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The Wascana anthology of short fiction

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1999
"An anthology of short stories has been designed specifically as an instructional text for first-year university students. To explore the many dimensions of short narrative fiction, the collection includes traditional classics from European culture, from Chaucer to Gogol and Chekhov, and extends to popular and celebrated stories from contemporary writers. There is a decided emphasis on new stories from the Plains region of Canada and the United States. Guy Vanderhaeghe, Richard Ford, Margaret Laurence, Thomas King, Bonnie Burnard, Louise Erdrich - all of them present masterly tales with specific appeal to students at post-secondary institutions."--BOOK JACKET.

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Subjects: Short stories, Canadian.

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ISBN: 0889771138 (pbk.)

Publisher, Date: Regina, Sask. : Canadian Plains Research Center, 1999.

Description: xxv, 466 p. ; 23 cm.

Notes: SPL: Canadiana.

Contents:

  • Preface
  • Essay: The lonely voice by Frank O'Connor
  • The approximate size of my favourite tumour / Sherman Alexie
  • Sonny's blues / James Baldwin
  • Disappearances / Sandra Birdsell
  • Swimming upstream / Beth Brant
  • Joyride/ Bonnie Burnard
  • Cathedral / Raymond Carver
  • The miller's tale / Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Gooseberries / Anton Chekhov
  • The story of an hour / Kate Chopin
  • Loss of the sky / Elizabeth Cook-Lynn
  • The bingo van / Louise Erdrich
  • A rose for Emily / William Faulkner
  • Sweethearts / Richard Ford
  • The Moslem wife / Mavis Gallant
  • The yellow wall-paper / Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • The overcoat / Nicolai Gogol
  • Young Goodman Brown / Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • A clean, well-lighted place / Ernest Hemingway
  • Aunt Moon's young man / Linda Hogan
  • The lottery / Shirley Jackson
  • Araby / James Joyce
  • A seat in the garden / Thomas King
  • To set our house in order / Margaret Laurence
  • Odour of chrysanthemums / D.H. Lawrence
  • The ones who walk away from Omelas / Ursula K. Le Guin
  • The boat / Alistair MacLeod
  • The garden-party / Katherine Mansfield
  • Swimming lessons / Rohinton Mistry
  • The great electrical revolution / Ken Mitchell
  • Boys and girls / Alice Munro
  • The things they carried / Tim O'Brien
  • A good man is hard to find / Flannery O'Connor
  • Guests of the nation / Frank O'Connor
  • The cask of Amontillado / Edgar Allen Poe
  • Traplines / Eden Robinson
  • The painted door / Sinclair Ross
  • Marching through Boston / John Updike
  • The watcher / Guy Vanderhaeghe
  • A worn path / Eudora Welty
  • Where is the voice coming from? / Rudy Wiebe
  • Glossary
  • Acknowledgements.

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