Worlds of Fiction

Worlds of Fiction

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For introductory literature courses, introductory writing courses, introductory and advanced courses in short fiction, courses in literature with an emphasis on non-western writers.Unique in content, this anthology of 113 short stories encompasses a larger geographical range (both Western and non-western) and greater gender balance than is typical of most short-story anthologies, and includes a diverse representation of ethnic voices from within the United States as well as less-frequently-anthologized stories by well-known writers. It includes both classic and contemporary stories that reflect thematic, aesthetic, and cultural variety: diversity of styles, subjects and points of view as well as diversity of cultural, historical, and gender perspectives. Headnotes and questions for each story provide contextual enhancement and guidelines for critical thinking and reflection.
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  • Paperback | 972 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130416398
  • 9780130416391

Table of contents

Chinua Achebe (Nigeria): "Girls at War." Ama Ata Aidoo (Ghana): "Two Sisters." Akutagawa Ryunosuke (Japan): "Within a Grove," translated by James O'Brien. Woody Allen (United States): "The Kugelmass Episode." Isabel Allende (Chile): "And of Clay Are We Created." Hanan Al-Shaykh (Lebanon/England): "The Unseeing Eye," translated by Denys Johnson-Davies. Rudolfo A. Anaya (United States): "B. Traven Is Alive and Well in Cuernavaca." Sherwood Anderson (United States): "Hands." Margaret Atwood (Canada): "Dancing Girls." Isaac Babel (Russian): "My First Goose," translated by Walter Morison. BarbaraNeely (United States): "Spilled Salt." Ann Beattie (United States): "The Burning House." Heinrich Boell (Germany): "The Laugher," translated by Leila Vennewitz. Jorge Luis Borges (Argentina): "The South," translated by Anthony Kerrigan. Dino Buzzati (Italy): "The Falling Girl," translated by Lawrence Venuti. Italo Calvino (Italy): "The Spiral," translated by William Weaver. Albert Camus (Algeria/France): "The Guest," translated by Justin O'Brien. Angela Carter (England): "The Courtship of Mr. Lyon." Raymond Carver (United States): "Where I'm Calling From." John Cheever (United States): "The Swimmer." Anton Chekhov (Russia): "The Kiss," translated by Constance Garnett. Kate Chopin (United States): "The Story of an Hour." Gabrielle-Sidonie Colette (France): "The Seamstress," translated by Una Vicenzo Troubridge and Enid McLeod. Joseph Conrad (Poland/England): "Amy Foster." Birago Diop (Senegal): "Sarzan," translated by Ellen Conroy Kennedy. Jose Donoso (Chile): "Paseo," translated by Lorraine O'Grady Freeman. Louise Erdrich (United States): "Love Medicine." William Faulkner (United States): "A Rose for Emily." Feng Jicai (China): "The Street-Sweeping Show," translated by Susan Wilff Chen. F. Scott Fitzgerald (United States): "Bernice Bobs Her Hair." Carlos Fuentes (Mexico): "The Doll Queen," translated by Margaret S. Peden. Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Colombia): "Balthazar's Marvelous Afternoon," translated by J. S. Bernstein. Charlotte Perkins Gilman (United States): "The Yellow Wallpaper." Susan Glaspell (United States): "A Jury of Her Peers." Nikolai Gogol (Russia): "The Overcoat," translated by Constance Garnett. Nadine Gordimer (South Africa): "Country Lovers." Judy Grahn (United States): "Boys at the Rodeo." Nathaniel Hawthorne (United States): "The Birthmark." Ernest Hemingway (United States): "Hills Like White Elephants." Langston Hughes (United States): "Thank You, Ma'am." Zora Neale Hurston (United States): "The Gilded Six- Bits." Shirley Jackson (United States): "The Lottery." Svava Jakobsdottir (Iceland): "A Story for Children," translated by Dennis Auburn Hill. Henry James (United States/England): "Greville Fane." Sarah Orne Jewett (United States): "A White Heron." Elizabeth Jolley (England/Australia): "Another Holiday for the Prince." James Joyce (Ireland): "Eveline." Franz Kafka (Czechoslovakia): "A Report to an Academy," translated by Stanley Appelbaum. Ghassan Kanafani (Palestinian): "A Hand in the Grave," translated by Hilary Kilpatrick. John Kasaipwalova (Papua New Guinea): "Betel Nut is Bad Magic for Airplanes." Khamsing Srinawk (Thailand): "The Gold-Legged Frog," translated by Domnern Garden. Jamaica Kincaid (Antigua/United States): "My Mother." Margaret Laurence (Canada): "A Bird in the House." Mary Lavin (Ireland): "Happiness." Ursula K. Le Guin (United States): "Sur." Doris Lessing (Rhodesia/England): "The Old Chief Mshlanga." Catherine Lim (Singapore): "Or Else, the Lightning God." Arnost Lustig (Czechoslovakia/United States): "The Lemon," translated by Jeanne Nemcova. Naguib Mahfouz (Egypt): "Half a Day," translated by Denys Johnson-Davies. Bernard Malamud (United States): "The Jewbird." Katherine Mansfield (New Zealand /England): "Her First Ball." Rene Marques (Puerto Rico): "Island of Manhattan," translated by Faye Edwards and Gladys Oritz. Bobbie Ann Mason (United States): "Shiloh." William Somerset Maugham (England): "The Appointment in Samarra." Guy de Maupassant (France): "The Necklace," translated by Marjorie Laurie. Richard McCann (United States): "My Mother's Clothes: The School of Beauty and Shame." John McCluskey (United States): "Lush Life." Katherine Min (Korea/United States): "The One Who Goes Farthest Away." Susan Minot (United States): "Lust." Mishima Yukio (Japan): "Swaddling Clothes," translated by Ivan Morris. Lorrie Moore (United States): "How to Become a Writer." Toni Morrison (United States): "Recitatif." Kermit Moyer (United States): "Tumbling." Es'kia Mphahlele (South Africa): "Mrs. Plum." Slawomir Mrozek (Poland): "The Elephant," translated by Konrad Syrop. Bharati Mukherjee (India/United States): "A Father." Carmen Naranjo (Costa Rica): "And We Sold the Rain," translated by Jo Anne Engelbert. R. K. Narayan (India): "A Horse and Two Goats." Ngugi wa Thiong'o (Kenya): "A Meeting in the Dark." Joyce Carol Oates (United States): "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" Oba Minako (Japan): "The Pale Fox," translated by Stephen W. Kohl. Tim O'Brien (United States): "The Things They Carried." Flannery O'Connor (United States): "A Good Man Is Hard to Find." Oe Kenzaburo (Japan): "Aghwee the Sky Monster," translated by John Nathan. Ben Okri (Nigeria): "In the Shadow of War." Tillie Olsen (United States): "I Stand Here Ironing." Sembene Ousmane (Senegal): "Black Girl," translated by Ellen Conroy Kennedy. Amos Oz (Israel): "Nomad and Viper," translated by Nicholas deLange and Philip Simpson. Octavio Paz (Mexico): "The Blue Bouquet," translated by Lysander Kemp. Cristina Peri Rossi (Uruguay): "Mona Lisa," translated by Harry Morales. Virgilio Pinera (Cuba): "Insomnia," translated by Mark Schafer. Edgar Allen Poe (United States): "The Cask of Amontillado." Katherine Anne Porter (United States): "Rope." Rodrigo Rey Rosa (Guatemala): "The Proof," translated by Paul Bowles. Salman Rushdie (India/England): "The Prophet's Hair." Leslie Marmon Silko (United States): "Yellow Woman." Isaac Bashevis Singer (Poland/United States): "Gimpel the Fool," translated by Saul Bellow. Maria Teresa Solari (Peru): "Death and Transfiguration of a Teacher," translated by John Benson. John Steinbeck (United States): "The Chrysanthemums." Graham Swift (England): "Learning to Swim." Veronique Tadjo (Ivory Coast): "The Betrayal." Amy Tan (United States): "Half and Half." Haldun Taner (Turkey): "To All Eternity," translated by Geoffery Lewis. Amos Tutuola (Nigeria): "The Complete Gentleman." Mark Twain (United States): "Luck." John Updike (United States): "A & P." Luisa Valenzuela (Argentina): "Strange Things Happen Here," translated by Helen R. Lane. Mario Vargas Llosa (Peru): "Sunday," translated by Mary E. Ellsworth. Yvonne Vera (Zimbabwe): "In Africa There Is a Kind of Spider." Alice Walker (United States): "Everyday Use." Eudora Welty (United States): "Why I Live at the P.O." Edith Wharton (United States): "The Muse's Tragedy." Virginia Woolf (England): "Kew Gardens." Niaz Zaman (Bangladesh): "The Daily Woman."
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