The Broadview Anthology of Short Fiction – Third Edition
  • Publication Date: March 14, 2013
  • ISBN: 9781554811410 / 1554811414
  • 480 pages; 6" x 9"

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The Broadview Anthology of Short Fiction – Third Edition

  • Publication Date: March 14, 2013
  • ISBN: 9781554811410 / 1554811414
  • 480 pages; 6" x 9"

This selection of 45 stories, from Nathaniel Hawthorne to Shaun Tan, shows the range of short fiction in the past 150 years. This third edition includes more works from the past 20 years and a greater representation of American authors; new to this edition are works by Katherine Anne Porter, Grace Paley, Donald Barthelme, Edward P. Jones, Gish Jen, and George Saunders, among others.

Stories are organized chronologically, annotated, and prefaced by engaging short introductions. Also included is a glossary of basic critical terms.

Comments

“Every teacher of writing talks about how what they really want for their classes is a collection of fiction that spans the modern and the classic, stories from small journals and famous collections, with varied voice and introductions that put each writer and their work into context. The Broadview Anthology of Short Fiction is that book. I can’t wait to put this to use in my courses.” — Teague Bohlen, University of Colorado Denver

“The third edition of The Broadview Anthology of Short Fiction is another Broadview masterpiece. As in previous editions, a canonical core blends beautifully with the inclusion of fresh contemporary authors, creating an anthology that is useful in a wide variety of settings. The third edition includes additional women’s voices as well as substantial revisions to the second half of the collection, keeping in step with ever-shifting interests in contemporary literature. The pieces in The Broadview Anthology of Short Fiction remain diverse, thoughtfully chosen, and extremely teachable.” — Katie Daily-Bruckner, Boston College

“The anthology works well to demonstrate the scope of the short story; students will get an excellent sense of what it has been and what it can be. One of the reasons I chose the book for my course is its breadth in terms of multicultural writers. In this new edition, I find many of the authors who are setting the bar for the short story—important authors, but also accessible ones.” — Denise Rogers, Director of the Writing Center, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

“The new edition of The Broadview Anthology of Short Fiction is the best anthology of its kind I have found. There is a balanced representation of world writers as well as of male and female writers. The introductory biographical information is excellent.” — Theresa Flowers, University of North Texas

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 STORM

Anton Chekhov

  • AN UPHEAVAL

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

  • THE YELLOW WALLPAPER

Stephen Crane

  • THE OPEN BOAT

James Joyce

  • ARABY
    EVELINE
    THE DEAD (website)

Katherine Mansfield

  • THE DOLL’S HOUSE
    THE GARDEN PARTY

Katherine Anne Porter

  • THE JILTING OF GRANNY WEATHERALL

William Faulkner

  • DRY SEPTEMBER

Ernest Hemingway

  • HILLS LIKE WHITE ELEPHANTS

Hisaye Yamamoto

  • SEVENTEEN SYLLABLES

Yasunari Kawabata

  • IMMORTALITY

Grace Paley

  • WANTS

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

Donald Barthelme

  • THE PALACE AT 4 A.M.

Gloria Sawai

  • MOTHER’S DAY (website)

Raymond Carver

  • CATHEDRAL

Margaret Atwood

  • HAPPY ENDINGS

Steven Millhauser

  • A VISIT

Tobias Wolff

  • BULLET IN THE BRAIN

Tim O’Brien

  • THE THINGS THEY CARRIED

Jamaica Kincaid

  • GIRL

Denis Johnson

  • EMERGENCY

Edward P. Jones

  • YOUNG LIONS

Sandra Cisneros

  • MY LUCY FRIEND WHO SMELLS LIKE CORN

Gish Jen

  • THE THIRD DUMPSTER

Lorrie Moore

  • YOU’RE UGLY, TOO

George Saunders

  • SEA OAK

Helen Simpson

  • BED AND BREAKFAST

Sherman Alexie

  • DO YOU KNOW WHERE I AM?

ZZ Packer

  • BROWNIES

Shaun Tan

  • GRANDPA’S STORY

Acknowledgements
Sources
Glossary
Chronology

Sara Levine is Professor and Chair of the Writing Program in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the author of Treasure Island!!! (Europa Editions, 2012) and Short Dark Oracles (Caketrain Press, 2011).

Don LePan is the founder and President of Broadview Press and the author of Animals: A Novel (Soft Skull Press, 2010).

Marjorie Mather is Publisher and English Editor 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.

— 45 stories, from Nathaniel Hawthorne to Sherman Alexie
— Concise and competitively priced
— Insightful author introductions
— Thorough explanatory annotation
— Stories are well balanced in length, subject matter, genre, and style
— Glossary of basic critical terms