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American Short Story Masterpieces

Author : Clarence C. Strowbridge
ISBN : 9780486499130
Genre : Fiction
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An affordable compilation of more than a dozen of the best American short stories features tales by Hawthorne, Twain, James, Cheever, Wharton, and Cather. Contents include "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe, F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz," Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat," and "A Worn Path" by Eudora Welty.
Category: Fiction

American Short Story Masterpieces

Author : Raymond Carver
ISBN : 1439513562
Genre : Fiction
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This collection of thirty-six classic short stories from the fifties to the eighties features works by authors such as James Baldwin, Barry Hannah, Bernard Halamud, Flannery O'Connor, Philip Roth, Anne Beattie, and Tobias Wolff
Category: Fiction

Short Story Masterpieces By American Women Writers

Author : Clarence C. Strowbridge
ISBN : 9780486783383
Genre : Literary Collections
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Fourteen tales include Joyce Carol Oates' "Heat," Flannery O'Connor's "The Life You Save May Be Your Own," "Why I Live at the P.O." by Eudora Welty, plus stories by Edith Wharton, Louise Erdrich, Alice Walker, and others.
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Short Story Masterpieces

Author : Robert Penn Warren
ISBN : 9780440378648
Genre : Fiction
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Contains thirty-six stories by world famous authors.
Category: Fiction

American Short Story Since 1950

Author : Kasia Boddy
ISBN : 9780748686537
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book focuses specifically on short fiction written since 1950, a particularly rich and diverse period in the history of the form. A selective approach has been taken, focusing on the best and most representative work.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Essential Yusuf Idris

Author : Yūsuf Idrīs
ISBN : 9774162420
Genre : Fiction
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Yusuf Idris (1927-91), who belonged to the same generation of pioneering Egyptian writers as Naguib Mahfouz and Tawfiq al-Hakim, is widely celebrated as the father of the Arabic short story, just as Mahfouz is considered the father of the Arabic novel. Idris studied medicine and practiced as adoctor, but even as a student his interests were in politics and the support of the nationalist struggle, and in writing - and his writing, whether in his regular newspaper columns or in his fiction, often reflected his political convictions. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize for literature more than once, and when the prize went to Naguib Mahfouz in 1988, Idris felt that he had been passed over because of his outspoken views on Israel. In all, Yusuf Idris wrote some twelve collections of superbly crafted short stories, mainly aboutordinary, poor people, many of which have been translated into English and are included in this collection of the best of his work. But although he is best known for his short stories, he also wrote nine plays and a number of novels and novellas, the best of which are also sampled here.
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The Woman In White

Author : Wilkie Collins
ISBN : 9780553904666
Genre : Fiction
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Wilkie Collins's classic thriller took the world by storm on its first appearance in 1859, with everything from dances to perfumes to dresses named in honor of the "woman in white." The novel's continuing fascination stems in part from a distinctive blend of melodrama, comedy, and realism; and in part from the power of its story. The catalyst for the mystery is Walter Hartright's encounter on a moonlit road with a mysterious woman dressed head to toe in white. She is in a state of confusion and distress, and when Hartright helps her find her way back to London she warns him against an unnamed "man of rank and title." Hartright soon learns that she may have escaped from an asylum and finds to his amazement that her story may be connected to that of the woman he secretly loves. Collins brilliantly uses the device of multiple narrators to weave a story in which no one can be trusted, and he also famously creates, in the figure of Count Fosco, the prototype of the suave, sophisticated evil genius. The Woman in White is still passed as a masterpiece of narrative drive and excruciating suspense. Introduction by Nicholas Rance
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Masterpieces Of American Indian Literature

Author : Willis Goth Regier
ISBN : 0803289979
Genre : Literary Collections
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The five complete and unabridged works collected here are parts of a long and passionate testimony about American Indian culture as related by Indians themselves. Deep emotions and life-shaking crises converge in these pages concerning identity, family, community, caste, gender, nature, the future, the past, solitude, duty, trust, betrayal, leadership, war, and apocalypse. Each work is also regarded as a classic of Native literature and has much to teach. ø The Life of Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh (1847) by George Copway, a Canadian Ojibwe writer and lecturer, describes his unique and difficult cultural journey from the tiny village of his youth to the legislatures of the world, speaking for the rights and sovereignty of Indians. ø The Soul of the Indian (1911) by Charles Eastman, a physician and mixed-blood Sioux, depicts ?the religious life of the typical American Indian as it was before he knew the white man.? ø American Indian Stories (1921) by Zitkala-?a, one of the most famous Sioux writers and activists of the modern era, includes legends and tales from oral tradition, childhood stories, and allegorical fiction. ø Coyote Stories (1933) by Mourning Dove, an Okanagan writer, retells the popular trickster tales of Coyote, the most resilient character in all of American literature. ø Black Elk Speaks (1932) as told through John G. Neihardt, is the spacious religious vision and candid life story of a Lakota holy man. Neihardt and Black Elk collaborated to produce a unique and inspirational work.
Category: Literary Collections