Other Fables. New York: Everyman’s Library, 1971. Besides offering a well translated Aesop’s tales,
this book gives a good historical background to the writer and his world.
. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, Co., 1982.
Good reference for showing students the most current short stories of today. Though they may not be the “best” they are definitely considered good by modern day critics.
. Whit Burnett, ed., New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1971.
Selection of stories written by black and white authors which deal with significant dramatical experiences in their life.
. New York: Bonanza Books, 1965.
A collection of short stories and folklore about
people in colonial times.
. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1982.
Presents techniques, effects, and background to modern science fiction. Most interesting is its discussion of the effect of Edgar Allan Poe on contemporary science fiction.
. Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press, 1973.
Collection of Grimms’ folk tales and some interesting information on their beginnings.
. New York: Bantam Books, 1976. Integrates observing, reading, and discussing with the
purpose of increasing ability in writing.
. David Thorburn, ed., New York: Harcourt Brace Johanovich Inc., 1971.
Collection of short stories by greats: Hawthorne, Joyce, Porter, Camus, Tolstoy, etc., divided into three section or themes: initiation, outsiders, and love.
K-13: A Handbook
. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin Co., 1968.
Step by step framework for student centered activities and interdisciplinary methods.
. Charles E. May, ed., Ohio: Ohio University Press, 1978.
Collection of essays, unique in and of themselves, on theorectical practical perspectives on form. Poe, Bader, etc.
New York: W.W. Norton, 1979. Simply written discussion of the elements of a story and how to write well.
Stewig, John Warren.
. New York: Hathorne Book, Inc.,
Shows how to use literature to stimulate children’s writing. Deals with elements of a short story.
The American Short
. Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Pr-ess, 1973.
Excellent reference for background on technique, autobiographical sketches of great short story writers and examples of their use of the elements in a short story.
. Susan Cahill, ed., New York: Mentor Books, 1975. An anthology of 26 women writers from Kate Chopin to Alice Walker. Good selections and all have biographical sketches.
. Denys Val Baker, ed., New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1979. Collection of stories from women writers including Woolk, Vita Sacksville West, Mansfield , McCaulay, and others.