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The Story and Its Writer, Compact Edition: An Introduction to Short Fiction
Ann Charters' The Story and Its Writer Compact: An Introduction to Short Fiction ISBN 9780312596248 serves as a briefer, more concise version of her text The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction . With about half the stories and commentaries, this compact edition continues to integrate all the effective editorial features of the full...
Ann Charters' The Story and Its Writer Compact: An Introduction to Short Fiction ISBN 9780312596248 serves as a briefer, more concise version of her text The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction . With about half the stories and commentaries, this compact edition continues to integrate all the effective editorial features of the full edition text but in a more affordable, shorter version. Boasted as one of the market-leading introductory texts for fiction this resource uses student-friendly organization as well as 'casebooks' providing illustrated studies of some of the best short fiction writers of yesterday and today. Charters, an English professor at the University of Connecticut, has written and edited several other works including The Portable Beat Reader, The Penguin Book of the Beats, and The Portable Sixties Reader, her most expansive anthology to date. Carters has a passion for written work, particularly that of fiction. This passion is clearly evident within the pages of The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction. Charters organizes this concise edition similarly to that of The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction. She incorporates four sections, each filled with great written work by some of the most renowned writers of the world. Part 1 is a collection of 'Stories' by great authors including the likes of Russell Banks, Ann Beattie, Ralph Ellison, and Tobias Wolff. Part 2 is devoted to 'Commentaries' and features writings from writers including Kate Chopin, William Faulkner, Gracey Paley, and Amy Tan. Part 3 includes a collection of 'Casebooks'. These casebooks focus on such authors as Raymond Carver, Flannery O'Connor, and also takes a look at graphic storytelling. This text is concluded with part 4, 'Appendices,' which provides supplementary material including the elements of fiction, a brief history of the short story, as well as a glossary of literary terms.
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