Literature Quiz / HCHS Short Stories 2.5

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Narrated by Hazel Parker, known as Squeaky/she has to take care of her disabled elder brother in Harlem/gives up competitive running to help him train to runToni Cade Bambara
Yoshihide commissioned by Lord Horikawa to paint Buddhist hell/totures apprentices to paint suffering/wants lady burnt in carriage but it's his daughter/finishes & commits suicideRyƫnosuke Akutagawa
Young city girl Sylvia comes to live w/grandmother in country/meet ornithologist hunter seeking rare bird/she sees it/can't decide whether to tell him/discovers passion for countrySarah Orne Jewett
Rider a strong, large negro on McCaslin plantation buries his wife quickly when she dies/kills Birdsong at sawmill for cheating at dice/Isaac & Roth discuss 'spirit buck'William Faulkner
Isaac McCaslin is hunting w/Roth Edmonds/dark skinned woman w/baby comes to see Roth/Roth has given Ike money to give her to send her away/Ike reflects on sins of McCaslin familyWilliam Faulkner
1929 short story which first proposed the 6 Degrees of Separation conceptFrigyes Karinthy (Hungarian)
Narrated by young black girl named Sylvia in Harlem/Miss Moore takes poor children to Manhattan toy store to expose them to outside world/emphasis on social justice & black povertyToni Cade Bambara
Thomas Wilson leaves work in London/moves to Island of Capri in Italy/lives simply/sets up 25 yr annuity/tries to kill himself when $ runs out but fails/dies after 6 yrs of povertyW Somerset Maugham
Narrated by young black girl/African-American family's privacy is invaded by 2 white cameramen shooting a film about food stamps for the county/Grandaddy Cain smashes the cameraToni Cade Bambara
Lucas Beauchamp allows daughter to marry Wilkins b/c he frames him with distillery/Lucas finds gold coin & searches for treasure/black & white sides of McCaslin familyWilliam Faulkner
Shakyamuni looks thru lotus-pond in Paradise & sees Hell/Buddha gives Kandata (criminal) title object to climb out of Pool of Blood/breaks when he tells others it's his aloneRyƫnosuke Akutagawa

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