Stories About Us: First Edition

Paperback | October 15, 2004

byGeri Dasgupta, Jianghai Mei

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Diverse, inclusive, and multicultural, Stories about Us presents 43 engaging short stories from around the world. Offering a medley of readings in translation, this anthology includes stories written by authors from a variety of language backgrounds. Engaging and accessible, the editors' chose short fiction selections that would affect all readers irrespective of the writer's cultural or linguistic background.Prefaces place each selection in its cultural, historical, and literary context together with a brief biography of its author. Integrating reading and writing pedagogy, certain stories illustrate literary elements such as plot, character, setting, point of view, literary devices, theme and interpretation. Comprehension, analysis, and discussion questions follow.

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Diverse, inclusive, and multicultural, Stories about Us presents 43 engaging short stories from around the world. Offering a medley of readings in translation, this anthology includes stories written by authors from a variety of language backgrounds. Engaging and accessible, the editors' chose short fiction selections that would affect...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 9 × 5.94 × 0.69 inPublished:October 15, 2004Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176414568

ISBN - 13:9780176414566

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Part One: Elements of the Short Story.Introduction to the Short Story.Unit 1. Plot: Action and Development.Xun Zi (China), Zhuang Shu-Liang and the MoonlightJacob and Wilhem Grimm (Germany), The Old Man and His GrandsonCatherine Lim (Singapore), The Jade PendantTayeb Salih (Sudan), A Handful of DatesLiliana Heker (Argentina), The Stolen PartyUnit ReviewUnit 2. Character and Characterization.Paul Yee (Canada), Prairie WidowRoger Mais (Jamaica), Look OutAnita Desai (India), The Farewell PartyUnit ReviewUnit 3. Narration: Narrator and Narrative Point of View.Guy Vanderhaege (Canada), CagesJean Arasanayagam (Sri Lanka), All is BurningSomerset Maugham (England), SalvatoreUnit ReviewUnit 4: Setting: Backgrounds and Contexts.Roch Carrier (Canada), The Hockey SweaterShankar Lamichhane (Nepal), The Half-Closed Eyes of the Buddha and the Slowly Setting SunLuigi Pirandello (Italy), WarUnit ReviewUnit 5: Literary Devices and Techniques.O. Henry (U.S.A.), The Gift of the MagiNeil Bissoondath (Canada), The CageKhalida Ashgar (Pakistan), The WagonUnit ReviewUnit 6: Theme and Interpretation.Chinua Achebe, Marriage is a Private AffairThomas King (First Nations, Canada), TraplinesRohinton Mistry (Canada), Swimming LessonsUnit ReviewPart Two: More Stories.Ama Ata Aidoo (Ghana), Something to Talk About on the Way to the FuneralAnton Checkhov (Russia), MiseryWayson Choy (Canada), The Jade PeonyAssia Djebar (Algeria), There is No ExileKatherine Govier (Canada), The Immaculate Conception Photography GalleryBruce Hunter (Canada), ArthurSunwon Hwang (Korea), CranesSarah Orne Jewett (U.S.A.), A White HeronBasil Johnston (First Nations, Canada), Cowboys and IndiansYasunari Kawabata (Japan), ImmortalityBruno Lessing (U.S.A.), The Americanization of Shadrach CohenXin-Wu Liu (China), Black WallsNaguib Mahfouz (Egypt), ZaabalawiGabriel Garcia Marquez (Colombia), Tuesday SiestaShani Mootoo (Canada), A Garden of Her OwnAlice Munro (Canada), How I Met My HusbandR.K. Narayan (India), A Horse and Two GoatsRaphael Frederic (England), Acute TriangleOlive Senior (Jamaica), The Chocho VineTie-sheng Shi (China), FateRabindranath Tagore (India), The CabuliwallahWilliam Trevor (Ireland), Kathleen''s FieldMarianne Villanueva (The Philippines), SikoAppendix: Glossary of Literary Terms