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Doubletakes: Pairs of Contemporary Short Stories / Edition 1

Doubletakes: Pairs of Contemporary Short Stories / Edition 1

by T. C. Boyle, K. Kvashay-BoyleT. C. Boyle
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Selected by celebrated author and professor T. Coraghessan Boyle, DOUBLETAKES: PAIRS OF CONTEMPORARY SHORT STORIES gives readers the opportunity to enjoy the works of today's literary lights through close reading and analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780155060814
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 09/26/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 700
Product dimensions: 5.54(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.95(d)

About the Author

The prize-winning novelist and short story writer T.C. Boyle is notable for fiction that is at once socially engaged and also rich in humor. He won the Pen/Faulkner Award for his third novel World’s End, a sweeping novel set in the Hudson Valley. Named one of the Top 10 Books of 2015, The Harder They Come explores a legacy of violence among an aging Vietnam Vet and his son. Boyle’s shorter fiction appears regularly in The New Yorker and other major magazines.


Santa Barbara California

Date of Birth:

December 2, 1948

Place of Birth:

Peekskill, New York


B.A. in music, State University of New York at Potsdam, 1970; Ph.D. in literature, Iowa University, 1977

Table of Contents

ANN BEATTIE: The Burning House. The Four-Night Fight. AIMEE BENDER: The Rememberer. Quiet Please. JORGE LUIS BORGES: Pierre Menard, Author of Don Quixote. Funes the Memorious. T. CORAGHESSAN BOYLE: She Wasn't Soft. Greasy Lake. ITALO CALVINO: Spring: 1. Mushrooms in the City. Summer: 2. Park Bench Vacation. Autumn: 3. The Municipal Pigeon. Winter: 4. The City Lost in Snow. EMILY CARTER: East on Houston. Parachute Silk. RAYMOND CARVER: The Bath. A Small, Good Thing Put Yourself in My Shoes. JOHN CHEEVER: Goodbye My Brother. The Five-Forty-Eight. ROBERT COOVER: The Convention. The Brother. ROALD DAHL: Dip in the Pool. Taste. LYDIA DAVIS: Almost No Memory. St. Martin. JUNOT DIAZ: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl or Halfie. LOUISE ERDRICH: Saint Marike. The Red Convertible. RICHARD FORD: Rock Springs. Great Falls. MARY GAITSKILL: Secretary. A Romantic Weekend. GABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ: A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings. The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World. ELLEN GILCHRIST: Rich. In the Land of Dreamy Dreams. AMY HEMPEL: In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson is Buried. Beg, Sl Tog, Inc, Cont, Rep. ISABEL HUGGAN: Celia Behind Me. Sorrows of the Flesh. DENIS JOHNSON: Car Crash While Hitchhiking. Beverly Home. JAMAICA KINKAID: Poor Visitor. Figures in the Distance. LEONARD MICHAELS: Murderers. In the Fifties. LORRIE MOORE: People Like That Are the Only People Here: Canonical Babbling in Peed Onk. How to Become a Writer. JOYCE CAROL OATES: Tick. The Abduction. TIM O'BRIEN: The Things They Carried. Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong. FLANNERY O'CONNOR: A Good Man is Hard to Find. Good Country People. ANNIE PROULX: The Half-Skinned Steer. Brokeback Mountain. STACEY RICHTER: The Beauty Treatment. My Date With Satan. GEORGE SAUNDERS: The Barber's Unhappiness. I Can't Speak! DAVID FOSTER WALLACE: Forever Overhead. Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, #20,19-26, New Haven, CT. JOHN EDGAR WIDEMAN: Presents. Doc's Story. TOBIAS WOLFF: Powder. Bullet in the Brain.

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