Short Fiction: Classic and Contemporary

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9780130406835: Short Fiction: Classic and Contemporary

This important anthology is an exceptionally wide-ranging alphabetically arranged collection that includes writers of the 19th and 20th centuries and spans all genres of short fiction. It covers myth, fairy tale, humor, western, detective, science fiction, gothic, fantasy, and folktale. Designed to familiarize readers with major writers and differing approaches to the art of storytelling, the book also helps to familiarize readers with literary elements and demonstrate that this familiarity can be useful in understanding the dynamics of novels, films, and other genres. The book presents a range of perspectives with stories from a variety of countries as well as a significant representation of women writers. The fourth edition of Short Fiction has been revised to humanize writers by presenting them as real people doing real work. The book also now includes writing by authors who have contributed to AmericaUs literary heritage such as Benjamin Franklin, Washington Irving, and Langston Hughes as well as writings by contemporary authors such as Dorothy Allison, Bobbie Ann Mason, and John Wideman, among others. It also now includes more works by other authors including Margaret Atwood, Anton Chekov, Kate Chopin, Stephen Crane, Jamaica Kincaid, Alice Munro, Edgar Allan Poe, and Alice Walker. There is also a greater representation of stories on The Holocaust and the Vietnam War. It presents more diverse material in the RWriters on WritingS section and the latest material in the RWriting About FictionS section. An essential reference for every writer, both those who write professionally and those who write purely for the pleasure of it.

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This exceptionally wide-ranging collection of stories spans all genres of short fiction, including myth, fairy tale, humor, western, detective, Magic Realism, gothic, fantasy, and folktale. Designed to familiarize readers with major writers and differing approaches to the art of storytelling, this anthology also helps expand readers' appreciation of fiction with sections on reading and writing about fiction, biographical information on each author, a glossary of terms with examples, and a section on the established schools of literary criticism. Includes works by Isabel Allende, Sandra Cisneros, Ana Castillo, Leslie Dick, Mary Wilkins Freeman, Mary Gaitskill, Susan Glaspell, Gish Jen, Mary Shelley, Leslie Marmon Silko, Susan Sontag, Jeanette Winterson, Sherman Alexie, Julio Cortázar, Carlos Fuentes, Ernest J. Gaines, Dagoberto Gilb, Hanif Kureishi, Tomás Rivera, Salman Rushdie, by Castillo, Winterson, David Leavitt, and Reynolds Price. For anyone interested in short fiction.

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This exceptionally wide-ranging alphabetically arranged collection of stories includes writers of the 19th and 20th centuries and spans all genres of short fiction -- myth, fairy tale, humor, western, detective, science fiction, gothic, fantasy, and folktale. The selections include both acclaimed masterpieces, widely recognized as essential to any introduction to the genres, as well as more than 40 stories by highly regarded contemporary authors.

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