The Art of the Short Story

(Book - 2006)
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The Art of the Short Story

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52 Great authors, their best fiction and their insight into writing.
Title: The art of the short story
Publisher: New York : Pearson Longman, c2006
Characteristics: xiii, 926 p. :,ports. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: [edited by] Dana Gioia ; R.S. Gwynn
Notes: "52 great authors, their best short fiction, and their insights on writing"--Cover
Contents: Part I. Introduction. The art of the short story.
Part II. Stories [A-J]. Chinua Achebe: Dead men's path ; Author's perspective, Achebe: modern Africa as the crossroads of culture
Sherwood Anderson: Hands ; Author's perspective, Anderson: Words not plot give form to a short story
Margaret Atwood: Happy endings ; Author's perspective, Atwood: On the Canadian identity
James Baldwin: Sonny's blues ; Author's perspective, Baldwin: Race and the African-American writer
Jorge Luis Borges: The garden of forking paths ; Author's perspective, Borges: Literature as experience
Albert Camus: The guest ; Author's perspective, Camus: Revolution and repression in Algeria
Raymond Carver: Cathedral ; A small, good thing ; Author's perspective, Carver: Commonplace but precise language
Willa Cather: Paul's case ; Author's perspective, Cather: Art as the process of simplification
John Cheever: The swimmer ; Author's perspective, Cheever: Why I write short stories
Anton Chekhov: The lady with the pet dog ; Misery ; Author's perspective, Chekhov: Natural description and "The center of gravity"
Kate Chopin: The storm ; The story of an hour ; Author's perspective, Chopin: My writing method
Sandra Cisneros: Barbie-Q ; Author's perspective, Cisneros: Bilingual style
Joseph Conrad: The secret sharer ; Author's perspective, Conrad: The condition of art
Stephen Crane: The open boat ; Author's perspective, Crane: The sinking of the Commodore
Ralph Ellison: A party down at the square ; Author's perspective, Ellison: Race and fiction
William Faulkner: Barn burning ; A rose for Emily ; Author's perspective, Faulkner: The human heart in conflict with itself
F. Scott Fitzgerald: Babylon revisited ; Author's perspective, Fitzgerald: On his own literary aims
Gustave Flaubert: A simple heart ; Author's perspective, Flaubert: The labor of style
Gabriel García Marquez: A very old man with enormous wings ; Author's perspective, García Marquez: My beginnings as a writer
Charlotte Perkins Gilman: The yellow wallpaper ; Author's perspective, Gilman: Why I wrote "The yellow wallpaper"
Nikolai Gogol: The overcoat ; Author's perspective, Gogol: On realism
Nadine Gordimer: A company of laughing faces ; Author's perspective, Gordimer: How the short story differs from the novel
Nathaniel Hawthorne: Young Goodman Brown ; The birthmark ; Author's perspective, Hawthorne: On the public failure of his early stories
Ernest Hemingway: A clean, well-lighted place ; Author's perspective, Hemingway: One true sentence
Zora Neale Hurston: Sweat ; Author's perspective, Hurston: Eatonville when you look at it
Shirley Jackson: The lottery ; Author's perspective, Jackson: The public reception of "The lottery"
Henry James: The real thing ; Author's perspective, James: The mirror of a consciousness
Ha Jin: Saboteur ; Author's perspective, Jin: Deciding to write in English
James Joyce : Araby ; The dead ; Author's perspective, Joyce: Epiphanies
Part II[ Cont.]. Stories [K-W]. Franz Kafka: Before the law ; The metamorphosis ; Author's perspective, Kafka: Discussing The metamorphosis
D.H. Lawrence: Odour of Chrysanthemums ; The rocking-horse winner ; Author's perspective, Lawrence: The novel is the bright book of life
Ursula K. Le Guin: the ones who walk away from Omelas ; Author's perspective, Le Guin: On "The ones who walk away from Omelas"
Doris Lessing: A woman on a roof ; Author's perspective, Lessing: My beginnings as a writer
Jack London: To build a fire ; Author's perspective, London: Defending the factuality of "To build a fire"
Katherine Mansfield: Miss Brill ; The garden-party ; Author's perspective, Mansfield: On "The garden-party"
Bobbie Ann Mason: Shiloh ; Author's perspective, Mason: Minimalist fiction
Guy de Maupassant: The necklace ; Author's perspective, Maupassant: The realist method
Herman Melville: Bartleby, the scrivener : a story of Wall-Street ; Author's perspective, Melville: American literature
Yukio Mishima: Patriotism ; Author's perspective, Mishima: Physical courage and death
Alice Munro: How I met my husband ; Author's perspective, Munro: How I write short stories
Joyce Carol Oates: where are you going, where have you been? ; Author's perspective, Oates: Productivity and the critics
Flannery O'Connor: A good man is hard to find ; Revelation ; Author's perspective, O'Connor: The element of suspense in "A good man is hard to find"
Edgar Allan Poe: The fall of the House of Usher ; The Tell-tale heart ; Author's perspective, Poe: The tale and its effect
Katherine Anne Porter: Flowering Judas ; Author's perspective, Porter: Writing "Flowering Judas"
Leslie Marmon Silko: The man to send rain clouds ; Author's perspective, Silko: the basis of "The man to send rain clouds"
Isaac Bashevis singer: Gimpel the Fool ; Author's perspective, Singer: The character of Gimpel
Leo Tolstoy: The death of Ivan Ilych ; Author's perspective, Tolstoy: The moral responsibility of art
John Updike: Separating ; Author's perspective, Why write?
Alice Walker: Everyday use ; Author's perspective, Walker: The Black woman writer in America
Eudora Welty: Why I live at the P.O. ; Author's perspective, Welty: The plot of the short story
Edith Wharton: Roman fever ; Author's perspective, Wharton: The subject of short stories
Virginia Woolf: A haunted house ; Author's perspective, Woolf: Women and fiction
Part III. Writing. The elements of short fiction
Writing about fiction
Critical approaches to literature. Formalist criticism: Light and darkness in "Sonny's Blues" / Michael Clark
Biographical criticism: Chekhov's attitude to romantic love / Virginia Llewellyn Smith
Historical criticism: The Argentine context of Borges's fantastic fiction / John King
Psychological criticism: The father-figure in "The tell-tale heart" / Daniel Hoffman
Mythological criticism: Myth in Faulkner's "Barn Burning" / Edmond Volpe
"Sociological criticism: Money and labor in "The rocking-horse winner" / Daniel P. Watkins
Gender criticism: Gender and pathology in "The yellow wallpaper" / Juliann Fleenor
Reader-response criticism: An Eskimo "A Rose for Emily" / Stanley Fish
Deconstructionist criticism: The death of the author / Roland Barthes
Cultural studies: What is cultural studies? / Makr Bauerlein. Part IV. Glossary of literary terms
Additional Contributors: Gioia, Dana
Gwynn, R. S.
ISBN: 0321337220
Branch Call Number: 808.831 A784 2006
Subject Headings: Short stories Short story
Topical Term: Short stories
Short story
LCCN: 2005351377
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