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Ann Charters
Bedford/St Martins; 6 Tch edition (2002)
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She was until recently a professor at my undergrad institution. I still pick up the book often to read a story I know will be wonderful and representative of a great literary tradition. Oct 21, 2007 Nathan rated it it was amazing. Its great having critical essays by the writers as well as their stories. A more inclusive selection of writers than other compilations I've seen.

Start by marking The Story and Its Writer as Want to Read . I ended up dropping the course but kept the book.

Start by marking The Story and Its Writer as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. The Story and Its Writer. This is one of the best anthologies out there with hardly a stinker in the bunch (over 1000 pages of stories).

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The Story And Its Writer by Ann Charters (2006). I was not satisfied with the product because there weren't any descriptions of it being the compact version when I purchased it. It's in fine print (tiny font) on the top of the book but it is almost impossible to see it on the picture of the book.

Ann Charters has an acute sense of which stories work most effectively in the classroom and knows that writers, not . This is a perfect book for educators or just for anyone who loves to read. With The Short Story and Its Writer, it is impossible to be disappointed.

This is a perfect book for educators or just for anyone who loves to read.

Ann Charters, née Ann Ruth Danberg (born November 10, 1936) is a professor of American Literature at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. Charters was born on November 10, 1936 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She is a professor of American Literature at the University of Connecticut at Storrs and has been interested in Beat writers since 1956, when as an undergraduate English major at the University of California, Berkeley (.

In Literature and Its Writers, Ann and Samuel Charters complement a rich and varied selection of stories, poems, and plays with an unparalleled array of. Similar Free eBooks.

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. ― Rumi. The Portable Beat Reader. In Literature and Its Writers, Ann and Samuel Charters complement a rich and varied selection of stories, poems, and plays with an unparalleled array of.

The selection of stories is evidence of a generous sensibility, and the casebooks and statements about writing about writers are useful tools for helping students understand writers as purposeful effects-creators. Jonathan Gagas, Temple University. This is the only textbook I have every enjoyed.

Bluebeard - Short Story. 0Sivut : 2Vuosi : 18/19. 0. Summary - all definitions of lecture 1-10. 1Sivut : 3Vuosi : 14/15.

Introduction: Story and its writer. Conversation with Ann Charters, Grace Paley. Stories: Civil peace, Chinua Achebe. Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven, Sherman Alexie. Stories that define me: Making of a writer; Smooth talk: Short story into film, Joyce Carol Oates. Alpha company, Tim O'Brien.

Great book.
  • Goltigor
First, get the complete edition, the real one, not a compact version. The instructor's version, if you can get it. Second, get ready for the best selection of short stories out there, period. I just hope she keeps it updated. This is a wonderful book, containing works by a plethora of major authors, from Hawthorne to Chandler and everyone in between.

Especially noteworthy are the stories included by authors known more for their novels than short stories (like Tolstoy, Melville, and Faulkner). And good, quality editions of these stories, with interesting introductory prefaces.

This is also a book containing diverse writings, which I appreciate: Marquez alongside Poe, Poe alongside Oates, Oates alongside Updike, Updike alongside Malamud. Not just your typical mainstream writers, but writers you might not be as familiar with as (for example) Hemingway, but are just as (if not more) important/influential.

It contains more than three dozen short stories, few of which will fail to enthrall. Personally, I have yet to find a better collection of short fiction, leading me to adduce that one may not exist.

The introductions to the stories are well worth the price of admission in and of themselves, in my opinion. And then there are essays at the end the book, about the writing of short fiction, most of which you will find hard to locate elsewhere. But here they are, all the various voices, and all in one place? I love it.

Some of the best short stories ever written are in this volume: Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado," Tolstoy's "The Death of Ivan Ilych," Kafka's "The Metamorphosis," etc. Any one of which would be well worth the price of the book. But lesser known stories (but no less affecting ones) are included as well, like Joyce Carol Oates's timelessly creepy "Where are You Going, Where Have You Been." That one will mess you up for the rest of your life.

In short, if there's a better book for short stories for the same price out there? I haven't found it. This is my ultimate go-to, and I don't expect that to change. Hope for many, many more editions.
  • GoodLike
This is a text book that you should value your entire life. It has brief bios of ALL the writers you may or should know - and then a sample or two of their short stories. I am working my way through it page by page and learning about writers I skipped over for years thinking I would never like their writing. Wrong. I have found many I should have read years ago. ALL of the writing is excellent, and the commentary about the writer or writing is
an interesting viewpoint in many cases. I have it by my bed for a tasty sample to color my dreams.
  • Use_Death
This was a great textbook in my English class.It definitely consists of good stories.Added to that,one will really learn a lot of about different styles of writing by different writers.
  • Unde
This is a great resource for writers (and is also enjoyable for readers since it is a great collection of short stories). I particularly appreciated the information about the authors and their writing experiences.
  • lubov
Every volume of The Story and Its Writer are wonderful additions to our collection. We will continue to buy these books
  • GEL
Great book with some of the greats.

Very much a tool for writers, but also enjoyable for anyone wanting to pick up some fiction and read delicious stories.
I like how there's commentary in the back to supplement the stories (often written by other famous writers). Very well organized, very nicely done.
  • Musical Aura Island
Most of the stories were a great introduction to this genre, but the book went too far in filling the pages with unworthy stories. Needed a better editor
If you add this book to your cart thinking you're buying an anthology of short stories, you're not. Contrary to the other reviews on this page, this book is not an anthology of short stories, but just the author's brief commentaries on those stories. I've tried to correct this error and get a refund from Amazon and Daily Deals (the seller I unfortunately chose) but have just been given the brush off. So be forewarned: this book is NOT an anthology of short stories as described on this webpage.