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Title 12 short stories and their making / edited, with an introduction by Paul Mandelbaum.

Imprint New York : Persea Books, c2005.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  813.0108 T917 2005    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xi, 355 p. ; 21 cm.
Note "A Karen and Michael Braziller book."
Contents I. CHARACTER -- "The hoaxer" / Walter Kirn -- Walter Kern discusses "The hoaxer," character, and the truth about Santa Claus -- "Prowler" / Elizabeth Tallent -- Elizabeth Tallent discusses "Prowler," character, and a fork in the road -- II. PLOT -- "The story of my life" / Kim Edwards -- Kim Edwards discusses "The story of my life," plot, and the ripple of events -- "A record as long as your arm" / George Garrett -- George Garrett discusses "A record as long as your arm," plot, and the angel he must wrestle -- III. POINT OF VIEW/VOICE -- "China" / Charles Johnson -- Charles Johnson discusses "China," point of view and voice, and Alpha Narratives -- "Condolences to every one of us" / Allan Gurganus -- Allan Gurganus discusses "Condolences to every one of us," point of view and voice, and the comedy of disaster -- IV. SETTING -- "Sur" / Ursula K. Le Guin -- Ursula K. Le Guin discusses "Sur," setting, and a place of remote and terrible beauty -- "The third and final continent" / Jhumpa Lahiri -- Jhumpa Lahiri discusses "The third and final continent," setting, cornflakes, and the "perfect lady" -- V. STRUCTURE -- "Dream children" / Gail Godwin -- Gail Godwin discusses "Dream children," structure, and her favorite ghosts stories -- "Smorgasbord" / Tobias Wolff -- Tobias Wolff discusses "Smorgasbord," structure, and consequences -- V. THEME -- "Rich" / Ellen Gilchrist -- Ellen Gilchrist discusses "Rich," theme, imagery, and learning from Huckleberry Finn -- "Never marry a Mexican" / Sandra Cisneros -- Sandra Cisneros discusses "Never marry a Mexican," theme, imagery, and exploring the heart's darkness.
Subject Short stories, American.
Short story -- Authorship.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Interviews.
Added Author Mandelbaum, Paul, 1959-
Added Title Twelve short stories and their making
ISBN 089255312X (original trade pbk. : alk. paper)
9780892553129 (original trade pbk. : alk. paper)
Standard No. YDXCP 2100405
NZ1 9145689
AU@ 000026701200

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