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American Short Story: Volume 1

American Short Story: Volume 1

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Written by Calvin SkaggsAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Calvin Skaggs

  • Format: Paperback, 400 pages
  • Publisher: Dell
  • On Sale: April 15, 1979
  • Price: $7.99
  • ISBN: 978-0-440-30294-0 (0-440-30294-3)
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The stories collected here were chosen for adaptation and inclusion in a series of films sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. These two superb collections of short fiction bring together the works of America's master writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Complete with insightful commentary on the author and the work by an established scholar, both volumes also demonstrate through interviews, script excerpts, and photographs how the story was transformed into an acclaimed film drama. Comprehensive and scholarly, these stories offer a broad vision of the creative process through many prisms–that of the author, critic, scriptwriter, actor, and director. These volumes are rich and alive with the experience of great American art.

Foreword by Robert Geller; Introduction by Calvin Skaggs; “Parker Adderson, Philosopher” by Ambrose Bierce, Film scenes by Arthur Barron, “On Ambrose Bierce...” by Alfred Kazin; “The Blue Hotel” by Stephen Crane, Film scenes by H. M. Petrakis, Interview with Jan Kadar, “On Stephen Crane...” by Alfred Kazin; “The Jolly Corner” by Henry James, Film scenes by Arthur Barron, “On Henry James...” by Henry Nash Smith; “I’m a Fool” by Sherwood Anderson, Film scene by Ron Cowen, “On Sherwood Anderson...” by Jordan Pecile; “Bernice Bobs Her Hair” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Screenplay by Joan Micklin Silver, Interview with Joan Micklin Silver, “On F. Scott Fitzgerald...” by Matthew Bruccoli; “Soldier’s Home” by Ernest Hemingway, Screenplay by Robert Geller, “On Ernest Hemingway...” by Earl Rovit; “Almos’ a Man” by Richard Wright, Film scene by Leslie Lee, “On Richard Wright...” by Fred Stocking; “The Displaced Person” by Flannery O’Connor, Film scenes by Horton Foote, Interview with Horton Foote, “On Flannery O’Connor...” by James M. Cox; “The Music School” by John Updike, Screenplay by John Korty, “On John Updike...” by Joyce Markle