Doubletakes

Doubletakes : Pairs of Contemporary Short Stories

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Selected by celebrated author and professor T. Coraghessan Boyle, DOUBLETAKES: PAIRS OF CONTEMPORARY SHORT STORIES gives students the opportunity to enjoy, through close reading and analysis, the works of some of the most recognized names in contemporary literature.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 672 pages
  • 137.16 x 213.36 x 27.94mm | 725.74g
  • Heinle & Heinle Publishers Inc.,U.S.
  • Florence, United States
  • English
  • 0155060813
  • 9780155060814

Table of contents

ANN BEATTIE: The Burning House. The Four-Night Fight.
AIMEE BENDER: The Rememberer. Quiet Please.
JORGE LUIS BORGES: Pierre Menard, Author of Don Quixote. Funes the Memorious.
T. CORAGHESSAN BOYLE: She Wasn''t Soft. Greasy Lake.
ITALO CALVINO: Spring: 1. Mushrooms in the City. Summer: 2. Park Bench Vacation. Autumn: 3. The Municipal Pigeon. Winter: 4. The City Lost in Snow.
EMILY CARTER: East on Houston. Parachute Silk.
RAYMOND CARVER: The Bath. A Small, Good Thing Put Yourself in My Shoes.
JOHN CHEEVER: Goodbye My Brother. The Five-Forty-Eight.
ROBERT COOVER: The Convention. The Brother.
ROALD DAHL: Dip in the Pool. Taste.
LYDIA DAVIS: Almost No Memory. St. Martin.
JUNOT DIAZ: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl or Halfie.
LOUISE ERDRICH: Saint Marike. The Red Convertible.
RICHARD FORD: Rock Springs. Great Falls.
MARY GAITSKILL: Secretary. A Romantic Weekend.
GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ: A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings. The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World.
ELLEN GILCHRIST: Rich. In the Land of Dreamy Dreams.
AMY HEMPEL: In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson is Buried. Beg, Sl Tog, Inc, Cont, Rep.
ISABEL HUGGAN: Celia Behind Me. Sorrows of the Flesh.
DENIS JOHNSON: Car Crash While Hitchhiking. Beverly Home.
JAMAICA KINKAID: Poor Visitor. Figures in the Distance.
LEONARD MICHAELS: Murderers. In the Fifties.
LORRIE MOORE: People Like That Are the Only People Here: Canonical Babbling in Peed Onk. How to Become a Writer.
JOYCE CAROL OATES: Tick. The Abduction.
TIM O''BRIEN: The Things They Carried. Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong.
FLANNERY O''CONNOR: A Good Man is Hard to Find. Good Country People.
ANNIE PROULX: The Half-Skinned Steer. Brokeback Mountain.
STACEY RICHTER: The Beauty Treatment. My Date With Satan.
GEORGE SAUNDERS: The Barber''s Unhappiness. I Can''t Speak!
DAVID FOSTER WALLACE: Forever Overhead. Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, #20,19-26, New Haven, CT.
JOHN EDGAR WIDEMAN: Presents. Doc''s Story.
TOBIAS WOLFF: Powder. Bullet in the Brain.
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ANN BEATTIE: The Burning House. The Four-Night Fight. AIMEE BENDER: The Rememberer. Quiet Please. JORGE LUIS BORGES: Pierre Menard, Author of Don Quixote. Funes the Memorious. T. CORAGHESSAN BOYLE: She Wasn't Soft. Greasy Lake. ITALO CALVINO: Spring: 1. Mushrooms in the City. Summer: 2. Park Bench Vacation. Autumn: 3. The Municipal Pigeon. Winter: 4. The City Lost in Snow. EMILY CARTER: East on Houston. Parachute Silk. RAYMOND CARVER: The Bath. A Small, Good Thing Put Yourself in My Shoes. JOHN CHEEVER: Goodbye My Brother. The Five-Forty-Eight. ROBERT COOVER: The Convention. The Brother. ROALD DAHL: Dip in the Pool. Taste. LYDIA DAVIS: Almost No Memory. St. Martin. JUNOT DIAZ: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl or Halfie. LOUISE ERDRICH: Saint Marike. The Red Convertible. RICHARD FORD: Rock Springs. Great Falls. MARY GAITSKILL: Secretary. A Romantic Weekend. GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ: A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings. The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World. ELLEN GILCHRIST: Rich. In the Land of Dreamy Dreams. AMY HEMPEL: In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson is Buried. Beg, Sl Tog, Inc, Cont, Rep. ISABEL HUGGAN: Celia Behind Me. Sorrows of the Flesh. DENIS JOHNSON: Car Crash While Hitchhiking. Beverly Home. JAMAICA KINKAID: Poor Visitor. Figures in the Distance. LEONARD MICHAELS: Murderers. In the Fifties. LORRIE MOORE: People Like That Are the Only People Here: Canonical Babbling in Peed Onk. How to Become a Writer. JOYCE CAROL OATES: Tick. The Abduction. TIM O'BRIEN: The Things They Carried. Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong. FLANNERY O'CONNOR: A Good Man is Hard to Find. Good Country People. ANNIE PROULX: The Half-Skinned Steer. Brokeback Mountain. STACEY RICHTER: The Beauty Treatment. My Date With Satan. GEORGE SAUNDERS: The Barber's Unhappiness. I Can't Speak! DAVID FOSTER WALLACE: Forever Overhead. Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, #20,19-26, New Haven, CT. JOHN EDGAR WIDEMAN: Presents. Doc's Story. TOBIAS WOLFF: Powder. Bullet in the Brain.
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