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short stories

We’re here to help unpack the themes, motifs, and main ideas behind some of the greatest work of short fiction, to help you understand the stories of Faulkner, Hemingway, O’Connor, and more. Our study guides are available online and in book form at barnesandnoble.com.

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A&P

By: John Updike

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Cathedral

By: Raymond Carver

Chekhov Stories

By: Anton Chekhov

A Clean, Well-Lighted Place

By: Ernest Hemingway

Continuity of Parks

By: Julio Cortázar

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A Death in the Woods

By: Sherwood Anderson

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Franny and Zooey

By: J. D. Salinger

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Girl

By: Jamaica Kincaid

A Good Man Is Hard to Find

By: Flannery O’Connor

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Harrison Bergeron

By: Kurt Vonnegut

Hills Like White Elephants

By: Ernest Hemingway

A Hunger Artist

By: Franz Kafka

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Interpreter of Maladies

By: Jhumpa Lahiri

I Stand Here Ironing

By: Tillie Olsen

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The Jilting of Granny Weatherall

By: Katherine Ann Porter

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The Lottery

By: Shirley Jackson

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The Necklace

By: Guy de Maupassant

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Shiloh

By: Bobbie Ann Mason

Sonny’s Blues

By: James Baldwin

Super-Frog Saves Tokyo

By: Haruki Murakami

The Swimmer

By: John Cheever

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The Things They Carried

By: Tim O’Brien

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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

By: Gabriel García Márquez

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Why I Live at the P.O.

By: Eudora Welty

Winter Dreams

By: F. Scott Fitzgerald

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