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Short Fiction

An Anthology

edited by Rosemary Sullivan & Mark Levene

Publisher
Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
May 2003
Category
General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780195417609
    Publish Date
    May 2003
    List Price
    $110.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780199009367
    Publish Date
    Mar 2015
    List Price
    $119.99

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Description

Short Fiction: An Anthology is a collection of 80 short stories and 2 novellas. It offers a wide variety of selections from the mid-19th century to the present, and includes a number of works by young and rarely anthologised authors. The stories are arranged chronologically according to the
date of birth of the author.

The introductory essay closely critiques two short stories, Chekhov's 'The Lady with the Pet Dog' from the 19th century and Carver's post World War Two story about Chekhov, 'Errand'. The introduction enables the editors to demonstrate methods of critical approaches to short fiction and literature
in general, thereby helping students to develop their own critical abilities.

About the authors

ROSEMARY SULLIVAN is an acclaimed biographer, poet and editor. She is the author of nine books of non-fiction, including Villa Air-Bel, which was awarded a Canadian Jewish Book Award; Labyrinth Of Desire: Women, Passion and Romantic Obsession; By Heart: Elizabeth Smart—A Life and the #1 bestseller The Red Shoes: Margaret Atwood, Starting Out. Her biography of Gwendolyn MacEwen, Shadow Maker, won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-fiction, the Canadian Authors Association Literary Award, the Toronto Book Award and the University of British Columbia Medal for Canadian Biography. Sullivan’s journalistic pieces have won her a National Magazine Awards silver medal and a Western Journalism first prize for travelogue; her academic honours include Killam, Trudeau and Guggenheim fellowships. She lives in Toronto, where she is a professor of English at the University of Toronto.

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