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The Columbia companion to the twentieth-century American short story / Blanche H. Gelfant, editor.

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Language:
English.
Publication date:
2000
Imprint:
New York : Columbia University Press, c2000.
Format:
  • Book
  • xiv, 660 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • Introduction Part I. Thematic Essays The American Short Story Cycle The American Short Story, 1807-1900 The African American Short Story The Asian American Short Story The Chicano-Latino Short Story The Ecological Short Story Lesbian and Gay Short Stories The Native American Short Story Non-English American Short Stories The American Working-Class Short Story American Short Stories of the Holocaust Part II. Individual Writers and Their Work Alice Adams (1926-1999) Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941) James Baldwin (1924-1987) John Barth (1930- ) Donald Barthelme (1931-1989) Rick Bass (1959- ) Richard Bausch (1945- ) Charles Baxter (1947- ) Ann Beattie (1947- ) Saul Bellow (1915- ) Gina Berriault (1926- ) Doris Betts (1932- ) Paul Bowles (1910-1999) Kay Boyle (1902-1992) Ray Bradbury (1920- ) Kate Braverman (1950- ) Larry Brown (1951- ) Erskine Caldwell (1903-1987) Hortense Calisher (1911- ) Truman Capote (1924-1984) Raymond Carver (1938-1988) Willa Cather (1873-1947) John Cheever (1912-1982) Sandra Cisneros (1954- ) Walter Van Tilburg Clark (1909-1971) Elizabeth Cook-Lynn (1930- ) Robert Coover (1932- ) Lydia Davis (1947- ) Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (1953- ) Andre Dubus (1936-1999) Deborah Eisenberg (1946- ) Stanley Elkin (1930-1995) George P. Elliott (1918-1980) John Fante (1909-1983) James T. Farrell (1904-1979) William Faulkner (1897-1962) F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) Richard Ford (1944- ) Mary Gaitskill (1954- ) William H. Gass (1924- ) Ellen Gilchrist (1935- ) Herbert Gold (1924- ) Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) Amy Hempel (1951- ) Mary Hood (1946- ) Langston Hughes (1902-1967) Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) Shirley Jackson (1916-1965) Jamaica Kincaid (1949- ) Ring Lardner (1885-1933) David Leavitt (1961- ) Ursula K. Le Guin (1929- ) Meridel Le Sueur (1900-1996) Shirley Geok-lin Lim (1944- ) Jack London (1876-1916) David Wong Louie (1954- ) Norman Mailer (1923- ) Bernard Malamud (1914-1986) Bobbie Anne Mason (1940- ) Mary McCarthy (1912-1989) Elizabeth McCracken (1966- ) Carson McCullers (1917-1967) Thomas McGuane (1939- ) James Alan McPherson (1943- ) Nicholasa Mohr (1938- ) Lorrie Moore (1957- ) Toshio Mori (1910-1980) Bharati Mukherjee (1940- ) Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) Joyce Carol Oates (1938- ) Tim O'Brien (1946- ) Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964) John O'Hara (1905-1970) Tillie Olsen (1913?- ) Simon Ortiz (1941- ) Cynthia Ozick (1928- ) Grace Paley (1922- ) Americo Paredes (1915-1999) Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) Jayne Anne Phillips (1952- ) Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980) William Sydney Porter (O. Henry) (1862-1910) E. Annie Proulx (1935- ) Thomas Pynchon (1937- ) Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1896-1953) Alberto Alvaro Rios (1952- ) Philip Roth (1933- ) Damon Runyon (1880-1946) J. D. Salinger (1919- ) Bienvenido N. Santos (1911-1996) William Saroyan (1908-1981) Delmore Schwartz (1913-1966) Leslie Marmon Silko (1948- ) Jean Stafford (1915-1979) Wallace Stegner (1909-1993) John Steinbeck (1902-1968) Elizabeth Tallent (1954- ) Peter Taylor (1917-1994) James Thurber (1894-1961) John Updike (1932- ) Helena Maria Viramontes (1954- ) Anna Lee Walters (1946- ) Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989) Sylvia A. Watanabe (1953- ) Eudora Welty (1909- ) Edith Wharton (1862-1937) Joy Williams (1944- ) Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) Tobias Wolff (1945- ) Richard Wright (1908-1960) Hisaye Yamamoto (1921- ) Anzia Yezierska (1881-1970) Index.
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Publisher's Summary:
Critic Blanche Gelfant's "companion" gathers together essays on major writers and themes by some of the leading literary critics in the United States. Part 1 is comprised of articles on stories that share a particular theme such as "Working Class Stories" or "Gay and Lesbian Stories". The heart of the book, however, lies in Part 2, which contains more than 100 pieces on individual writers and their work, including Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Richard Ford, Raymond Carver, Eudora Welty, Andre Debus, Zora Neal Hurston, Anne Beattie, Bharati Mukherjee, J. D. Salinger and Jamaica Kincaid, as well as engaging pieces on the promising new writers to come on the scene.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Contributor:
Gelfant, Blanche H., 1922-
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ISBN:
0231110987
9780231110983

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