The Broadview Anthology of Short Fiction – Fourth Canadian Edition
  • Publication Date: March 15, 2020
  • ISBN: 9781554813834 / 1554813832
  • 490 pages; 6" x 9"

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The Broadview Anthology of Short Fiction – Fourth Canadian Edition

  • Publication Date: March 15, 2020
  • ISBN: 9781554813834 / 1554813832
  • 490 pages; 6" x 9"

This selection of 44 stories illustrates diverse narrative styles and a broad spectrum of human experience. Stories are organized chronologically, annotated, and prefaced by engaging short introductions. The new fourth edition includes more microfiction, graphic literature, and speculative fiction and a stronger representation of Canadian authors.

This edition of The Broadview Anthology of Short Fiction is intended for Canadian audiences. For the American edition, click here.

Comments

“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.” — Brad Congdon, Dalhousie University

(stories new to this edition in bold)

  • Nathaniel Hawthorne, “The Minister’s Black Veil”
  • Edgar Allan Poe, “The Cask of Amontillado”
  • Thomas Hardy, “The Son’s Veto”
  • Kate Chopin, “The Story of an Hour”
  • Anton Chekhov, “An Upheaval”
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper”
  • James Joyce, “Araby” and “Eveline”
  • Virginia Woolf, “Kew Gardens”
  • Katherine Mansfield, “The Doll’s House”
  • 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, “Tricks” and “Gravel”
  • Alistair MacLeod, “In the Fall”
  • Raymond Carver, “Cathedral”
  • Margaret Atwood, “Stone Mattress”
  • Tobias Wolff, “Powder”
  • Tim O’Brien, “The Things They Carried”
  • Lydia Davis, “Second Chance” and “The Brother-in-Law”
  • Octavia Butler, “Speech Sounds”
  • Jamaica Kincaid, “Girl”
  • Haruki Murakami, “On Seeing the 100% Most Beautiful…”
  • Rohinton Mistry, “Swimming Lessons”
  • Sandra Cisneros, “My Lucy Friend Who Smells Like Corn”
  • Lorrie Moore, “You’re Ugly, Too”
  • George Saunders, “Victory Lap”
  • Kathy Page, “Different Lips”
  • Eden Robinson, “Queen of the North”
  • Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, “Akiden Boreal”
  • Sheila Heti, “The Raspberry Bush” and “My Life is a Joke”
  • Donal Ryan, “The Passion”
  • Ian Williams, “Break-In”
  • Jillian Tamaki, “Half-Life”
  • Kristen Roupenian, “Cat Person”
  • Deborah Willis, “Todd”
  • Chavisa Woods, “Things to Do When You’re Goth in the Country”
  • Carmen Maria Machado, “Eight Bites”

Laura Buzzard and Marjorie Mather are Senior Editor and English Editor, respectively, at Broadview Press.

  • • Includes a diverse range of forms, themes, and styles in an affordable, compact anthology
  • • Balances canonical classics with exciting lesser-known works
  • • Includes paired short stories by key authors in the genre, such as Alice Munro and Lydia Davis
  • • Provides helpful, unobtrusive student apparatus in the form of author bios, annotations, and alternative ToCs
  • • Bestselling contemporary authors George Saunders and Kristen Roupenian have been added