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THEORY OF THE SHORT STORY: 

  • Charles E. May, The New Short Story Theories (Ohio UP 1994)

SHORT STORIES:

  • James Joyce,  Dubliners
  • Salman Rushdie, “The Prophet’s Hair”*
  • Hanif Kureishi, “My Son the Fanatic”*
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne, “Young Goodman Brown” (NAAL)
  • Edgar Allan Poe: “The Fall of the House of Usher” (NAAL)
  • William Faulkner, “Barn Burning” (NAAL)
  • Annie Proulx, “Brokeback Mountain”*
  • Nadine Gordimer, “Some Are Born to Sweet Delight”*, “Once Upon a Time”*, “The Moment Before the Gun Went Off”* 
  • Khushwant Singh, “Karma”*
  • Anita Desai, “Scholar and Gypsy”*
  • R.K. Narayan, “A Horse and Two Goats”*
  • Katherine Mansfield, “The Garden Party”*
  • Alice Munro, “Friend of My Youth”*
  • Raymond Carver, “Cathedral” (NAAL)
  • Ernest Hemingway, “A Very Short Story”*, “Cat in the Rain”*, “Hills Like White Elephants”*
  • Jon McGregor, “If It Keeps On Raining”*
  • John Cheever, “Reunion”*
  • Peter Carey, “American Dreams”*
  • Ambrose Bierce, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” (NAAL)
  • William Trevor, “The Ballroom of Romance”*
  • Graham Swift, “Seraglio”*
  • Virginia Woolf, “The Mark on the Wall”*

NAAL: The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Shorter Seventh Edition.
James Joyce, Dubliners (Penguin Modern Classics)
Texts marked * can be found in a “Kompendium”
 

Published Nov. 4, 2015 3:22 PM - Last modified Nov. 4, 2015 3:22 PM