Stories since 1945

ISBN-10: 0195131320

ISBN-13: 9780195131321

Edition: 2002

Authors: John G. Parks

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Offering significantly more comprehensive and inclusive coverage than similar anthologies, American Short Stories Since 1945 features over seventy short stories written between 1945 and the present. Editor John Parks annotates terms, allusions, and references with which students may be unfamiliar. He also provides brief biographies of the authors and an introductory chapter tracing developments in the short story form in the U.S. since World War II.
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Book details

List price: $100.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/23/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 896
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.014
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
1945-1960: The Strains of Accommodation and Consensus
"The Lottery"
"Why I Live at the P.O."
"The Spinoza of Market Street"
"I Stand Here Ironing"
"Battle Royal"
"An Interest in Life"
"Prince of Darkness"
"Don't Call Me by My Right Name"
"The Jewbird"
"The Old Forest"
"A Good Man Is Hard to Find"
"Revelation"
"The Ram in the Thicket"
"The Country Husband"
"The Housebreaker of Shady Hill"
"Defender of the Faith"
"Sonny's Blues"
"Seventeen Syllables"
1960s and 1970s: Breakdowns and Breakthroughs
"Looking for Mr. Green"
"In the Heart of the Heart of the Country"
"The Sky Is Gray"
"The Babysitter"
"Night-Sea Journey"
"Views of My Father Weeping"
"The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas"
"The Shawl"
"Come on Back"
"Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"
"The Lesson"
"I Would Have Saved Them If I Could"
"To Hell With Dying"
"Separating"
"Of Cabbages and Kings"
"Girl"
"The Oranging of America"
"Midnight and I'm Not Famous Yet"
"Souvenir"
"Storyteller"
"Roses, Rhododendron"
1980s and 1990s: Centers and Margins
"A Father's Story"
"The Priest Next Door"
"Janus"
"Coach"
"Hunters in the Snow"
"A New-Wave Format"
"The Redneck Way of Knowledge"
"Another Marvelous Thing"
"Greasy Lake"
"Exchange Value"
"The Way We Live Now"
"The Tip-Top Club"
"The Things They Carried"
"Health" Maxi
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