Art of Short Fiction, The, Brief Edition by Gary GeddesArt of Short Fiction, The, Brief Edition by Gary Geddes

Art of Short Fiction, The, Brief Edition

byGary Geddes

Paperback | August 1, 2003

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The book is intended for courses in introduction to literature or composition in English at university and college.

The new, brief edition of The Art of Short Fiction is more than just a reduction of the successful bigger edition; it is in many ways a significant departure in approach and coverage. Professor Geddes has pared down the number of stories and has honed the international focus and centred the book more firmly on reading the short story. There is still a broad selection of critical writing: “Writers on Writing,” and each piece of fiction is still prefaced by the very informative notes on the author, all of which have been updated for this edition. The Instructor's Manual, available to adopters, contains more discussion notes that will enrich each class.

Title:Art of Short Fiction, The, Brief EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.2 × 5.45 × 0.85 inPublished:August 1, 2003Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0201396173

ISBN - 13:9780201396171


Table of Contents

Publisher's Preface.

Gary Geddes, Introduction.



Chinua Achebe, The Sacrificial Egg. Ryunosuke Akutagawa, In a Grove. Margaret Atwood, Hairball. Ambrose Bierce, The Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge. Clark Blaise, A Class of New Canadians. Jorge Luis Borges, The Book of Sand. Tadeusz Borowski, This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen. Anton Chekhov, The Lady with the Pet Dog. Kate Chopin, Story of an Hour. Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness. William Faulkner, A Rose for Miss Emily. Mavis Gallant, Rue de Lille. Gabriel Garca Mrquez, One of these Days. Nadine Gordimer, The Ultimate Safari. Ernest Hemingway, Hills Like White Elephants. Amy Hempel, The Harvest. James Joyce, Clay. Thomas King, Borders. Margaret Laurence, The Loons. D.H. Lawrence, The Horse-Dealer's Daughter. Alistair MacLeod, As Birds Bring Forth the Sun. Katherine Mansfield, A Dill Pickle. Alice Munro, The Shining Houses. Vladimir Nabokov, Signs and Symbols. Flannery O'Connor, Good Country People. Tillie Olsen, I Stand Here Ironing. Jayne Anne Phillips, The Stripper. Edgar Allan Poe, The Cask of Amontillado. Katherine Anne Porter, Flowering Judas. Audrey Thomas, Mothering Sunday. Jose Leandro Urbino, Our Father Who Art in Heaven and Portrait of a Lady. W. D. Valgardson, Celebration. Alice Walker, The Child Who Favored Daughter. Eudora Welty, A Worn Path. Virginia Woolf, Moments of Being: 'Slater's Pins Have No Points' and The Fascination of the Pool.


Writings on the Art of Fiction and the Art of Critical Reading.

Ian Reid, Problems of Definition. Anton Chekhov, The Matter of Technique in Short-Story Writing. Joseph Conrad, The Creative Process. Mavis Gallant, What Is Style? Nadine Gordimer, The Flash of Fireflies. Alistair MacLeod, 'At the Moment': Notes on Fiction. Alice Munro, What is Real? Flannery O'Connor, Writing Short Stories. Tillie Olsen, From Silences. Edgar Allen Poe, On the Aim and Technique of the Short Story. Virginia Woolf, Women and Fiction.