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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

A Clean, Well-Lighted Place

By: Ernest Hemingway

A Death in the Woods

By: Sherwood Anderson

A Good Man Is Hard to Find

By: Flannery O’Connor

A Hunger Artist

By: Franz Kafka

A Perfect Day for Bananafish

By: J. D. Salinger

A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

By: Gabriel García Márquez

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Babylon Revisited

By: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Brokeback Mountain

By: Annie Proulx

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Cathedral

By: Raymond Carver

Chekhov Stories

By: Anton Chekhov

Continuity of Parks

By: Julio Cortázar

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Franny and Zooey

By: J. D. Salinger

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Girl

By: Jamaica Kincaid

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Harrison Bergeron

By: Kurt Vonnegut

Hills Like White Elephants

By: Ernest Hemingway

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Interpreter of Maladies

By: Jhumpa Lahiri

I Stand Here Ironing

By: Tillie Olsen

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Odour of Chrysanthemums

By: D. H. Lawrence

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Shiloh

By: Bobbie Ann Mason

Sonny’s Blues

By: James Baldwin

Super-Frog Saves Tokyo

By: Haruki Murakami

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Why I Live at the P.O.

By: Eudora Welty

Winter Dreams

By: F. Scott Fitzgerald

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