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The Cambridge Introduction To The Short Story In English

Author : Adrian Hunter
ISBN : 9781139466042
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The short story has become an increasingly important genre since the mid-nineteenth century. Complementing The Cambridge Introduction to the American Short Story, this book examines the development of the short story in Britain and other English-language literatures. It considers issues of form and style alongside - and often as part of - a broader discussion of publishing history and the cultural contexts in which the short story has flourished and continues to flourish. In its structure the book provides a chronological survey of the form, usefully grouping writers to show the development of the genre over time. Starting with Dickens and Kipling, the chapters cover key authors from the past two centuries and up to the present day. The focus on form, literary history, and cultural context, together with the highlighting of the greatest short stories and their authors, make this a stimulating and informative overview for all students of English literature.
Category: Literary Criticism

Short Story An Introduction

Author : Paul March-Russell
ISBN : 9780748632145
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This new general introduction emphasises the importance of the short story to an understanding of modern fiction.In twenty succinct chapters, the study paints a complete portrait of the short story - its history, culture, aesthetics and economics. European innovators such as Chekhov, Flaubert and Kafka are compared to Irish, New Zealand and British practitioners such as Joyce, Mansfield and Carter as well as writers in the American tradition, from Hawthorne and Poe to Barthelme and Carver.Fresh attention is paid to experimental, postcolonial and popular fiction alongside developments in Anglo-American, Hispanic and European literature. Critical approaches to the short story are debated and reassessed, while discussion of the short story is related to contemporary critical theory. In what promises to be essential reading for students and academics, the study sets out to prove that the short story remains vital to the emerging culture of the twenty-first century.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Short Story

Author : Wilfred Stone
ISBN : 0070616930
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A chronologically organized anthology of short stories analysing the genre from two points of reference: the story as an art form, and the story as an event in cultural change. The selections in this work include samples of the genre in its various stages of development, from pre-story forms to conventional stories.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


Author : Jane Bachman Gordon
ISBN : 0844259071
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A textbook anthology of classic and contemporary short stories which introduces the following elements of fiction: plot, setting, character, point of view, theme, style, and a casebook.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Short Story

Author : Valerie Shaw
ISBN : 9781317872771
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Throughout this text, Valerie Shaw addresses two key questions: 'What are the special satisfactions afforded by reading short stories?' and 'How are these satisfactions derived from each story's literary techniques and narrative strategies?'. She then attempts to answer these questions by drawing on stories from different periods and countries - by authors who were also great novelists, like Henry James, Flaubert, Kafka and D.H. Lawrence; by authors who specifically dedicated themselves to the art of the short story, like Kipling, Chekhov and Katherine Mansfield; by contemporary practitioners like Angela Carter and Jorge Luis Borges; and by unfairly neglected writers like Sarah Orne Jewett and Joel Chandler Harris.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Introduction To The American Short Story

Author : Martin Scofield
ISBN : 9781139457651
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This wide-ranging introduction to the short story tradition in the United States of America traces the genre from its beginnings in the early nineteenth century with Irving, Hawthorne and Poe via Fitzgerald, Hemingway and Faulkner to O'Connor and Carver. The major writers in the genre are covered in depth with a general view of their work and detailed discussion of a number of examples of individual stories. The Cambridge Introduction to the American Short Story offers a comprehensive and accessible guide to this rich literary tradition. It will be invaluable to students and readers looking for critical approaches to the short story and wishing to deepen their understanding of how authors have approached and developed this fascinating and challenging genre. Further reading suggestions are included to explore the subject in more depth. This is an invaluable overview for all students and readers of American fiction.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Story And Its Writer

Author : Ann Charters
ISBN : 0312034695
Genre : Short stories
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In its sixth edition, the most widely adopted anthology of its kind continues to offer an exceptional array of stories, writer commentaries, and editorial features to help students read, think, and write about short fiction.
Category: Short stories

The Story And Its Writer Compact

Author : Ann Charters
ISBN : 9781457693298
Genre : Literary Collections
File Size : 89.26 MB
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Suitable for a variety of courses, the compact edition of Ann Charters’ bestselling The Story and Its Writer (now in print or e-book formats) offers about half the stories and commentaries of the full edition, with all of its highly- praised editorial features. No one has a better sense than Ann Charters of which stories work most effectively in the classroom and instructors look forward to every new edition of her anthology to see what her constant search for new fiction and neglected classics will turn up. Further, Charters knows that writers, not editors, have the most interesting and useful things to say about the making and the meaning of fiction, so to complement the stories, she offers her signature innovation: an array of the writers’ own commentaries on the craft and traditions of storytelling. For in-depth, illustrated studies of particular writers or genres, her Casebooks provide unparalleled opportunities for discussion and writing. The new ninth edition features many very recent stories and commentaries by up-and-coming writers, a new Casebook on the important genre of Magical Realism, and expanded coverage of close reading.
Category: Literary Collections

African Short Stories

Author : Chinua Achebe
ISBN : 0435905368
Genre : Literary Collections
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A selection of the best African stories written between 1960 and 1985.
Category: Literary Collections

An Introduction To The Detective Story

Author : LeRoy Panek
ISBN : 0879723785
Genre : Fiction
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This book is a no-apologies introduction to Detective Fiction. It's written in an aggressive, modern English well-suited to a genre which has traditionally broken ground in terms of aggressive writing, contemporary scenarios, and tough dialogue.
Category: Fiction