The Columbia Companion To The Twentieth Century American Short Story

The Columbia Companion To The Twentieth Century American Short Story

The Columbia Companion To The Twentieth Century American Short Story

Esteemed critic Blanche Gelfant's brilliant companion gathers together lucid essays on major writers and themes by some of the best literary critics in the United States. Part 1 is comprised of articles on stories that share a particular theme, such as "Working Class Stories" or "Gay and Lesbian Stories." The heart of the book, however, lies in Part 2, which contains more than one hundred pieces on individual writers and their work, including Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Richard Ford, Raymond Carver, Eudora Welty, Andre Debus, Zora Neal Hurston, Anne Beattie, Bharati Mukherjee, J. D. Salinger, and Jamaica Kincaid, as well as engaging pieces on the promising new writers to come on the scene.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Blanche H. Gelfant
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2004-04-21
Total Pages : 952 Pages
ISBN : 9780231504959


Handbook Of The American Short Story

Handbook Of The American Short Story

The American short story has always been characterized by exciting aesthetic innovations and an immense range of topics. This handbook offers students and researchers a comprehensive introduction to the multifaceted genre with a special focus on recent developments due to the rise of new media. Part I provides systematic overviews of significant contexts ranging from historical-political backgrounds, short story theories developed by writers, print and digital culture, to current theoretical approaches and canon formation. Part II consists of 35 paired readings of representative short stories by eminent authors, charting major steps in the evolution of the American short story from its beginnings as an art form in the early nineteenth century up to the digital age. The handbook examines historically, methodologically, and theoretically the coming together of the enduring narrative practice of compression and concision in American literature. It offers fresh and original readings relevant to studying the American short story and shows how the genre performs American culture.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Erik Redling
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release : 2022-01-19
Total Pages : 712 Pages
ISBN : 9783110587647


A Reader S Companion To The Short Story In English

A Reader S Companion To The Short Story In English

Although the short story has existed in various forms for centuries, it has particularly flourished during the last hundred years. Reader's Companion to the Short Story in English includes alphabetically-arranged entries for 50 English-language short story writers from around the world. Most of these writers have been active since 1960, and they reflect a wide range of experiences and perspectives in their works. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and includes biography, a review of existing criticism, a lengthier analysis of specific works, and a selected bibliography of primary and secondary sources. The volume begins with a detailed introduction to the short story genre and concludes with an annotated bibliography of major works on short story theory.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Erin Fallon
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-10-31
Total Pages : 464 Pages
ISBN : 9781135976224


Richard Wright

Richard Wright

African-American writer Richard Wright (1908–1960) was celebrated during the early 1940s for his searing autobiography (Black Boy) and fiction (Native Son). By 1947 he felt so unwelcome in his homeland that he exiled himself and his family in Paris. But his writings changed American culture forever, and today they are mainstays of literature and composition classes. He and his works are also the subjects of numerous critical essays and commentaries by contemporary writers. This volume presents a comprehensive annotated bibliography of those essays, books, and articles from 1983 through 2003. Arranged alphabetically by author within years are some 8,320 entries ranging from unpublished dissertations to book-length studies of African American literature and literary criticism. Also included as an appendix are addenda to the author’s earlier bibliography covering the years from 1934 through 1982. This is the exhaustive reference for serious students of Richard Wright and his critics.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Keneth Kinnamon
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2014-11-04
Total Pages : 499 Pages
ISBN : 9781476609126


The American Short Story Handbook

The American Short Story Handbook

This is a concise yet comprehensive treatment of the American short story that includes an historical overview of the topic as well as discussion of notable American authors and individual stories, from Benjamin Franklin’s “The Speech of Miss Polly Baker” in 1747 to “The Joy Luck Club”. Includes a selection of writers chosen not only for their contributions of individual stories but for bodies of work that advanced the boundaries of short fiction, including Washington Irving, Sarah Orne Jewett, Stephen Crane, Jamaica Kincaid, and Tim O’Brien Addresses the ways in which American oral storytelling and other narrative traditions were integral to the formation and flourishing of the short story genre Written in accessible and engaging prose for students at all levels by a renowned literary scholar to illuminate an important genre that has received short shrift in scholarly literature of the last century Includes a glossary defining the most common terms used in literary history and in critical discussions of fiction, and a bibliography of works for further study

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : James Nagel
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2015-02-23
Total Pages : 324 Pages
ISBN : 9780470655412


Teaching The Short Story

Teaching The Short Story

The short story is moving from relative neglect to a central position in the curriculum; as a teaching tool, it offers students a route into many complex areas, including critical theory, gender studies, postcolonialism and genre. This book offers a practical guide to the short story in the classroom, covering all these fields and more.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : A. Cox
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2011-04-05
Total Pages : 204 Pages
ISBN : 9780230316591


The Contemporary American Short Story Cycle

The Contemporary American Short Story Cycle

James Nagel offers the first systematic history and definition of the short-story cycle as exemplified in contemporary American fiction, bringing attention to the format's wide appeal among various ethnic groups. He examines in detail eight recent manifestations of the genre, all praised by critics while uniformly misidentified as novels. Nagel proposes that the short-story cycle, with its concentric as opposed to linear plot development possibilities, lends itself particularly well to exploring themes of ethnic assimilation, which mirror some of the major issues facing American society today.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : James Nagel
Publisher : LSU Press
Release : 2004-04-01
Total Pages : 312 Pages
ISBN : 0807129615


Senior High School Library Catalog

Senior High School Library Catalog

Each vol. is divided into 2 parts 1st-7th ed.: Dictionary catalog and Classified catalog; 8th-9th ed. have 3rd. part: Directory of publishers.

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Genre : Best books
Author : H.W. Wilson Company
Publisher :
Release : 2002
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015054026037


The Best Books For Academic Libraries

The Best Books For Academic Libraries

Books recommended for undergraduate and college libraries listed by Library of Congress Classification Numbers.

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Genre : Reference
Author :
Publisher : Best Books
Release : 2002
Total Pages : 8000 Pages
ISBN : PSU:000049826531


Bibliographic Index

Bibliographic Index

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Genre : Bibliographical literature
Author :
Publisher :
Release : 2002
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015079882307