. Retold by Ann McGovern. New York: Scholastic Book Services, 1963.
A very appropriate retelling of Aesop for young students.
The Fables of Aesop
. Walter L. Parker, ed. New York: Little & Ives, 1931.
One of the many fine collections of the ancient teller of fables and promoter of wisdom.
The Poetics of Space
. Translated by Maria Jolas. Boston: Beacon Press, 1969.
A work by the famous French phenomenologist. Although intended to aid in the study of poetry, it can be applied to all modes of literature. Essential for understanding the phenomenological point of view.
Franco, Anthony and Gorman, Benjamin A. “VIEW: Visual Inquiry/Experience in Writing.”’ New Haven: Yale-New Haven Teachers’ Institute, 1980.
A teaching unit recommended to those interested in the teaching of writing. The unit reflects a view of teaching totally opposite to the present unit.
Loban, Walter, et al, ed.
Teaching Language and Literature
. New York: Harcourt, Brace, & World, Inc., 1969.
Useful for several key chapters expounding upon the appreciation of literature and an extensive bibliography of short stories.
Palmer, Richard E.
. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 1969.
A work that is central to this unit as well as a key to any study of literature. I heartily recommend Chapter 1. “‘Introduction”, Chapter 13. “Toward Reopening the Question: What is Interpretation?” and Chapter 14. “Thirty Theses on Interpretation” to anyone interested in using this unit or understanding hermeneutics.
Story and Structure
. New York: Harcourt, Brace, & World, Inc., 1966.
A solid cookbook of traditional terminology and definitions used in the study of short fiction. Perrine presents the terminology and reinforces understanding with a selection of appropriate stories.