The manual addresses strategic interpretation of a work of fiction. The manual helps students enter an interpretive channel and enjoy original works of art with pleasure, joy, and a true understanding of language means that influence interpretation and direct humanistic work of connecting interpreted fiction with the world literary discourse. The author of the manual strongly believes that a trained reader opens new horizons and gets close to an ideal reader capable of interpreting fiction without distorting the authorial-individual world and capturing conceptualizations specific to individual idiostyles. The manual is the result of the author’s many years of experience teaching students how to read fiction knowledgably and with a careful attention to every word of a writer. The choice of short fiction meets these purposes in the best way possible. This manual may be used to master interpretation of short fiction by senior students at the departments of foreign languages and literature.