The Broadview Anthology of Short Fiction – Second Edition
  • Publication Date: July 25, 2012
  • ISBN: 9781554810765 / 1554810760
  • 488 pages; 6" x 9"
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The Broadview Anthology of Short Fiction – Second Edition

  • Publication Date: July 25, 2012
  • ISBN: 9781554810765 / 1554810760
  • 488 pages; 6" x 9"

This selection of thirty-eight stories (from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries) illustrates diverse narrative styles, from the austere to the avant-garde, as well as a broad spectrum of human experiences. The collection comprises both recognized classics of the genre and some very interesting, less often anthologized works. Stories are organized chronologically, lightly annotated, and prefaced by engaging short introductions. Also included is a glossary of basic critical terms.

The second edition has been updated to include more recent stories, a greater selection of international authors and works in translation, and an illustrated story (Shaun Tan’s “Grandpa’s Story”). Several luminaries of the genre, including Alice Munro, have multiple stories included in the collection.

Comments

“The first edition of this anthology was a boon to students and instructors, a masterfully economical book containing a wide but manageable assortment of canonical and contemporary stories at an attractive price. Other anthologies are too ungainly, too expensive; in this collection, the selection is concise, and the reference material sophisticated. The second edition features all the strengths of its predecessor, and the inclusion of translated and illustrated works makes it ideal for any level of undergraduate study.” — Brad Congdon, Dalhousie University

“The second edition of The Broadview Anthology of Short Fiction will appeal to instructors, students, and general readers alike. The stories are international in scope, with a strong Canadian component, and cover a broad temporal and generic range, from the nineteenth-century Gothic fiction of Hawthorne and Poe to the contemporary graphic fiction of Shaun Tan. While the collection is built around a solid core of canonical stories by the likes of Joyce, Perkins Gilman, Carver, Atwood, and others, the editors have made some bold and fresh selections, resulting in a diverse and distinctive anthology.” — Herb Wyile, Acadia University

Preface

Nathaniel Hawthorne
THE MINISTER’S BLACK VEIL
YOUNG GOODMAN BROWN (website)

Edgar Allan Poe
THE BLACK CAT
THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO
THE TELL-TALE HEART (website)

Herman Melville
BARTLEBY, THE SCRIVENER (website)

Thomas Hardy
THE SON’S VETO

Kate Chopin
THE STORY OF AN HOUR

Guy de Maupassant
THE NECKLACE

Anton Chekhov
AN UPHEAVAL

Charlotte Perkins Gilman
THE YELLOW WALLPAPER

Stephen Crane
THE OPEN BOAT

Somerset Maugham
THE LOTUS EATER

James Joyce
ARABY
EVELINE
THE DEAD (website)

Katherine Mansfield
THE DOLL’S HOUSE
THE GARDEN PARTY

William Faulkner
A ROSE FOR EMILY

Ernest Hemingway
HILLS LIKE WHITE ELEPHANTS

Hisaye Yamamoto
SEVENTEEN SYLLABLES

James Baldwin
SONNY’S BLUES

Flannery O’Connor
A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND

Ursula K. Le Guin
THE ONES WHO WALK AWAY FROM OMELAS

Chinua Achebe
DEAD MEN’S PATH

Alice Munro
MILES CITY, MONTANA
GRAVEL

Gloria Sawai
MOTHER’S DAY (website)

Alistair MacLeod
IN THE FALL

Raymond Carver
CATHEDRAL

Margaret Atwood
DEATH BY LANDSCAPE

Richard Ford
UNDER THE RADAR

Tobias Wolff
POWDER

Tim O’Brien
THE THINGS THEY CARRIED

Jamaica Kincaid
GIRL

Rohinton Mistry
SWIMMING LESSONS

Sandra Cisneros
MY LUCY FRIEND WHO SMELLS LIKE CORN

Lorrie Moore
YOU’RE UGLY, TOO

Sherman Alexie
DO YOU KNOW WHERE I AM?

Eden Robinson
QUEEN OF THE NORTH

Shaun Tan
GRANDPA’S STORY

Sheila Heti
THE RASPBERRY BUSH

Ian Williams
BREAK-IN

Deborah Willis
THE WEATHER

Acknowledgements
Glossary
Chronology

Julia Gaunce is the author of the novel Rocket Science (Pedlar Press, 2000).

Suzette Mayr is the author of four novels, the most recent of which is
Monoceros (Coach House Books, 2011). She teaches creative writing at the University of Calgary.

Don LePan is the founder and President of Broadview Press and the author of
Animals: A Novel (Véhicule Press, 2009).

Marjorie Mather and Bryanne Miller are the Publisher and Assistant English Editor, respectively, at Broadview Press.

The companion sites include content for both instructors and students.

The instructor site has discussion questions for each story and an alternative table of contents organized by discussion topic. An access code to the instructor website is included with all examination copies.

The student companion site provides additional stories. An access code to the website is included with all new copies.

— 38 stories illustrating diverse narrative styles
— Compact and inexpensive
— Canonical works combined with less widely anthologized stories
— Second edition includes more international content, works in translation, and very recent stories
— Chronological organization, light annotation, and engaging short introductions
— Glossary of basic critical terms