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Doubletakes: Pairs of Contemporary Short Stories 1st Edition

T. Coraghessan Boyle

  • Published
  • 672 Pages

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.

T. Coraghessan Boyle, University of Southern California

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.

"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."

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

"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."

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

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 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.