Fictions is an anthology of short fiction designed for college courses in which the short story and the novella are the principal subjects for discussion and writing. This collection of one hundred stories include some of the most memorable work of the world's classic and contemporary writers. Many of the selections are masterpieces that have fascinated students of literature fdor generations. Others, while less well known, possess similar virtues and may thus achieve a comparable position within our literary tradition. The collection includes many stories of new voices. The textbook also illustrates how the various steps in the writing process -- keeping a journal, brainstorming, restricting a topic, planning your essay and developing an outline, writing the first draft, and revising the first draft -- lead to a successful paper.
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Joseph F. Trimmer is the professor of English and director of The Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry at Ball State University. The author of numerous articles on literature, culture and literacy, Professor Trimmer's books include THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION: THE FIRST TWENTY-FIVE YEARS (1978), UNDERSTANDING OTHERS: CULTURAL AND CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES AND THE TEACHING OF LITERATURE (1992), and NARRATION AS KNOWLEDGE: TALES OF THE TEACHING LIFE (1997). Professor Trimmer has also worked on 20 documentary films for PBS including the six-part series, "Middletown" (1982). His textbooks include WRITING WITH A PURPOSE, 14th Edition (2004), THE RIVERSIDE READER 9th Edition (2008), and eFICTIONS (2002). Trimmer's A GUIDE TO MLA DOCUMENTATION, 9th Edition is a perennial bestseller and he has recently published A GUIDE TO APA DOCUMENTATION.
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Book Description Wadsworth Publishing, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110155039679