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Short fiction: classic and contemporary
1999, Prentice Hall
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Table of Contents

Dead men's path / Chinua Achebe
Roses, rhododendron / Alice Adams
A bicycle / Iqbal Ahmad
I'm working on my charm / Dorothy Allison
I want to know why / Sherwood Anderson
Seeing Mrs. Landers / Thea Astley
Rape fantasies ; Hairball ; Gertrude talks back ; The little red hen tells all / Margaret Atwood
Awakening / Isaac Babel
Sonny's blues / James Baldwin
The lesson / Toni Cade Bambara
My mother's memoirs, my father's lie, and other true stories / Russell Banks
III from "Three simple stories" / Julian Barnes
Lost in the funhouse / John Barth
A city of churches / Donald Barthelme
The chosen vessel / Barbara Baynton
What was mine / Ann Beattie
An occurrence at Owl Creek bridge / Ambrose Bierce
The end of the duel / Jorge Luis Borges
The werewolf / Angela Carter
Cathedral / Raymond Carver
Paul's case / Willa Cather
The swimmer / John Cheever
The darling ; Gooseberries ; The lady with the dog ; The death of the civil servant / Anton Chekhov
The story of an hour ; Regret ; A respectable woman / Kate Chopin
The celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras County / Samuel Clemens
The other wife / Colette
The secret sharer / Joseph Conrad
The magic poker / Robert Coover
The blue hotel ; The open boat ; The lover and the tell-tale / Stephen Crane
The blue jar / Isak Dinesen
The red-headed league / Arthur Conan Doyle
The doctor / Andre Dubus
King of the bingo game / Ralph Ellison
Dry September ; A rose for Emily / William Faulkner
A scrap of time / Ida Fink
Babylon revisited / F. Scott Fitzgerald
Silence dogood, no. 1 / Benjamin Franklin
April fish / Mavis Gallant
Tuesday siesta / Gabriel García Márquez
The yellow wallpaper / Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The overcoat / Nikolai Gogol
The life of the imagination / Nadine Gordimer
Two gentle people / Graham Greene
Argument and persuasion / Donald Hall
The birthmark ; Young Goodman Brown / Nathaniel Hawthorne
Looking for a rain god / Bessie Head
A Vermont tale / Mark Helprin
Hills like white elephants ; Indian camp / Ernest Hemingway
Who's passing for who? / Langston Hughes
Spunk / Zora Neale Hurston
Rip Van Winkle / Washington Irving
The lottery / Shirley Jackson
The real thing / Henry James
A white heron / Sarah Orne Jewett
Araby / James Joyce
The metamorphosis / Franz Kafka
Search and destroy / Wayne Karlin
The circling hand ; Girl / Jamaica Kincaid
Not a good girl / Perri Klass
Haircut / Ring Lardner
My vocation / Mary Lavin
The rocking-horse winner / D.H. Lawrence
A place of safety / Halldór Laxness
The professor's houses / Ursula K. Le Guin
A sunrise on the veld / Doris Lessing
Small causes / Primo Levi
To build a fire / Jack London
Half a day / Naguib Mahfouz
The magic barrel / Bernard Malamud
A dill pickle ; Miss Brill / Katherine Mansfield
Shiloh / Bobbie Ann Mason
The outstation / W. Somerset Maugham
The necklace / Guy de Maupassant
Bartleby the scrivener / Herman Melville
Patriotism / Yukio Mishima
A father / Bharati Mukherjee
Friend of my youth ; Boys and girls / Alice Munro. The passenger / Vladimir Nabokov
Where are you going, where have you been? ; Shopping / Joyce Carol Oates
The creature / Edna O'Brien
The things they carried / Tim O'Brien
Everything that rises must converge ; A good man is hard to find / Flannery O'Connor
Guests of the nation / Frank O'Connor
Do you like it here? / John O'Hara
I stand here ironing / Tillie Olsen
A conversation with my father / Grace Paley
War / Luigi Pirandello
The cask of amontillado ; The fall of the house of Usher ; Hop-frog / Edgar Allan Poe
Flowering Judas ; The grave / Katherine Anne Porter
The valiant woman / J.F. Powers
The diver / V.S. Pritchett
The conversion of the Jews / Philip Roth
I-80 Nebraska, M.490-M.205 / John Sayles
Gimpel the fool / Isaac Bashevis Singer
The chrysanthemums / John Steinbeck
No one's a mystery / Elizabeth Tallent
A pair of tickets / Amy Tan
Souvenir / John Tavela
The catbird seat / James Thurber
The death of Ivan Ilych / Leo Tolstoy
The tryst / Ivan Turgenev
A & P / John Updike
The verb to kill / Luisa Valenzuela
The moths / Helena María Viramontes
Roselily ; To hell with dying ; The welcome table / Alice Walker
Blackberry winter / Robert Penn Warren
Petrified man ; A worn path / Eudora Welty
Roman fever / Edith Wharton
Damballah / John Edgar Wideman
The use of force / William Carlos Williams
Smokers / Tobias Wolff
Kew Gardens / Virginia Woolf
The man who was almost a man / Richard Wright
from "Dissecting the way a writer works": an interview by Graeme Gibson ; "My mother would rather skate than scrub floors": an interview by Joyce Carol Oates ; from Survival ; Witches / Margaret Atwood
from his letters / Anton Chekhov
On Stephen Crane and "The blue hotel," by Alfred Kazin ; On his life ; Stephen Crane's own story ; A letter to John Hilliard / Stephen Crane
Let me tell a story now / Bessie Head
Biography of a story / Shirley Jackson
To a young reader / Primo Levi
A letter to Richard Murray / Katherine Mansfield
On her own work / Flannery O'Connor
The brief prose tale / Edgar Allan Poe
The writing of "Flowering Judas" / Katherine Anne Porter
The old artist: notes on Mr. Sweet ; An interview with Eudora Welty ; from "Beyond the peacock" / Alice Walker
"Blackberry winter": a recollection / Robert Penn Warren
"Is Phoenix Jackson's grandson really dead?" / Eudora Welty

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