Norton Anthology of Short Fiction

ISBN-10: 0393975096

ISBN-13: 9780393975093

Edition: 6th 2000

Authors: R. V. Cassill, Richard Bausch

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This 6th edition features 16 commentaries written for the anthology by contemporary writer, to provide students with a sense of how fiction writers read their contemporaries and the classics. The Writers on Writing section features 21 brief interviews and essays that illuminate the practice of writing fiction. Two pieces are new to this section: Gail Godwin on Becoming a Writer, and an interview with Doris Lessing.
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Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1064
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Linda Chapman has written over 50 children's fiction books, including the following series: My Secret Unicorn, Stardust, Not Quite a Mermaid, and Unicorn School. She lives in Leicestershire with her husband and daughters.

Richard Bausch was born in Fort Benning, Georgia, in 1945. After serving in the U.S. Air Force as a survival instructor, he entered George Mason University, from which he received a B.A. in 1974. He then earned an M.F.A. degree from the University of Iowa and worked as a singer and comedian while writing fiction. He became a professor of English at George Mason University in 1980. His work includes the novels Real Presence, I Don't Care If I Never Get Back, The Last Good Time, Mr. Field's Daughter, and Violence. He has also published two collections of short stories, Spirits and Other Stories and The Fireman's Wife and Other Stories.

Chronological Table of Contents
Preface to the Sixth Edition
Talking about Fiction
Character and Setting
Action, Plot, and Complication
Point of View
The Part and the Whole
General Questions
I Want to Know Why
Death by Landscape
Sonny's Blues
Gorilla, My Love
The Littoral Zone
Me and Miss Mandible
The Disappeared
Who Is It Can Tell Me Who I Am?
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
Silver Water
Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote
The Veldt
Pagan Night
The Gentleman from San Francisco
Gina Berriault on "the Gentleman from San Francisco"
The Rationing of Love
Paul's Case
Andrea Barrett on "Paul's Case"
The Enormous Radio
The Lady with the Dog
Richard Bausch on "Gusev"
The Story of an Hour
The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
Heart of Darkness
Barry Hannah on "Heart of Darkness"
The Babysitter
A Continuity of Parks
The Open Boat
Allan Gurganus on "the Open Boat"
The Blue Hotel
Open Winter
Tobias Wolf on "Sorrowacre"
Public Appearances
The Intruder
We Didn't
King of the Bingo Game
Barn Burning
The Bear
Babylon Revisited
Great Falls
The Road from Colonus
A New England Nun
The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World
Wounded Soldier
Madison Smartt Bell on "Wounded Soldier"
The Yellow Wallpaper
A Soldier's Embrace
Ghost and Flesh, Water and Dirt
George Garrett on "Ghost and Flesh, Water and Dirt"
Nativity, Caucasian
Testimony of Pilot
Wedding Night
Young Goodman Brown
The Birthmark
Hills Like White Elephants
Frederick Busch on "Hills Like White Elephants"
In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried
The Conscience of the Court
The Lottery
Greville Fane
Moving Pictures
A New Man
The Pugilist at Rest
A Little Cloud
The Dead
The Metamorphosis
A Hunger Artist
The Man Who Would Be King
Jewel of the Moon
My Life as a Mollusk
The Horse Dealer's Daughter
The Coggios
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
To Room Nineteen
Brief Lives in California
My Father's Chinese Wives
The Chevigny Man
Angel Levine
Death in Venice
Boule de Suif
The Thistles in Sweden
Charles Baxter on "the Thistles in Sweden"
Bartleby, the Scrivener
The Management of Grief
Richard Ford on "the Management of Grief"
Royal Beatings
Signs and Symbols
The Several Blessings of Wang Ta-nien
How I Contemplated the World from the Detroit House of Correction and Began My Life Over Again
The Things They Carried
A Good Man Is Hard to Find
Lee Smith on "a Good Man is Hard to Find"
Everything That Rises Must Converge
Guests of the Nation
Edward P. Jones on "Guests of the Nation"
Tell Me a Riddle
The Fall of the House of Usher
The Purloined Letter
Flowering Judas
The Fall
The Conversion of the Jews
Nadine at 35: A Synopsis
The Eighty-Yard Run
Gimpel the Fool
Intensive Care
In the Zoo
R. V. Cassill on "in the Zoo"
The Chrysanthemums
Rules of the Game
A Spinster's Tale
Ann Beattie on "a Spinster's Tale"
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
The Death of Ivan Ilych
A and P
The Moths
Everyday Use
Blackberry Winter
Why I Live at the P.O.
A Worn Path
Susan Dodd on "a Worn Path"
The Man Who Loved Levittown
The Use of Force
In the Garden of the North American Martyrs
Kew Gardens
The Man Who Was Almost a Man
Writing Papers about Fiction
When You Write about Fiction
Writing Fiction
Writers on Writing
Why Do You Write?
What Is It I Think I'm Doing Anyhow?
On Writing
What Happened
Selected Letters
A Familiar Preface
An Interview
Becoming a Writer
The Art of Fiction
Why the Novel Matters
The Novel
A Four-Hundred-Year-Old Woman
What Is Real?
The Nature and Aim of Fiction
Review of Hawthorne's Twice Told Tales
What Is Art?
Glossary of Critical Terms
Permissions Acknowledgments
Index of Titles
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