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    An Introduction to Fiction ed. X. J. Kennedy & Dana Gioia (Longman 0-321-01558-4, 1999, $50.00, 720pp, tp)
    • 1. Reading a Story
    • Fable and Tale
    • The Appointment in Samarra · W. Somerset Maugham · ss
    • Godfather Death · Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm · ss
    • Independence · Chuang Tzu · ss
    • Plot
    • The Short Story
    • A & P · John Updike · ss The New Yorker Jul 22 1961
    • John Updike on Writing, Why Write? · John Updike · ar
    • What’s the Plot
    • 2. Point of View
    • A Rose for Emily · William Faulkner · ss The Forum Apr 1930
    • The Tell-Tale Heart · Edgar Allan Poe · ss The Pioneer Jan 1843
    • Cathedral · Raymond Carver · ss Atlantic Monthly Sep 1981
    • Miss Brill · Katherine Mansfield · ss 1922
    • Katherine Mansfield on Writing, Creating “Miss Brill” · Katherine Mansfield · ar
    • How Point of View Shapes a Story
    • Student Essay: Raymond Carver’s Use of First-Person Point of View in “Cathedra
    • 3. Character
    • The Jilting of Granny Weatherall · Katherine Anne Porter · ss
    • Everyday Use · Alice Walker · ss Harper’s Apr 1973
    • Gimpel the Fool · Isaac Bashevis Singer; trans. by Saul Bellow · ss
    • Isaac Bashevis Singer on Writing, “The Character of Gimpel” · Isaac Bashevis Singer · ar
    • How Character Creates Action
    • 4. Setting
    • The Storm · Kate Chopin · ss 1898
    • To Build a Fire · Jack London · ss The Youth’s Companion May 29 1902
    • Greasy Lake · T. Coraghessan Boyle · ss The Paris Review Spr 1982
    • A Pair of Tickets · Amy Tan · ss
    • Amy Tan on Writing, Setting the Voice · Amy Tan · ar
    • How Time and Place Set a Story
    • 5. Tone and Style
    • A Clean, Well-Lighted Place · Ernest Hemingway · ss Scribner’s Mar 1933
    • Barn Burning · William Faulkner · ss Harper’s Jun 1939
    • Irony
    • The Necklace · Guy de Maupassant · ss
    • The Gospel According to Mark · Jorge Luís Borges · ss The New Yorker Oct 23 1971
    • Ernest Hemingway on Writing, the Direct Style · Ernest Hemingway · ar
    • Be Style Conscious
    • 6. Theme
    • The Open Boat · Stephen Crane · nv Scribner’s Jun 1897
    • Young Goodman Brown · Nathaniel Hawthorne · ss New England Magazine Apr 1835
    • The Parable of the Prodigal Son [from the King James Bible] · Luke 15:11-32 · ss
    • Harrison Bergeron · Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. · ss F&SF Oct 1961
    • Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., on Writing, the Themes of Science Fiction · Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. · ar
    • Stating the Theme
    • 7. Symbol
    • The Chrysanthemums · John Steinbeck · ss Harper’s Oct 1937
    • The Lottery · Shirley Jackson · ss The New Yorker Jun 26 1948
    • The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas · Ursula K. Le Guin · ss New Dimensions 3, ed. Robert Silverberg, Nelson Doubleday 1973
    • Ursula K. Le Guin on Writing, Note on “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” · Ursula K. Le Guin · ar
    • Recognizing Symbols
    • Student Essay
    • An Analysis of the Symbolism in Steinbeck’s “The Chrysanthemums” · [Misc.] · ms
    • 8. Evaluating a Story
    • Jungle Video · Ralph Lombreglia · ss The New Yorker Aug 21 1989
    • Ralph Lombreglia on Writing, Creating “Jungle Video” · Ralph Lombreglia · ar
    • Know What You’re Judging
    • 9. Reading Long Stories and Novels
    • Sonny’s Blues · James Baldwin · nv The Partisan Review 1957
    • The Metamorphosis · Franz Kafka · nv 1937
    • Franz Kafka on Writing, Discussing “The Metamorphosis” · Franz Kafka · ar
    • Leaving Things Out
    • Student Essay
    • Kafka’s Greatness
    • 10. A Writer in Depth
    • Everything That Rises Must Converge · Flannery O’Connor · ss New World Writing #19, NAL 1961
    • A Good Man Is Hard to Find · Flannery O’Connor · ss The Avon Book of Modern Writing, ed. William Phillips & Philip Rahv, Avon 1953
    • Revelation · Flannery O’Connor · ss The Sewanee Review Spr 1964
    • Flannery O’Connor on Writing, The Element of Suspense in “A Good Man is Hard to Find” · Flannery O’Connor · ar
    • Flannery O’Connor on Writing, The Serious Writer and the Tired Reader · Flannery O’Connor · ar
    • How One Story Illuminates Another
    • 11. Stories for Further Reading
    • Civil Peace · Chinua Achebe · ss
    • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge · Ambrose Bierce · ss San Francisco Examiner Jul 13 1890
    • A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain · Robert Olen Butler · ss
    • Paul’s Case · Willa Cather · nv McClure’s May 1905
    • The Five-Forty-Eight · John Cheever · ss The New Yorker Apr 10 1954
    • The Lady with a Pet Dog · Anton Chekhov · ss
    • The Story of an Hour · Kate Chopin · ss Vogue Dec 6 1894, as “The Dream of an Hour”
    • Barbie-Q · Sandra Cisneros · ss
    • Battle Royal · Ralph Ellison · ss Horizon Oct 1947
    • 1933 · Mavis Gallant · ss
    • A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings · Gabriel Garcia Marquez · ss New American Review #13 1971
    • The Yellow Wallpaper · Charlotte Perkins Gilman · ss New England Magazine Jan 1892
    • The Defeated · Nadine Gordimer · ss
    • On the Road · Langston Hughes · ss Esquire Jan 1935
    • Sweat · Zora Neale Hurston · ss
    • In the American Society · Gish Jen · ss
    • Araby · James Joyce · ss
    • Girl · Jamaica Kincaid · ss
    • The Rocking-Horse Winner · D. H. Lawrence · ss The Ghost-Book, ed. Cynthia Asquith, London: Hutchinson 1926
    • The Soong Sisters · Sky Lee · ss
    • A Woman on a Roof · Doris Lessing · ss
    • Angel Levine · Bernard Malamud · ss Commentary Dec 1955
    • Shiloh · Bobbie Ann Mason · ss The New Yorker Oct 20 1980
    • How I Met My Husband · Alice Munro · ss
    • Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? · Joyce Carol Oates · ss Epoch Fll 1966
    • The Things They Carried · Tim O’Brien · ss Esquire Aug 1986
    • First Confession · Frank O’Connor · ss Harper’s Bazaar Jul 1939
    • I Stand Here Ironing · Tillie Olsen · ss Tell Me a Riddle, Delacorte 1956
    • The Man to Send Rain Clouds · Leslie Marmon Silko · ss
    • No One’s a Mystery · Elizabeth Tallent · ss Harper’s Aug 1985
    • The Catbird Seat · James Thurber · ss The New Yorker Nov 14 1942
    • A Visit of Charity · Eudora Welty · ss
    • The Use of Force · William Carlos Williams · ss Blast: A Magazine of Proletarian Short Stories Nov/Dec 1933
    • 12. Writing About Literature
    • Beginning
    • Discovering and Planning
    • Drafting and Revising
    • The Form of Your Finished Paper
    • Documenting Your Sources
    • Reference Guide for Citations
    • Keeping a Journal
    • The Girl Writing Her English Paper · Robert Wallace · ss
    • 13. Writing About a Story
    • Explicating
    • Student Essay (Explication)
    • Analyzing
    • Student Essay (Analysis)
    • Student Card Report
    • Comparing and Contrasting
    • Suggestions for Writing
    • 14. Writing and Researching on the Computer
    • Writing and Revising
    • Using Spell-Check Programs
    • Researching on the World Wide Web
    • Two Ways to Start Researching
    • Plagiarism
    • Literature Online
    • 15. Critical Approaches to Literature
    • Formalist Criticism
    • The Formalist Critic · Cleanth Brooks · ar
    • Light and Darkness in “Sonny’s Blues” · Michael Clark · ar
    • On Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess” · Robert Langbaum · ar
    • Biographical Criticism
    • The Relationship of Poet and Poem · Leslie Fiedler · ar
    • Chekhov’s Attitude to Romantic Love · Virginia Llewellyn Smith · ar
    • On Elizabeth Bishop’s “One Art” · Brett C. Millier · ar
    • Historical Criticism
    • Imagism · Hugh Kenner · ar
    • Southern Sources of “A Good Man is Hard to Find” · Sally Fitzgerald · ar
    • On Langston Hughes · Darryl Pinckney · ar
    • Psychological Criticism
    • The Destiny of Oedipus · Sigmund Freud · ar
    • The Father-Figure in “The Tell-Tale Heart” · Daniel Hoffman · ar
    • Poetic Influence · Harold Bloom · ar
    • Mythological Criticism
    • Mythic Archetypes · Northrop Frye · ar
    • Myth in Faulkner’s “Barn Burning” · Edmond Volpe · ar
    • Lucifer in Shakespeare’s Othello · Maud Bodkin · ar
    • Sociological Criticism
    • Content Determines Form · Georg Lukacs · ar
    • Money and Labor in “The Rocking-Horse Winner” · Daniel P. Watkins · ar
    • Walt Whitman and Abraham Lincoln · Alfred Kazin · ar
    • Gender Criticism
    • Toward a Feminist Poetics · Elaine Showalter · ar
    • Gender and Pathology in “The Yellow Wallpaper” · Juliann Fleenor · ar
    • The Freedom of Emily Dickinson · Sandra M. Gilbert & Susan Gubar · ar
    • Reader-Response Criticism
    • An Eskimo “A Rose for Emily” · Stanley Fish · ar
    • "How Do We Make a Poem?" · Robert Scholes · ar
    • Filling the Gaps in Hamlet · Joel Wingard · ar
    • Deconstructionist Criticism
    • The Death of the Author · Roland Barthes · ar
    • Rigorous Unreliability · Barbara Johnson · ar
    • On Wordsworth’s “A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal” · Geoffrey Hartman · ar
    • Cultural Studies
    • Poststructuralist Cultural Critique · Vincent B. Leitch · ar
    • What Is Cultural Studies? · Mark Bauerlein · ar
    • The Stance of Observation in William Blake’s “London” · Heather Glen · ar





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