The Columbia Companion to the Twentieth-Century American Short Story

The Columbia Companion to the Twentieth-Century American Short Story

Author: Blanche H. Gelfant

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231504959

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 952

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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.
Postmodern Approaches to the Short Story
Language: en
Pages: 156
Authors: Farhat Iftekharuddin, Joseph Boyden, Society for the Study of the Short Story, Joseph Longo, Mary Rohrberger
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Applies postmodern theory to short fiction, a genre usually subsumed by postmodernists under the category "prose fiction" or "narratology."
Short Story Theories
Language: en
Pages: 355
Authors: Viorica Patea
Categories: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09 - Publisher:

Short Story Theories: A Twenty-First-Century Perspective problematizes different aspects of the renewal and development of the short story. The aim of this collection is to explore the most recent theoretical issues raised by the short story as a genre and to offer theoretical and practical perspectives on the form. Centering
Speaking of the short story
Language: en
Pages: 253
Authors: Farhat Iftekharuddin
Categories: Authors, American
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Here twenty-one interviews (eighteen with contemporary writers and three with scholars of the short story) reveal the demanding and exhilarating requirements the short story imposes upon its practitioners. Although amateurs delight in writing stories, form proves to demand a master touch, like that of the interviewees.
The Postmodern Short Story
Language: en
Pages: 298
Authors: Farhat Iftekharuddin, Joseph Boyden, Mary Rohrberger, Jaie Claudet
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Demonstrates how postmodernism has affected stylistic and thematic characteristics of the short story genre.
The Columbia Companion to the Twentieth-Century American Short Story
Language: en
Pages: 952
Authors: Blanche H. Gelfant
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-04-21 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

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