Reference Guide to Short Fiction, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1558625399
  • ISBN-13: 9781558625396
  • DDC: 809.31
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1197 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 1999 | Published/Released December 2003
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 1999

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Devoted to those practitioners of the art of short fiction, this new 2nd edition offers thorough coverage of approximately 377 authors and 402 of their works. In a single volume, Reference Guide to Short Fiction features often-studied authors from around the world and throughout history, all selected for inclusion by a board of experts in the field..

Reference Guide to Short Fiction is divided into two sections for easy study. The first section profiles the authors and offers personal and career details, as well as complete bibliographical information. A signed essay helps readers understand more about the author. These authors are covered:

  • Sandra Cisneros
  • Nikolai Gogol
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • Langston Hughes
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Salman Rushdie
  • Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Edith Somerville
  • Eudora Welty
  • And others

Section two helps readers gain deeper understanding of the authors and the genre with critical essays discussing 402 important works, including:

  • "The Dead," James Joyce
  • "The Hitchhiking Game," Milan Kundera
  • "The Swimmer," John Cheever
  • "A Hunger Artist," Franz Kafka
  • "How I Met My Husband," Alice Munro
  • "Kew Gardens," Virginia Woolf

This one-stop guide also provides easy access to works through the title index.

This title is now available in eBook format through Gale Virtual Reference Library.