Nina Baym, ed.: The Norton Anthology of American Literature, (NAAL; Shorter Seventh Edition).

A.S. Byatt, ed.: The Oxford Book of English Short Stories, (Oxford; OUP, 2003).

Charles E. May, ed.: The New Short Story Theories, (NSST; Ohio UP, 1994).

Annie Proulx: Brokeback Mountain, (Scribner, 2005).

A compendium available from Kopiutsalget, Akademika (texts marked*).

Short Story Theory:

Ferguson, “Defining the Short Story: Impressionism and Form” (NSST)

*Friedman, “Recent Short Story Theories: Problems in Definition”

*Gerlach, extracts from Towards the End, pp. 7-23, 94-118

*Lodge, “Analysis and Interpretation of the Realist Text”

Matthews, “The Philosophy of the Short-Story” (NSST)

*Nissen, “The Queer Short Story” Poe, “Review of Twice-Told Tales” (NSST)

Pratt, “The Short Story: The Long and Short of It” (NSST)

*Wright, “On Defining the Short Story: The Genre Question”

Short Stories:

Sherwood Anderson, “Hands” (NAAL)

James Baldwin, “Going to Meet the Man” (NAAL)

Ambrose Bierce, "An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge" (NAAL)

Raymond Carver, “Cathedral” (NAAL)

Kate Chopin, “The Storm” (NAAL)

Ronald Firbank, "A Tragedy in Green" (Oxford)

F.Scott Fitzgerald, "Babylon Revisited" (NAAL)

*Bret Harte, “Uncle Jim and Uncle Billy”

Nathaniel Hawthorne, “The Birth-Mark” (NAAL)

*Ernest Hemingway, “Cat in the Rain”

Zora Neale Hurston, "The Gilded Six-Bits" (NAAL)

Henry James, "The Real Thing" (NAAL)

Sarah Orne Jewett, "A White Heron" (NAAL)

Maxine Hong Kingston, "No Name Woman" (NAAL)

Ian McEwan, "Solid Geometry" (Oxford)

Arthur Morrison, "Behind the Shade" (Oxford)

Flannery O'Connor, "Good Country People" (NAAL)

Edgar Allan Poe, “The Fall of the House of Usher” (NAAL)

Annie Proulx, “Brokeback Mountain” (see above)

Philip Roth, "Defender of the Faith" (NAAL)

Saki, "The Toys of Peace" (Oxford)

Elizabeth Taylor, "The Blush" (Oxford)

Alice Walker, “Everyday Use” (NAAL)

Eudora Welty, “Petrified Man” (NAAL)

Virginia Woolf, “Solid Objects” (Oxford)

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