This balanced collection of 51 stories from the 1820s to today exposes students to classic authors who've shaped America's literary history—Poe, Hemingway, and Faulkner—as well as modern greats, including Alice Walker, Joyce Carol Oates, and Sherman Alexie.
The Author’s Style
Reader’s gain insight into literary elements and techniques used by each author to convey meaning through:
- Plot and characterization
- Tone, voice, and mood
- Stylistic traditions—social realism, internal monologue
- Literary techniques—irony and humor
- Use of language—lyrical, minimalistic, colorful, energetic