Teaching the Short Story: A Guide to Using Stories from Around the World

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Bonnie H. Neumann, Helen M. McDonnell
National Council of Teachers of English, Jan 1, 1996 - Fiction - 301 pages
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An innovative and practical resource for teachers looking to move beyond English and American works, this book explores 175 highly teachable short stories from nearly 50 countries, highlighting the work of recognized authors from practically every continent, authors such as Chinua Achebe, Anita Desai, Nadine Gordimer, Milan Kundera, Isak Dinesen, Octavio Paz, Jorge Amado, and Yukio Mishima. The stories in the book were selected and annotated by experienced teachers, and include information about the author, a synopsis of the story, and comparisons to frequently anthologized stories and readily available literary and artistic works. Also provided are six practical indexes, including those that help teachers select short stories by title, country of origin, English-language source, comparison by themes, or comparison by literary devices. The final index, the cross-reference index, summarizes all the comparative material cited within the book, with the titles of annotated books appearing in capital letters. (NKA)

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