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Introduction to Literary Context: American Short Fiction

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A & P by John Updike

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce

The Bear by William Faulkner

Bluebeard's Egg and Other Stories by Margaret Atwood

The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

Cathedral by Raymond Carver

Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O’Connor

The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe

Girl by Jamaica Kincaid

Go Down, Moses by William Faulkner

The Gold-Bug by Edgar Allan Poe

A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor

Greasy Lake by T. Coraghessan Boyle

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Hop-Frog by Edgar Allan Poe

I Stand Here Ironing by Tillie Olsen

The Law of Life by Jack London

The Lesson by Toni Cade Bambara

The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe

The Minister's Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe

Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger

The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Open Boat by Stephen Crane

The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe

The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe

Runaway by Alice Munro

Sonny's Blues by James Baldwin

The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin

Sweat by Zora Neale Hurston

The Swimmer by John Cheever

The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

To Build A Fire by Jack London

Vegetable Love by Max Apple

What We Talk about When We Talk about Love by Raymond Carver

Where I’m Calling From by Raymond Carver

Why I Live at the P.O. by Eudora Welty

A Worn Path by Eudora Welty

Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne

You're Ugly, Too by Lorrie Moore