This selection of 45 stories represents diverse narrative styles and a broad spectrum of human experience. Stories are organized chronologically, annotated, and prefaced by engaging short introductions.
The updated fourth edition offers more microfiction, graphic literature, and speculative fiction; authors new to this edition include George Saunders, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Kristen Roupenian, Lydia Davis, and Jillian Tamaki.
This edition of The Broadview Anthology of Short Fiction is intended for Canadian audiences. For the American edition, click here.
Praise for previous editions:
“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
- The Minister’s Black Veil
Edgar Allan Poe
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
- Hills Like White Elephants
- A Good Man Is Hard to Find
Ursula K. Le Guin
- The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
- The Brother-in-Law
- A Second Chance
- On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning
- My Lucy Friend Who Smells Like Corn
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
- The Raspberry Bush
- My Life Is a Joke
- Things to Do When You’re Goth in the Country
Carmen Maria Machado
Contents by Form and Theme
Laura Buzzard and Marjorie Mather are Senior Editor and English Editor at Broadview Press.