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Short Story Authors
Transcript of Short Story Authors
Lived in Oxford, MS
Worked as postmaster
Wrote about life in small Mississippi towns
"Rose for Emily" (1931) Edgar Allan Poe 1809-1849
Born in Boston
Joined the army and published poetry at the age of 18
Mysterious death on Baltimore street in October of 1849
"The Tell-Tale Heart" (1843) Raymond Carver 1938-1988
Lived most of early years in Yakima, Washington
Worked as a custodian for a stint because he couldn't make much money as a writer
Quit drinking in 1977
Died of lung cancer
"Cathedral" 1983 Kate Chopin 1851-1904
Raised by aristocratic Creoles in Louisiana
Heavily influence by French writers
Wrote about women's sexuality and was ridiculed and censored until 1960s
"The Storm" 1898 Kurt Vonnegut Jr. 1922-2007
Born in Indianapolis
Served in U.S. Army
Captured by German troops and held as POW
Wrote science fiction
"Harrison Bergeron" 1961 Shirley Jackson Born in San Francisco in 1916
Wrote "The Lottery" in 1948
Wrote a novel entitled The Haunting of Hill House
Died at age 48 due to heart failure