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The Resource American short stories since 1945, [selected] by John G. Parks

American short stories since 1945, [selected] by John G. Parks

Label
American short stories since 1945
Title
American short stories since 1945
Statement of responsibility
[selected] by John G. Parks
Contributor
Compiler
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Offering significantly more comprehensive and inclusive coverage than similar anthologies, this collection features seventy-nine of the best American short stories written between 1945 and the present. Taken together, these stories document the ever-changing reality of American life since World War II - who we are, where we have been, and where we might be going. Striving to make this anthology representative of all the literary voices of the period, editor John G. Parks includes work from such acclaimed authors as Raymond Carver, John Cheever, and Flannery O'Connor alongside stories from writers who are no longer frequently anthologized, including John Gardner, James Alan McPherson, Leonard Michaels, Wright Morris, J.F. Powers, and James Purdy. Key African-American and new immigrant writers including James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, Ernest J. Gaines. The volume includes a brief biography for each featured author and an introductory chapter that traces developments in the short story form in the United States. Providing a multifaceted look into the social, intellectual, and spiritual life of the period, American Short Stories Since 1945 is an exceptional text for courses in the short story, American literature, and creative writing."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 813/.01054
  • 813.0108054
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS648.S5
LC item number
A475 2002
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Parks, John G.
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  • Short stories, American
  • American fiction
  • United States
Label
American short stories since 1945, [selected] by John G. Parks
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Tillie Olsen (1913- )
  • Battle royal
  • Ralph Ellison (1914-1994)
  • An interest in life
  • Grace Paley (1922- )
  • Prince of darkness
  • J.F. Powers (1917-1999)
  • Don't call me by my right name
  • James Purdy (1923- )
  • The Jewbird
  • 1. 1945-1960, The strains of accommodation and consensus :
  • Bernard Malamud (1914-1986)
  • The old forest
  • Peter Taylor (1917-1994)
  • A good man is hard to find
  • Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964)
  • Revelation
  • Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964)
  • The ram in the thicket
  • Wright Morris (1910-1998)
  • The country husband
  • The lottery
  • John Cheever (1912-1982)
  • The housebreaker of Shady Hill
  • John Cheever (1912-1982)
  • Defender of the faith
  • Philip Roth (1933- )
  • Sonny's blues
  • James Baldwin (1924-1987)
  • Seventeen syllables
  • Hisaye Yamamoto (1921- )
  • Shirley Jackson (1919-1965)
  • Why I live at the P.O.
  • Eudora Welty (1909- )
  • The Spinoza of Market Street
  • Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-1991)
  • I stand here ironing
  • Robert Coover (1932- )
  • Night-sea journey
  • John Barth (1930- )
  • Views of my father weeping
  • Donald Barthelme (1931-1989)
  • The ones who walk away from Omelas
  • Ursula K. Le Guin (1929- )
  • The shawl
  • Cynthia Ozick (1928- )
  • Come on back
  • 2. 1960s and 1970s, Breakdowns and breakthroughs :
  • John Gardner (1933-1982)
  • Where are you going, where have you been?
  • Joyce Carol Oates (1938- )
  • The lesson
  • Toni Cade Bambara (1939-1995)
  • I would have saved them if I could
  • Leonard Michaels (1933- )
  • To hell with dying
  • Alice Walker (1944- )
  • Separating
  • Looking for Mr. Green
  • John Updike (1932- )
  • Of cabbages and kings
  • James Alan McPherson (1943- )
  • Girl
  • Jamaica Kincaid (1949- )
  • The oranging of America
  • Max Apple (1941- )
  • Midnight and I'm not famous yet
  • Barry Hannah (1942- )
  • Souvenir
  • Saul Bellow (1915- )
  • Jayne Anne Phillips (1952- )
  • Storyteller
  • Leslie Marmon Silko (1948- )
  • Roses, rhododendron
  • Alice Adams (1926- )
  • In the heart of the heart of the country
  • William H. Gass (1924- )
  • The sky is gray
  • Ernest J. Gaines (1933- )
  • The babysitter
  • Mary Robison (1949- )
  • Hunters in the snow
  • Tobias Wolff (1945- )
  • A new-wave format
  • Bobbie Ann Mason (1940- )
  • The redneck way of knowledge
  • Blanche McCrary Boyd (1945- )
  • Another marvelous thing
  • Laurie Colwin (1944-1992)
  • Greasy lake
  • 3. 1980s and 1990s, Centers and margins :
  • T.C. Boyle (1948- )
  • Exchange value
  • Charles Johnson (1948- )
  • The way we live now
  • Susan Sontag (1933- )
  • The Tip-Top Club
  • Garrison Keillor (1942- )
  • The things they carried
  • Tim O'Brien (1946- )
  • Health
  • A father's story
  • Joy Williams (1944- )
  • On mortality
  • Maxine Hong Kingston (1940- )
  • The management of grief
  • Bharati Mukherjee (1940- )
  • Gryphon
  • Charles Baxter (1947- )
  • Rules of the game
  • Amy Tan (1952- )
  • Rock Springs
  • Andre Dubus (1936-1999)
  • Richard Ford (1944- )
  • People like that are the only people here : canonical babbling in Peed Onk
  • Lorrie Moore (1957- )
  • Saint Marie (1934)
  • Louise Erdrich (1954- )
  • The only real day
  • Frank Chin (1940- )
  • Everyday disorders
  • Francine Prose (1947- )
  • What we talk about when we talk about love
  • The priest next door
  • Raymond Carver (1938-1988)
  • Cathedral
  • Raymond Carver (1938-1988)
  • In the cemetery where Al Jolson is buried
  • Amy Hempel (1951- )
  • Wickedness
  • Ron Hansen (1947- )
  • Able, Baker, Charlie, dog
  • Stephanie Vaughn (1943- )
  • The Cariboo Cafe
  • Susan Fromberg Schaeffer (1941- )
  • Helena María Viramontes (1954- )
  • One holy night
  • Sandra Cisneros (1954- )
  • Relic
  • Robert Olen Butler (1944- )
  • Helping
  • Robert Stone (1937- )
  • How to talk to a hunter
  • Pam Houston (1962- )
  • Videotape
  • Janus
  • Don Delillo (1936- )
  • Cold snap
  • Thom Jones (1945- )
  • This is what it means to say Phoenix, Arizona
  • Sherman Alexie (1966- )
  • Oxygen
  • Ron Carlson (1947- )
  • The littoral zone
  • Andrea Barrett (1965- )
  • The girl on the plane
  • Ann Beattie (1947- )
  • Mary Gaitskill (1954- )
  • A place I've never been
  • David Leavitt (1961- )
  • Coach
Control code
ocm46319642
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 886 pages
Isbn
9780195131321
Lccn
2001021237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o46319642
  • (OCoLC)46319642
Label
American short stories since 1945, [selected] by John G. Parks
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Tillie Olsen (1913- )
  • Battle royal
  • Ralph Ellison (1914-1994)
  • An interest in life
  • Grace Paley (1922- )
  • Prince of darkness
  • J.F. Powers (1917-1999)
  • Don't call me by my right name
  • James Purdy (1923- )
  • The Jewbird
  • 1. 1945-1960, The strains of accommodation and consensus :
  • Bernard Malamud (1914-1986)
  • The old forest
  • Peter Taylor (1917-1994)
  • A good man is hard to find
  • Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964)
  • Revelation
  • Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964)
  • The ram in the thicket
  • Wright Morris (1910-1998)
  • The country husband
  • The lottery
  • John Cheever (1912-1982)
  • The housebreaker of Shady Hill
  • John Cheever (1912-1982)
  • Defender of the faith
  • Philip Roth (1933- )
  • Sonny's blues
  • James Baldwin (1924-1987)
  • Seventeen syllables
  • Hisaye Yamamoto (1921- )
  • Shirley Jackson (1919-1965)
  • Why I live at the P.O.
  • Eudora Welty (1909- )
  • The Spinoza of Market Street
  • Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-1991)
  • I stand here ironing
  • Robert Coover (1932- )
  • Night-sea journey
  • John Barth (1930- )
  • Views of my father weeping
  • Donald Barthelme (1931-1989)
  • The ones who walk away from Omelas
  • Ursula K. Le Guin (1929- )
  • The shawl
  • Cynthia Ozick (1928- )
  • Come on back
  • 2. 1960s and 1970s, Breakdowns and breakthroughs :
  • John Gardner (1933-1982)
  • Where are you going, where have you been?
  • Joyce Carol Oates (1938- )
  • The lesson
  • Toni Cade Bambara (1939-1995)
  • I would have saved them if I could
  • Leonard Michaels (1933- )
  • To hell with dying
  • Alice Walker (1944- )
  • Separating
  • Looking for Mr. Green
  • John Updike (1932- )
  • Of cabbages and kings
  • James Alan McPherson (1943- )
  • Girl
  • Jamaica Kincaid (1949- )
  • The oranging of America
  • Max Apple (1941- )
  • Midnight and I'm not famous yet
  • Barry Hannah (1942- )
  • Souvenir
  • Saul Bellow (1915- )
  • Jayne Anne Phillips (1952- )
  • Storyteller
  • Leslie Marmon Silko (1948- )
  • Roses, rhododendron
  • Alice Adams (1926- )
  • In the heart of the heart of the country
  • William H. Gass (1924- )
  • The sky is gray
  • Ernest J. Gaines (1933- )
  • The babysitter
  • Mary Robison (1949- )
  • Hunters in the snow
  • Tobias Wolff (1945- )
  • A new-wave format
  • Bobbie Ann Mason (1940- )
  • The redneck way of knowledge
  • Blanche McCrary Boyd (1945- )
  • Another marvelous thing
  • Laurie Colwin (1944-1992)
  • Greasy lake
  • 3. 1980s and 1990s, Centers and margins :
  • T.C. Boyle (1948- )
  • Exchange value
  • Charles Johnson (1948- )
  • The way we live now
  • Susan Sontag (1933- )
  • The Tip-Top Club
  • Garrison Keillor (1942- )
  • The things they carried
  • Tim O'Brien (1946- )
  • Health
  • A father's story
  • Joy Williams (1944- )
  • On mortality
  • Maxine Hong Kingston (1940- )
  • The management of grief
  • Bharati Mukherjee (1940- )
  • Gryphon
  • Charles Baxter (1947- )
  • Rules of the game
  • Amy Tan (1952- )
  • Rock Springs
  • Andre Dubus (1936-1999)
  • Richard Ford (1944- )
  • People like that are the only people here : canonical babbling in Peed Onk
  • Lorrie Moore (1957- )
  • Saint Marie (1934)
  • Louise Erdrich (1954- )
  • The only real day
  • Frank Chin (1940- )
  • Everyday disorders
  • Francine Prose (1947- )
  • What we talk about when we talk about love
  • The priest next door
  • Raymond Carver (1938-1988)
  • Cathedral
  • Raymond Carver (1938-1988)
  • In the cemetery where Al Jolson is buried
  • Amy Hempel (1951- )
  • Wickedness
  • Ron Hansen (1947- )
  • Able, Baker, Charlie, dog
  • Stephanie Vaughn (1943- )
  • The Cariboo Cafe
  • Susan Fromberg Schaeffer (1941- )
  • Helena María Viramontes (1954- )
  • One holy night
  • Sandra Cisneros (1954- )
  • Relic
  • Robert Olen Butler (1944- )
  • Helping
  • Robert Stone (1937- )
  • How to talk to a hunter
  • Pam Houston (1962- )
  • Videotape
  • Janus
  • Don Delillo (1936- )
  • Cold snap
  • Thom Jones (1945- )
  • This is what it means to say Phoenix, Arizona
  • Sherman Alexie (1966- )
  • Oxygen
  • Ron Carlson (1947- )
  • The littoral zone
  • Andrea Barrett (1965- )
  • The girl on the plane
  • Ann Beattie (1947- )
  • Mary Gaitskill (1954- )
  • A place I've never been
  • David Leavitt (1961- )
  • Coach
Control code
ocm46319642
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 886 pages
Isbn
9780195131321
Lccn
2001021237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o46319642
  • (OCoLC)46319642

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