A World of Difference: An Anthology of Short Stories from Five Continents

A World of Difference: An Anthology of Short Stories from Five Continents


Edited by Lynda Prescott


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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 198mm x 26mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Basingstoke
  • ISBN 10: 023020208X
  • ISBN 13: 9780230202085
  • Illustrations note: 15 black & white halftones
  • Sales rank: 22,852

Product description

This is an international selection of 15 short stories by distinguished modern writers including Peter Carey, Zadie Smith and Bernard Malamud. Featuring the theme of 'difference', each story has something to say about cultural encounters, often arising from experiences of migration or uprooting. It is presented with biographic and photographic portraits.

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Author information

LYNDA PRESCOTT is Senior Lecturer in Literature, The Open University, UK.

Table of contents

General Preface The Ultimate Safari; N.Gordimer In Cuba I was a German Shepherd; A.Menendez The Joy Luck Club; A.Tan What Do You Do in San Francisco?; R.Carver Mr Sumarsono; R.Robinson The Last Mohican; B.Malamud The End of the World; M.Gallant The Distant Past; W.Trevor American Dreams; P.Carey Bella Makes Life; L.Goodison Martha, Martha; Z.Smith Pit Strike; A.Sillitoe Storm Petrel; R.Gunesekera Squatter; R.Mistry One Out of Many; V.S.Naipaul