Handbook of the American Short StoryHandbook of the American Short Story



May, Charles. “The American Short Story in the Twenty-First Century.” Short Story Theories: A Twenty-First-Century Approach. Ed. Viorica Patea. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2021. 299–324. Moody, Nickianne, ed. Judging a Book by Its Cover: Fans, ...

Author: Erik Redling

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110587647

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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.

The American Short Story HandbookThe American Short Story Handbook



With a superb introduction, choice of stories, and scholarly support, Nagel's new volume will be the first choice for any reader. This is the definitive collection and handbook on the American short story.” — Jeanne Reesman, University ...

Author: James Nagel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470655429

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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

The Granta Book of the American Short StoryThe Granta Book of the American Short Story



The Granta Book of the American Short Story is a selection of the best works of American short fiction published in the last 50 years. -- Publisher details.

Author: Richard Ford

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ISBN: 184708978X

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Richard Ford, one of the finest American novelists and short-story writers, introduced the first Granta Book of the American Short Story, which Granta Books published in 1992. It became the definitive anthology of American short fiction written in the last half of the twentieth century. In the fourteen years since, Ford has been reading new stories and rereading old ones and selecting new favourites. This new collection, again of more than forty writers, expands Ford's original choice to include stories that he regretted overlooking first time around as well as many by a new generation of writers, among them Sherman Alexie, Junot Diaz, Deborah Eisenberg, Nell Freudenberg, Matt Klam, Jhumpa Lahiri and Z. Z. Packer. None of the stories (though a few of the writers) was in the first volume. Published to critical acclaim in hardback in 2007, this book is an essential companion volume to the first collection.

The Culture and Commerce of the American Short StoryThe Culture and Commerce of the American Short Story



... part catalyzed has become a hard fact of the genre.2 In this context , the short story handbook tradition seems worthy of reevaluation , both as a cultural phenomenon and as a significant chapter in the history of American fiction .

Author: Andrew Levy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521440572

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The Culture and Commerce of the Short Story is a cultural and historical account of the birth and development of the American short story from the time of Poe. It describes how America - through political movements, changes in education, magazine editorial policy and the work of certain individuals - built the short story as an image of itself and continues to use the genre as a locale within the realm of art where American political ideals can be rehearsed, debated and turned into literary forms. While the focus of this book is cultural, individual authors such as Edgar Allan Poe and Edith Wharton are examined as representative of the phenomenon. As part of its project, this book also contains a history of creative writing and the workshop dating back a century. Andrew Levy makes a strong case for the centrality of the short story as a form of art in American life and provides an explanation for the genre's resurgence and ongoing success.

The New Granta Book of the American Short StoryThe New Granta Book of the American Short Story



This collection features stories from over 40 writers including Sherman Alexie, Junot Diaz, Deborah Eisenberg, Nell Freudenberger, Matthew Klam, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Z.Z. Packer."

Author: Richard Ford

Publisher: Grove Press, Granta

ISBN: UOM:39015073893789

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This collection features stories from over 40 writers including Sherman Alexie, Junot Diaz, Deborah Eisenberg, Nell Freudenberger, Matthew Klam, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Z.Z. Packer."

The Palgrave Handbook of Twentieth and Twenty First Century Literature and ScienceThe Palgrave Handbook of Twentieth and Twenty First Century Literature and Science



She has just finished her first book, American Snobs: Transatlantic Novelists, Liberal Culture, and the Genteel Tradition (Edinburgh, 2021), and is co-editing a volume of short stories for the Cambridge Edition of the Complete Fiction ...

Author: Neel Ahuja

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030482442

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This handbook illustrates the evolution of literature and science, in collaboration and contestation, across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The essays it gathers question the charged rhetoric that pits science against the humanities while also demonstrating the ways in which the convergence of literary and scientific approaches strengthens cultural analyses of colonialism, race, sex, labor, state formation, and environmental destruction. The broad scope of this collection explores the shifting relations between literature and science that have shaped our own cultural moment, sometimes in ways that create a problematic hierarchy of knowledge and other times in ways that encourage fruitful interdisciplinary investigations, innovative modes of knowledge production, and politically charged calls for social justice. Across units focused on epistemologies, techniques and methods, ethics and politics, and forms and genres, the chapters address problems ranging across epidemiology and global health, genomics and biotechnology, environmental and energy sciences, behaviorism and psychology, physics, and computational and surveillance technologies. Chapter 19 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short StoriesThe Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories



Variously funny, frightening, poignant, and exhilarating, these collected stories displays the best American writers at the peak of their powers and the national narrative at its most eloquent, truthful, and inventive.

Author: Tobias Wolff

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780679745136

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Variously funny, frightening, poignant, and exhilarating, these collected stories displays the best American writers at the peak of their powers and the national narrative at its most eloquent, truthful, and inventive. The thirty-three stories in this volume prove that American short fiction maybe be our most distinctive national art form. As selected and introduced by Tobias Wolff, they also make up an alternate map of the United States that represents not just geography but narrative traditions, cultural heritage, and divergent approaches. Contributors and stories include: Mary Gaitskill, "A Romantic Weekend"; Andre Dubus, "The Fat Girl"; Tim O'Brien, "The Things They Carried"; Raymond Carver, "Cathedral"; Joyce Carol Oates, "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"; Mona Simpson, "Lawns"; Ann Beattie, "A Vintage Thunderbird"; Jamaica Kincaid, "Girl"; Stuart Dybek, "Chopin in Water"; Ron Hansen, "Wickedness"; Denis Johnson, "Emergency"; Edward P. Jones, "The First Day"; John L'Heureux, "Departures"; Ralph Lombreglia, "Men Under Water"; Robert Olmstead, "Cody's Story"; Jayne Anne Phillips, "Home"; Susan Power, "Moonwalk"; Amy Tan, "Rules of the Game"; Stephanie Vaughn, "Dog Heaven"; Joy Williams, "Train"; Dorothy Allison, "River of Names"; Richard Bausch, "All The Way in Flagstaff, Arizona"; and more.

Discovering Fiction Level 1 Student s BookDiscovering Fiction Level 1 Student s Book



North American short stories enhance students' reading skills, language learning, and enjoyment of literature.

Author: Judith Kay

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107652224

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North American short stories enhance students' reading skills, language learning, and enjoyment of literature. Discovering Fiction, Second Edition, Student's Book 1 presents stories with universal appeal to engage students and make them think critically. Among the authors included are O. Henry, William Saroyan, Gwendolyn Brooks, Isaac Asimov, and Sandra Cisneros. Extensive pre-reading activities capture students' interest. Post-reading activities check their comprehension, increase their knowledge of grammar and vocabulary, and provide thought-provoking discussion and writing assignments. Literary term explanations and tasks enhance students' appreciation of literature.

The Penguin Book of American Short StoriesThe Penguin Book of American Short Stories



This collection contains 21 stories from the literature of America, and includes stories by Edgar Allan Poe, Henry James and Ernest Hemingway.

Author: James Cochrane

Publisher: ePenguin

ISBN: UCAL:B2850777

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This collection contains 21 stories from the literature of America, and includes stories by Edgar Allan Poe, Henry James and Ernest Hemingway.