Major American Short Stories

Paperback | February 1, 1994

EditorA. Walton Litz

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Strongly emphasizing the works of major writers such as Hawthorne, Poe, James, Irving, Twain, and Faulkner, this latest edition of a remarkably successful text ranges from the traditional to the modern experimental fictions of Barth, Barthelme, and Coover. Edited by one of the most prominentexperts in the field, the third edition addresses the needs of a changing readership by presenting more works by women, writers of color, and contemporary authors, including Kate Chopin, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Zora Neale Hurston, Robert Stone, Raymond Carver, Alice Walker, Leslie Marmon Silko,and Louise Erdrich. Preceding each section is an introductory essay discussing individual works and the development of the genre, and biographical and bibliographical notes for each author are also provided. American Short Stories, 3/e is the definitive source for exploring the full range ofAmerican contributions to the short story.

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Strongly emphasizing the works of major writers such as Hawthorne, Poe, James, Irving, Twain, and Faulkner, this latest edition of a remarkably successful text ranges from the traditional to the modern experimental fictions of Barth, Barthelme, and Coover. Edited by one of the most prominentexperts in the field, the third edition addre...

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Strongly emphasizing the works of major writers such as Hawthorne, Poe, James, Irving, Twain, and Faulkner, this latest edition of a remarkably successful text ranges from the traditional to the modern experimental fictions of Barth, Barthelme, and Coover. Edited by one of the most prominent experts in the field, the new edition addres...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:896 pages, 9.25 × 5.98 × 1.5 inPublished:February 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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The Search for Form: Irving, Hawthorne, Poe, Melville and JamesWashington Irving: Rip Van Winkle; The Adventure of the German StudentNathaniel Hawthorne: Young Goodman Brown; Wakefield; Rappaccini's DaughterLigeia; The Fall of the House of Usher; The Purloined LetterHerman Melville: Bartleby the SerivenerHenry James: The Real Thing; The Jolly CornerRegionalism and RealismMark Twain: The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County; How To Tell a StoryBret Harte: The Outcasts of Poker FlatWilliam Dean Howells: EdithaSarah Orne Jewett: The Courting of Sister WisbyKate Chopin: Desiree's BabyCharlotte Perkins Gilman: The Yellow WallpaperNeighbor Rosicky: Willa CatherA National Art FormStephen Crane: The Open Boat; Stephen Crane's Own StorySherwood Anderson: I Want To Know WhyF. Scott Fitzgerald: Babylon RevisitedErnest Hemingway: Big Two-Hearted RiverZora Neale Hurston: The Gilded Six-BitsWilliam Faulkner: Red Leaves; That Evening SunKatherine Anne Porter: Flowering JudasEudora Welty: Petrified ManRobert Penn Warren: Blackberry WinterRichard Wright: The Man Who Was Almost a ManSaul Bellow: Looking for Mr. GreenFlannery O'Connor: A Good Man Is Hard To FindBernard Malamud: The Magic BarrelPeter Taylor: Venus, Cupid, Folly and TimeJames Baldwin: Sonny's BluesPhilip Roth: Defender of the FaithJohn Updike: The Doctor's WifeJohn Cheever: The World of ApplesThe Short Story TodayJohn Barth: Lost in the FunhouseDonald Barthelme: The Indian UprisingRobert Coover: The Magic PokerGrace Paley: The Long-Distance RunnerJoyce Carol Oates: DaisyRobert Stone: HelpingRaymond Carver: ErrandAlice Walker: Everyday UseLeslie Marmon Silko: StorytellerLouise Erdrich: SnaresBiographical and Bibliographical NotesThe American Short Story: A General Bibliography

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"This revision renders a splendid anthology nearly ideal for the teachers as well as the students of the 1990s."--Robert Regan, University of Pennsylvania