Longman Masters of Short Fiction

ISBN-10: 0321089006

ISBN-13: 9780321089007

Edition: 2002

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Description: Providing a survey of the short story in-depth, the anthology encompasses a rich global and historical mix of the masterpieces of short fiction and presents them in a way readers find accessible, engaging, and relevant. "Author Perspectives" -- short lively statements from 52 authors that discuss the writing process and refer to specific stories in the anthology. This unique feature provides readers with critical reflections and insight into the stories they are reading. "Critical Approaches to Fiction" -- introduces readers to 10 leading schools of critical theory in an accessible way. The Glossary of Literary Terms is the most complete glossary in a short fiction book on the market. For those interested in the short fiction genre.

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Book details

List price: $133.40
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 12/6/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 944
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

About the Authors
Introduction
The Art of the Short Story
Stories
Dead Men's Path
Author's Perspective: Achebe on Modern Africa as the Crossroads of Culture
Hands
Author's Perspective: Anderson on Words Not Plot Give Form to a Short Story
Happy Endings
Author's Perspective: Atwood on the Canadian Identity
Sonny's Blues
Author's Perspective: Baldwin on Race and the African-American Writer
The Garden of Forking Paths
Author's Perspective: Borges on Literature as Experience
The Guest
Author's Perspective: Camus on Revolution and Repression in Algeria
Cathedral
A Small Good Thing
Author's Perspective: Carver on Commonplace but Precise Language
Paul's Case
Author's Perspective: Cather on Art as the Process of Simplification
The Swimmer
Author's Perspective: Cheever on Why I Write Short Stories
The Lady with the Pet Dog
Misery
Author's Perspective: Chekhov on Natural Description and "The Center of Gravity."
The Storm
The Story of an Hour
Author's Perspective: Chopin on Her Writing Method
Barbie-Q
Author's Perspective: Cisneros on Style
The Secret Sharer
Author's Perspective: Conrad on the Condition of Art
The Open Boat
Author's Perspective: Crane on The Sinking of the Commodore
A Party Down at the Square
Author's Perspective: Ellison on Race and Fiction
Barn Burning
A Rose for Emily
Author's Perspective: Faulkner on The Human Heart in Conflict with Itself
Babylon Revisited
Author's Perspective: Fitzgerald on His Own Literary Aims
A Simple Heart
Author's Perspective: Flaubert on the Labor of Style
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings
Author's Perspective: Garc�a M�rquez on His Beginnings as a Writer
The Yellow Wallpaper
Author's Perspective: Gilman on Why I Wrote "The Yellow Wallpaper."
The Overcoat
Author's Perspective: Gogol on Realism
A Company of Laughing Faces
Author's Perspective: Gordimer on How the Short Story Differs from the Novel
Young Goodman Brown
The Birthmark
Author's Perspective: Hawthorne on the Public Failure of His Early Stories
A Clean Well-Lighted Place
Author's Perspective: Hemingway on One True Sentence
Sweat
Author's Perspective: Hurston on Eatonville When You Look at It
The Lottery
Author's Perspective: Jackson on the Public Reception of the Lottery
The Real Thing
Author's Perspective: James on the Mirror of a Consciousness
Saboteur
Author's Perspective: Jin on sources of His Fiction
The Dead
Araby
Author's Perspective: Joyce on Epiphanies
Before the Law
The Metamorphosis
Author's Perspective: Kafka on Discussing "The Metamorphosis."
The Rocking-Horse Winner
Odour of Chrysanthemums
Author's Perspective: Lawrence on the Novel Is the Bright Book of Life
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
Author's Perspective: Le Guin on "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas."
A Woman on a Roof
Author's Perspective: Lessing on "My Beginnings as a Writer."
To Build A Fire
Author's Perspective: London Defending the Factuality of "To Build a Fire."
The Garden-Party
Miss Brill
Author's Perspective: Mansfield on "The Garden-Party."
Shiloh
Author's Perspective: Mason on Minimalist Fiction
The Necklace
Author's Perspective: Maupassant on the Realist Method
Bartleby, the Scrivener
Author's Perspective: Melville on Hawthorne and American Literature
Patriotism
Author's Perspective: Mishima on the Japanese Code
How I Met My Husband
Author's Perspective: Munro on How I Write Short Stories
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
Author's Perspective: Oates on Productivity and the Critics
A Good Man Is Hard to Find
Revelation
Author's Perspective: O'Connor on the Element of Suspense in "A Good Man Is Hard to Find."
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Fall of the House of Usher
Author's Perspective: Poe on the Tale and Its Effect
Flowering Judas
Author's Perspective: Porter on Writing Short Stories
The Man to Send Rain Clouds
Author's Perspective: Silko on the Basis of "The Man to Send Rain Clouds."
Gimpel the Fool
Author's Perspective: Singer on the Character of Gimpel
The Death of Ivan Ilych
Author's Perspective: Tolstoy on the Moral Responsibilities of Art
Separating
Author's Perspective: Updike on Why Write?
Everyday Use
Author's Perspective: Walker on the Black Woman Writer in America
Why I Live at the P.O
Author's Perspective: Welty on the Plot of the Short Story
Roman Fever
Author's Perspective: Wharton on the Subject of Short Stories
A Haunted House
Author's Perspective: Woolf on Women and Fiction
Writing
The Elements of Short Fiction
Plot
Characterization
Point of View
Setting
Theme
Style
Writing about Fiction
Critical Approaches to Fiction
Formalist Criticism
Light and Darkness in "Sonny's Blues."
Biographical Criticism
Chekhov's Attitude to Romantic Love
Historical Criticism
The Argentinean Context of Borges's Fantastic Fiction
Psychological Criticism
The Father-Figure in "The Tell-Tale Heart."
Mythological Criticism
Myth in Faulkner's "Barn Burning."
Sociological Criticism
Money and Labor in "The Rocking-Horse Winner."
Gender Criticism
Gender and Pathology in "The Yellow Wallpaper."
Reader-Response Criticism
An Eskimo "A Rose for Emily."
Deconstructionist Criticism
The Death of the Author
Cultural Studies
What is Cultural Studies?
Glossary Of Literary Terms
Acknowledgments
Chronological Listing of Authors and Stories
Listing of Authors with Second Story
Carver, A Small, Good Thing
Chekhov, Misery
Chopin, The Story of an Hour
Faulkner, A Rose for Emily
Hawthorne, The Birthmark
Joyce, Araby
Kafka, Before the Law
Lawrence, The Odour of Chrysanthemums
Mansfield, Miss Brill
O'Connor, Revelation
Poe, The Fallof the House of Usher
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