Short Fiction: An Anthology

Paperback | March 27, 2015

EditorMark Levene, Rosemary Sullivan

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Featuring a combination of classic and contemporary selections from Canadian, Aboriginal, and international authors, this collection of over 70 short stories introduces students to a wide range of engaging voices from across the genre.

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Featuring a combination of classic and contemporary selections from Canadian, Aboriginal, and international authors, this collection of over 70 short stories introduces students to a wide range of engaging voices from across the genre.

Mark Levene is an associate professor of English at the University of Toronto, Mississauga where his research interests are twentieth century British and Irish fiction, Canadian fiction, the short story, and travel and nature literature. Rosemary Sullivan is a professor of English at the University of Toronto and Canada Research Cha...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:784 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.05 inPublished:March 27, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

* = New to this editionPart One: IntroductionTo the Rooms of FictionTwo Stories and ReflectionsAnton Chekhov: "The Lady with the Dog"Raymond Carver: "Errand"Part Two: The Short StoryNathanael Hawthorne: "Rappacini's Daughter"Edgar Allan Poe: "The Fall of the House of Usher"Gustave Flaubert: "A Simple Soul"Henry James: "Europe"Kate Chopin: "Beyond the Bayou"Joseph Conrad: "An Outpost of Progress"Charles G.D. Roberts: "When Twilight Falls on the Stump Lots"Sara Jeannette Duncan: "The Pool in the Desert"Stephen Crane: "The Open Boat"James Joyce: "An Encounter" *James Joyce: "The Dead"Franz Kafka: "Before the Law" *D.H. Lawrence: "The Prussian Officer"Katherine Mansfield: "The Garden Party"Bruno Schulz: "Sanatorium under the Sign of the Hourglass" *F. Scott Fitzgerald: "Babylon Revisited"William Faulkner: "Pantaloon in Black"Jorge Luis Borges: "The Library of Babel"Ernest Hemingway: "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place"Samuel Beckett: "Imagination Dead Imagine"Richard Wright: "The Man Who Was Almost a Man" *Sinclair Ross: "The Painted Door"Sheila Watson: "Antigone"Tillie Olsen: "I Stand Here Ironing" *Albert Camus: "The Guest" *Doris Lessing: "A Man and Two Women"Mavis Gallant: "In Youth Is Pleasure" *Mavis Gallant: "Voices Lost in Snow" *Nadine Gordimer: "Is There Nowhere Else Where We Can Meet?"Josef Skvorecky: "panta rei"Flannery O'Connor: "Revelation"John Berger: "Islington" *Gabriel Garcia Marquez: "The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World"William Trevor: "The Piano Tuner's Wives"Chinus Achebe: "Civil Peace" *Toni Morrison: "Recitatif"Alice Munro: "Fits"Alice Munro: "Open Secrets" *Mordecai Richler: "Benny, the War in Europe, and Myerson's Daughter Bella"John Updike: "Pigeon Feathers"Elena Poniatowska: "The Night Visitor"Austin Clarke: "Leaving This Island Place"Leon Rooke: "A Bolt of White Cloth"Woody Allen: "The Kugelmass Episode"Alistair MacLeod: "As Birds Bring Forth the Sun"Don DeLillo: "Baader-Meinhof" (New)Anita Desai: "Surface Textures"Robert Stone: "Miserere"Jack Hodgins: "Separating"Margaret Atwood: "Death by Landscape"Marie-Claire Blais: "The Forsaken"Angela Carter: "The Company of Wolves"Maxine Hong Kingston: "On Mortality"Emma Lee Warrior: "Compatriots"Sandra Birdsell: "The Wednesday Circle"Peter Casey: "A Letter to Our Son"Thomas King: "The One about Coyote Going West"Richard Ford: "Rock Springs"Keath Fraser: "Roget's Thesaurus"Tobias Wolff: "Casualty"Lydia Davis: "The Bone" *Lydia Davis: "A Few Things Wrong with Me" *Jane Urquhart: "The Death of Robert Browning"Barbara Gowdy: "We So Seldom Look on Love"Elizabeth Hay: "The Friend"Dionne Brand: "Photograph"Louise Erdrich: "Fleur"Lorrie Moore: "Agnes of Iowa"George Saunders: "Victory Lap" *Ben Okri: "Laughter Beneath the Bridge"Anne Enright: "Yesterday's Weather" *Sherman Alexie: "This Is What It Means To Say Phoenix, Arizona"Edwidge Danticat: "Between the Pool and the Gardenias" *Sarah hall: "She Murdered Mortal He" *Karen Russell: "Vampires in the Lemon Grove" *AcknowledgementsIndex

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"This text seems to have a specific and very useful direction: to approach the short story from within, as it were. It tries to map out the range of how short fiction can function thematically and stylistically." --Michael Trussler, University of Regina