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The Oxford book of modern women's stories, edited by Patricia Craig

Label
The Oxford book of modern women's stories
Title
The Oxford book of modern women's stories
Statement of responsibility
edited by Patricia Craig
Title variation
Modern women's stories
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Some of the greatest short stories of the twentieth century have been written by women, yet they are consistently under represented in fiction anthologies. The Oxford Book of Modern Women's Stories aims to redress the balance by bringing together some of the best women's writing from such acclaimed practitioners as Katherine Mansfield and Edith Wharton and more recent work from exciting and innovative authors such as Bharati Mukherjee, Alice Munro and Anjana Appachana. Along the way you will find humour, passion, eccentricity, forcefulness, elan, intellectual vigour, subversion - indeed, every kind of literary expertise from ironic detachment to full-blooded engagement with the issues raised. Every one of the authors represented here has her own, perfectly realized, individual angle of vision, whether it's the zestfulness of Angela Carter, the breathtaking evocations of Eudora Welty, the quirkiness of Paley, or the pungency of Flannery O'Connor. These are writers engaging with many different genres, including the fairy tale, ghost stories, and historical fiction, as well as domestic drama and more abstract introspection. There are examples here of English decorum and American verve - and vice versa - indeed, such an abundance of entertainment and enrichment that no reader will fail to be amused, enthralled, intrigued, or invigorated."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR1309.W7
LC item number
O9 1994
Literary form
novels
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Craig, Patricia
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  • Short stories, English
  • Short stories, Commonwealth (English)
  • Short stories, American
  • American fiction
  • English fiction
  • Women
Label
The Oxford book of modern women's stories, edited by Patricia Craig
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Paul's Case/
  • Willa Cather
  • p. 1
  • Afterward/
  • Edith Wharton
  • p. 18
  • Hear the Nightingale Sing/
  • Caroline Gordon
  • p. 43
  • Je ne parle pas francais/
  • Katherine Mansfield
  • p. 54
  • Miss de Mannering of Asham/
  • F. M. Mayor
  • p. 77
  • That Tree/
  • Katherine Anne Porter
  • p. 97
  • Look at All Those Roses/
  • Elizabeth Bowen
  • p. 109
  • In a Winter Landscape/
  • Olivia Manning
  • p. 118
  • Legacy/
  • Virginia Woolf
  • p. 132
  • First Love/
  • Eudora Welty
  • p. 138
  • Is There a Life beyond the Gravy?/
  • Stevie Smith
  • p. 153
  • Yonder Peasant, Who Is He?/
  • Mary McCarthy
  • p. 166
  • Which New Era Would That Be?/
  • Nadine Gordimer
  • p. 178
  • Day Mr Prescott Died/
  • Sylvia Plath
  • p. 190
  • Day Stalin Died/
  • Doris Lessing
  • p. 197
  • Blush/
  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • p. 207
  • Interest in Life/
  • Grace Paley
  • p. 213
  • Uno 1945/
  • Christina Stead
  • p. 226
  • Rehabilitation of Ginevra Leake/
  • Hortense Calisher
  • p. 242
  • Tea Time of Stouthearted Ladies/
  • Jean Stafford
  • p. 255
  • House of the Famous Poet/
  • Muriel Spark
  • p. 265
  • Good Country People/
  • Flannery O'Connor
  • p. 273
  • Heathy Landscape with Dormouse/
  • Sylvia Townsend Warner
  • p. 290
  • Irish Revel/
  • Edna O'Brien
  • p. 303
  • Butterfly and the Traffic Light/
  • Cynthia Ozick
  • p. 320
  • Scenes of Passion and Despair/
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • p. 328
  • Something to Tell the Girls/
  • Jane Gardam
  • p. 338
  • Star and Two Girls/
  • Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
  • p. 350
  • Overture and Beginners Please/
  • Jean Rhys
  • p. 370
  • Hair Jewellery/
  • Margaret Atwood
  • p. 379
  • Puss-in-Boots/
  • Angela Carter
  • p. 393
  • Terrors of Basket Weaving/
  • Patricia Highsmith
  • p. 409
  • Play Reading/
  • Elizabeth Jolley
  • p. 419
  • In the Great War/
  • Fay Weldon
  • p. 422
  • Victory Over Japan/
  • Ellen Gilchrist
  • p. 433
  • On the Day that E. M. Forster Died/
  • A. S. Byatt
  • p. 442
  • Wife's Story/
  • Bharati Mukherjee
  • p. 456
  • Pair of Tickets/
  • Amy Tan
  • p. 468
  • Meneseteung/
  • Alice Munro
  • p. 485
  • Prophecy/
  • Anjana Appachana
  • p. 503
  • Biographical Notes.
  • p. 517
  • Acknowledgements.
  • p. 521
Control code
10000031110
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 522 p.
Isbn
9780192142320
Lccn
94000657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The Oxford book of modern women's stories, edited by Patricia Craig
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Paul's Case/
  • Willa Cather
  • p. 1
  • Afterward/
  • Edith Wharton
  • p. 18
  • Hear the Nightingale Sing/
  • Caroline Gordon
  • p. 43
  • Je ne parle pas francais/
  • Katherine Mansfield
  • p. 54
  • Miss de Mannering of Asham/
  • F. M. Mayor
  • p. 77
  • That Tree/
  • Katherine Anne Porter
  • p. 97
  • Look at All Those Roses/
  • Elizabeth Bowen
  • p. 109
  • In a Winter Landscape/
  • Olivia Manning
  • p. 118
  • Legacy/
  • Virginia Woolf
  • p. 132
  • First Love/
  • Eudora Welty
  • p. 138
  • Is There a Life beyond the Gravy?/
  • Stevie Smith
  • p. 153
  • Yonder Peasant, Who Is He?/
  • Mary McCarthy
  • p. 166
  • Which New Era Would That Be?/
  • Nadine Gordimer
  • p. 178
  • Day Mr Prescott Died/
  • Sylvia Plath
  • p. 190
  • Day Stalin Died/
  • Doris Lessing
  • p. 197
  • Blush/
  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • p. 207
  • Interest in Life/
  • Grace Paley
  • p. 213
  • Uno 1945/
  • Christina Stead
  • p. 226
  • Rehabilitation of Ginevra Leake/
  • Hortense Calisher
  • p. 242
  • Tea Time of Stouthearted Ladies/
  • Jean Stafford
  • p. 255
  • House of the Famous Poet/
  • Muriel Spark
  • p. 265
  • Good Country People/
  • Flannery O'Connor
  • p. 273
  • Heathy Landscape with Dormouse/
  • Sylvia Townsend Warner
  • p. 290
  • Irish Revel/
  • Edna O'Brien
  • p. 303
  • Butterfly and the Traffic Light/
  • Cynthia Ozick
  • p. 320
  • Scenes of Passion and Despair/
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • p. 328
  • Something to Tell the Girls/
  • Jane Gardam
  • p. 338
  • Star and Two Girls/
  • Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
  • p. 350
  • Overture and Beginners Please/
  • Jean Rhys
  • p. 370
  • Hair Jewellery/
  • Margaret Atwood
  • p. 379
  • Puss-in-Boots/
  • Angela Carter
  • p. 393
  • Terrors of Basket Weaving/
  • Patricia Highsmith
  • p. 409
  • Play Reading/
  • Elizabeth Jolley
  • p. 419
  • In the Great War/
  • Fay Weldon
  • p. 422
  • Victory Over Japan/
  • Ellen Gilchrist
  • p. 433
  • On the Day that E. M. Forster Died/
  • A. S. Byatt
  • p. 442
  • Wife's Story/
  • Bharati Mukherjee
  • p. 456
  • Pair of Tickets/
  • Amy Tan
  • p. 468
  • Meneseteung/
  • Alice Munro
  • p. 485
  • Prophecy/
  • Anjana Appachana
  • p. 503
  • Biographical Notes.
  • p. 517
  • Acknowledgements.
  • p. 521
Control code
10000031110
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 522 p.
Isbn
9780192142320
Lccn
94000657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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