Worlds of Fiction

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Roberta Rubenstein, Charles R. Larson
Prentice Hall, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 972 pages
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This unique anthology of 129 short stories encompasses both Western and non-western writing and includes a diverse representation of ethnic voices from within the United States as well as less-frequently-anthologized stories by well-known writers and a substantial number of selections by women. It includes both classic and contemporary stories that reflect thematic, aesthetic, and cultural variety: diversity of styles, subjects and points of view as well as diversity of cultural, historical, and gender perspectives. Headnotes and questions for each story provide contextual enhancement and guidelines for critical thinking and reflection.Includes stories from the United States, Canada, Nigeria, Ghana, Japan, Chile, Lebanon, England, Russia, Germany, Argentina, Italy, Algeria, France, Poland, Denmark, Senegal, China, Mexico, Colombia, South Africa, Iceland, Australia, Ireland, Czechoslovakia, Palestinian, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Antigua, Sweden, Rhodesia, Singapore, Egypt, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Barbados, Korea, India, Costa Rica, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Israel, Uruguay, Cuba, Guatemala, Peru, Ivory Coast, Turkey, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh.For anyone interested in the short story, both Western and non-western.

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User Review  - Meredith Links - Goodreads

I had to read this for my world cultural literature class. Some of the stories were good and others were not so much. It was interesting to see what other cultures value and decide to write about ... Read full review

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User Review  - Megsimps - Goodreads

A great collection of stories about all things life from around the world. Eye opening and interesting, stories range in length. Read full review


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Roberta Rubenstein is Professor of Literature at American Univesity and author of "The Novelistic Vision of Doris Lessing: Breaking the Forms of Consciousness" and "Boundaries of the Self: Gender, Culture, Fiction."

Charles R. Larson is Professor of Literature at The American University.

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