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Short Story Masterpieces American Women Writers by Clarence C. Strowbridge

Short Story Masterpieces

American Women Writers by Clarence C. Strowbridge

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Fourteen short works of fiction by noteworthy American women authors offer entrancing tales of redemption, betrayal, tradition, and rebellion. Dating from the nineteenth to twenty-first centuries, these narratives range in mood from Heat, Joyce CarolMoreFourteen short works of fiction by noteworthy American women authors offer entrancing tales of redemption, betrayal, tradition, and rebellion. Dating from the nineteenth to twenty-first centuries, these narratives range in mood from Heat, Joyce Carol Oatess chilling tale of murder, to Why I Live at the P.O., Eudora Weltys comic monologue in the Southern Gothic tradition.Other contributors include Flannery OConnor, Kate Chopin, and Edna Ferber as well as lesser-known, newly rediscovered writers. Edith Wharton examines the issue of divorce and remarriage in The Other Two, and Willa Cather explores life among Greenwich Village artists at the turn of the twentieth century in Coming, Aphrodite! Stories with modern settings include Alice Walkers Everyday Use, an insightful look at the role of heritage in African-American culture, and Louise Erdrichs The Shawl, a meditation on memory and the transformation of old stories into new ones. Together, the tales offer a revealing panorama of perspectives on womens ongoing struggles for dignity and self-sufficiency.