Anthology of the American Short Story

ISBN-10: 0618444246

ISBN-13: 9780618444243

Edition: 2008

Authors: James Nagel
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Description: With a great balance between commonly anthologized and newly discovered works, Anthology of the American Short Story captures the artistic development of the short story from 1747 to today. Compiled by the eminent American Literature scholar James Nagel, this collection presents, works of literary excellence with thorough introductions that address historical and social events, as well as major advancements in literature, during transitional moments in the form. Each short story selected balances importance to history and contemporary culture with a contribution to the richness of the American literary tradition. These stories reflect not only a wide range of fictional approaches, but also the breadth of ethnic writers who have contributed to the development of the short-story genre as a whole. Book jacket.

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List price: $99.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 3/20/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 992
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

Preface
An Overview of the American Short Story
Irving and the Predecessors of the American Story
Introduction
"The Speech of Miss Polly Baker"
"Adventure of a Young English Officer among the Abenakee Savages"
"Indian Fidelity"
"The Calamities of War and the Effects of Unbridled Passion"
"Amelia; or, The Faithless Briton. An Original Novel, Founded upon Recent Events"
"The Fatal Effects of Seduction, Exemplified in a Letter from the Reformed Edmund, to His Friend"
"Three Days after Marriage: or, the History of Ned Easy and Mrs. Manlove. A Story Founded in Fact"
"The Story of the Captain's Wife and an Aged Woman"
"Anecdote [An Argument against the Ownership of Slaves]"
"Intrepidity of a Negro Woman"
"The Wretched Taillah: An African Story"
"The Negro"
"The Indians: A Tale"
"Rip Van Winkle"
American Romanticism
Introduction
"Peter Rugg, the Missing Man"
"The Indian Wife"
"The Horse Swap"
"Young Goodman Brown"
"The Fall of the House of Usher"
"The Big Bear of Arkansas"
"Rappaccini's Daughter"
"The Cask of Amontillado"
"The Two Altars; or, Two Pictures in One"
"Bartleby, the Scrivener"
"Benito Cereno"
"The Two Offers"
"Circumstance"
"The Prescription"
Realism and Naturalism
Introduction
"The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"
"The Outcasts of Poker Flat"
"A White Heron"
"The Return of a Private"
"The Revolt of 'Mother'"
"The Yellow Wallpaper"
"The Real Thing"
"Desiree's Baby"
"The Wife of His Youth"
"An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"
"The Blue Hotel"
"M'sieu Fortier's Violin"
"The Soft-Hearted Sioux"
"A Deal in Wheat"
"The Lynching of Jube Benson"
"The Other Two"
"A Wagner Matinee"
"The Problem of Old Harjo"
"Mrs. Spring Fragrance"
"To Build a Fire"
"Emmy"
"The Education of Popo"
Modernism and Experimentation
Introduction
"The Fat of the Land"
"Maria Concepcion"
"Blood-Burning Moon"
"Death in the Woods"
"A Start in Life"
"Winter Dreams"
"Hills Like White Elephants"
"A Summer Tragedy"
"The Chrysanthemums"
"The Secret Life of Walter Mirty"
"Petrified Man"
"Barn Burning"
"The Legend of Miss Sasagawara"
"The River"
"Help Her to Believe" ["I Stand Here Ironing"]
"Defender of the Faith"
"Sonny's Blues"
The Contemporary Expansion of the Genre
Introduction
"Views of My Father Weeping"
"Everyday Use"
"Storyteller"
"Railroad Standard Time"
"Killings"
"Shiloh"
"Red Clowns"
"The Red Convertible"
"Columbus in Chains"
"Hiding"
"Four Directions"
"Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong"
"Open Arms"
"Nada"
"The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven"
"Morse Code"
"Who's Irish?"
"The Princess of Nebraska"
List of Sources
Selected Books for the Study of the American Short Story
Credits
Index of Authors and Titles
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