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Tables of Contents for Bringing the Devil to His Knees
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Introduction
1
6
PART ONE / Techniques, Devices, and Strategies
In Defense of Omniscience
7
11
Richard Russo
I Know Myself Real Well. That's the Problem
18
13
Jim Shepard
Where's Iago?
31
14
Susan Neville
Finding a Voice in America
45
8
Steven Schwartz
Behind the Mask: Narrative Voice in Fiction
53
18
Chuck Wachtel
Weight in Fiction
71
6
Joan Silber
Chekhov and Form
77
14
Ehud Havazelet
``You're Really Something'': Inflection and the Breath of Life
91
15
Charles Baxter
Getting In and Getting Out: First Words on First (and Last) Words
106
17
Debra Spark
PART TWO / Maps and Legends
Dream, Memory, Story, and the Recovery of Narrative
123
15
Karen Brennan
Narrative Spandrels
138
10
Robert Boswell
The Scene Beast Is Hungry
148
14
C. J. Hribal
The Writer as Cartographer
162
18
Peter Turchi
``Mom's on the Roof'': The Usefulness of Jokes in Shaping Short Stories
180
17
Antonya Nelson
PART THREE / Facing Up to the Reader
Ruining a Story
197
12
Michael Martone
The Editor Comes Clean at Last (A Tale of One Rejection Letter and One Acceptance Letter to Stephen Crane)
209
11
Kevin McIlvoy
Literature and Democracy
220
15
Pablo Medina
Thinking about a Reader
235
10
Judith Grossman
How to Tell a True Story
245
10
Margot Livesey
Contributors
255