A classic since its original publication twenty-five years ago, Introduction to the Short Story is now revised and expanded, with the addition of six stories new to this fourth edition. The text opens with a new section devoted to examining how readers of short stories--or any kind of literature--can, and do, approach such reading.
I. Three Ways In 1. *The Liar, Tobias Wolff 2. *Everyday Use, Alice Walker 3. *Dance of the Happy Shades, Alice Munro II. A Baker's Dozen 4. Sixteen, Jessamyn West 5. A Sense of Shelter, John Updike 6. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, James Thurber 7. The Cask of Amontillado, Edgar Allan Poe 8. *The Management of Grief, Bharati Mukherjee 9. The Rocking-Horse Winner, D. H. Lawrence 10. The Use of Force, William Carlos Williams 11. *A Poetics for Bullies, Stanley Elkin 12. Flight, John Steinbeck 13. Battle Royal, Ralph Ellison 14. The Boat, Alistair MacLeod 15. *Sonny's Blues, James Baldwin 16. Sun and Shadow, Ray Bradbury III. An Analysis of Form 17. The Catbird Seat, James Thurber PLOT. 18. First Confession, Frank O'Connor CHARACTER. POINT OF VIEW. 19. The Lottery, Shirley Jackson TONE. SETTING. THEME.
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