Higher Education

Doubletakes: Pairs of Contemporary Short Stories, 1st Edition

  • T. Coraghessan Boyle University of Southern California
  • ISBN-10: 0155060813  |  ISBN-13: 9780155060814
  • 672 Pages
  • © 2004 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $86.00

About

Overview

Selected by celebrated author and professor T. Coraghessan Boyle, DOUBLETAKES: PAIRS OF CONTEMPORARY SHORT STORIES gives students the opportunity to enjoy, through close reading and analysis, the works of some of the most recognized names in contemporary literature.

Table of Contents

ANN BEATTIE: The Burning House. The Four-Night Fight.
AIMEE BENDER: The Rememberer. Quiet Please.
JORGE LUIS BORGES: Pierre Menard, Author of Don Quixote. Funes the Memorious.
T. CORAGHESSAN BOYLE: She Wasn't Soft. Greasy Lake.
ITALO CALVINO: Spring: 1. Mushrooms in the City. Summer: 2. Park Bench Vacation. Autumn: 3. The Municipal Pigeon. Winter: 4. The City Lost in Snow.
EMILY CARTER: East on Houston. Parachute Silk.
RAYMOND CARVER: The Bath. A Small, Good Thing Put Yourself in My Shoes.
JOHN CHEEVER: Goodbye My Brother. The Five-Forty-Eight.
ROBERT COOVER: The Convention. The Brother.
ROALD DAHL: Dip in the Pool. Taste.
LYDIA DAVIS: Almost No Memory. St. Martin.
JUNOT DIAZ: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl or Halfie.
LOUISE ERDRICH: Saint Marike. The Red Convertible.
RICHARD FORD: Rock Springs. Great Falls.
MARY GAITSKILL: Secretary. A Romantic Weekend.
GABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ: A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings. The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World.
ELLEN GILCHRIST: Rich. In the Land of Dreamy Dreams.
AMY HEMPEL: In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson is Buried. Beg, Sl Tog, Inc, Cont, Rep.
ISABEL HUGGAN: Celia Behind Me. Sorrows of the Flesh.
DENIS JOHNSON: Car Crash While Hitchhiking. Beverly Home.
JAMAICA KINKAID: Poor Visitor. Figures in the Distance.
LEONARD MICHAELS: Murderers. In the Fifties.
LORRIE MOORE: People Like That Are the Only People Here: Canonical Babbling in Peed Onk. How to Become a Writer.
JOYCE CAROL OATES: Tick. The Abduction.
TIM O'BRIEN: The Things They Carried. Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong.
FLANNERY O'CONNOR: A Good Man is Hard to Find. Good Country People.
ANNIE PROULX: The Half-Skinned Steer. Brokeback Mountain.
STACEY RICHTER: The Beauty Treatment. My Date With Satan.
GEORGE SAUNDERS: The Barber's Unhappiness. I Can't Speak!
DAVID FOSTER WALLACE: Forever Overhead. Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, #20,19-26, New Haven, CT.
JOHN EDGAR WIDEMAN: Presents. Doc's Story.
TOBIAS WOLFF: Powder. Bullet in the Brain.

Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"I applaud the spirit of the book. Boyle (a writer for whom I have a great deal of respect) obviously loves fiction and wants to share his enthusiasm for it with students."

— Quentin Miller, Suffolk University

"I like the fact that there isn’t a lot of teaching apparatus. That’s a definite plus."

— Alyce Miller, Indiana University

"I applaud the spirit of the book. Boyle (a writer for whom I have a great deal of respect) obviously loves fiction and wants to share his enthusiasm for it with students."

— Quentin Miller, Suffolk University

"I like the fact that there isn’t a lot of teaching apparatus. That’s a definite plus."

— Alyce Miller, Indiana University

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1413000541 | ISBN-13: 9781413000542)

Designed to offer resources for using DOUBLETAKES in creative writing as well as fiction courses, a complete Instructor's Manual includes brief readings of every story in the book as well as suggested activities for the classroom.

I Stand Here Ironing by Tillie Olsen (VHS): The Wadsworth Original Film Series in Literature  (ISBN-10: 1413023177 | ISBN-13: 9781413023176)

List Price = $429.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $323.00

Everyday Use by Alice Walker (DVD): Wadsworth Original Film Series in Literature  (ISBN-10: 1413006582 | ISBN-13: 9781413006582)

NOT AVAILABLE SEPARATELY, FOR BUNDLE PURCHASE ONLY. Available on DVD, these films can be packaged with new copies of the text at no additional cost to your students. Contact your sales representative to order. The DVD includes "Everyday Use" by Alice Walker with an exclusive interview with the author.