The American Short Story Handbook

The American Short Story Handbook

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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 Franklina€™s a€œThe Speech of Miss Polly Bakera€ in 1747 to a€œThe Joy Luck Cluba€. 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 Oa€™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 studyO. Henry wrote scores of other stories, of course, but nearly all of them follow either the sentimental pattern or that of the surprise ... In a gesture reminiscent of Les Miserables, Ben Price declares that he cannot recognize Jimmy, and he leaves town, allowing a ... Subsequently, he stopped by Madamea#39;s cafAc and left on the table a stack of curious papers, which she used to wallpaper a crack in the wall.

Title:The American Short Story Handbook
Author:James Nagel
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2014-12-08


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