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Fiction 9/e, is a collection of short storiescurren;65 in allcurren;which offers a wide ranging view of classic and contemporary writers. An introduction to a balance of contemporary and classic stories. Casebooks offer in-depth look at an author or clusters of works, for example "Edgar Allen Poe." Authors Joe Kennedy and Dana Gioia provide inviting and illuminating introductions to the authors included and to the elements of fiction. Coverage of writing about literature is also included. For interested in learning more about fiction.
Table of Contents
Denote selections that are new to this edition
Most chapters conclude with Writing Assignment and Further Suggestions For Writing
Reading a Story
Fable, Parable, and Tales
The Appointment in Samarra
The Fox and the Grapes
The Camel and His Friends
The Short Story
A and P.
John Updike on Writing, Why Write?
What's The Plot?
Point of View
A Rose for Emily
Interpreter of Maladies
Why I Live at the P.O.
James Baldwin on Writing, Race and the African-American Writer
How Point of View Shapes a Story
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
On Writing, Commonplace but Precise Language
How Character Creates Action
To Build a Fire
A Pair of Tickets
Amy Tan on Writing, Setting the Voice
How Time and Place Set a Story
Tone and Style
A Clean, Well-Lighted Place
Ernest Hemingway on Writing, The Direct Style
Be Style Conscious
The Open Boat
Day of the Butterfly
Luke 15: 11-32, The Parable of the Prodigal Son
The Themes of Science Fiction
Stating the Theme
No One's a Mystery
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
On The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
Student Essay, An Analysis of the Symbolism In Steinbeck's The Chrysanthemums
Evaluating a Story
Know What You're Judging
Reading Long Stories and Novels
The Death of Ivan Ilych
Discussing The Metamorphosis
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