Download Free Representative Short Story Cycles of the Twentieth Century PDF by Forrest L. Ingram Full Book and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 1971-01-01 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download Free The United Stories of America PDF by Rolf Lundén Full Book and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2022-06-08 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book discusses the American short story composite, or short story cycle, a neglected form of writing consisting of autonomous stories interlocking into a whole. The critical work done on this genre has so far focused on the closural strategies of the composites, on how unity is accomplished in these texts. This study takes into consideration, to a greater degree than earlier criticism, the short story composite as an open work, emphasizing the tension between the independent stories and the unified work, between the discontinuity and fragmentation, on the one hand, and the totalizing strategies, on the other. The discussion of the genre is illustrated with references to numerous American short story composites.
Download Free The Columbia Companion to the Twentieth-Century American Short Story PDF by Blanche H. Gelfant Full Book and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2004-04-21 with total page 952 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Download Free Sixteen Modern American Authors PDF by Jackson R. Bryer Full Book and published by Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press. This book was released on 1990 with total page 810 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides brief updated portraits of eminent poets, novelists, and playwrights, accompanied by summaries of recent critical scholarship and data on the manuscripts, editions, and bibliographies of their works
Download Free The Contemporary American Short-Story Cycle PDF by James Nagel Full Book and published by LSU Press. This book was released on 2004-04-01 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Download Free Twentieth-Century American Fiction in Circulation PDF by Matthew James Vechinski Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-10-17 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Twentieth-Century American Fiction in Circulation is a study of the twentieth-century linked story collection in the United States. It emphasizes how the fictional form grew out of an established publishing model—individual stories printed in magazines, revised and expanded into single-author volumes that resemble novels—which creates multiple contexts for the reception of this literature. By acknowledging the prior appearance of stories in periodicals, the book examines textual variants and the role of editorial emendation, drawing on archival records (drafts and correspondence) whenever possible. It also considers how the pages of magazines create a context for the reception of short stories that differs significantly from that of the single-author book. The chapters explore how short stories, appearing separately then linked together, excel at representing the discontinuity of modern American life; convey the multifaceted identity of a character across episodes; mimic the qualities of oral storytelling; and illustrate struggles of belonging within and across communities. The book explains the appearance and prevalence of these narrative strategies at particular cultural moments in the evolution of the American magazine, examining a range of periodicals such as The Masses, Saturday Evening Post, Partisan Review, Esquire, and Ladies’ Home Journal. The primary linked story collections studied are Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio (1919), William Faulkner’s The Unvanquished (1938), Mary McCarthy’s The Company She Keeps (1942), John Barth’s Lost in the Funhouse (1968), and Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club (1988).
Download Free American Short Story Cycle PDF by Jennifer J. Smith Full Book and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2017-11-22 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The American Short Story Cycle shows the roots of modernism and postmodernism winds through the short story cycle. Reviewers ranging from the The New York Times to Amazon do not know what to call books like Jennifer Egan?s A Visit from the Goon Squad or Jhumpa Lahiri?s Unaccustomed Earth. Why do such popular and acclaimed books spark debates about what they are and how they should be read? The American Short Story Cycle provides a history of this genre that has been hiding in plain sight. Dating back to the early nineteenth century and proliferating to the present, the short story cycle has been wildly popular both in the US and around the world. Stories in a cycle, which can be read singly but mean more together, reflect the individualism and pluralism that shape modern experience. This book gives a name and theory to the genre that has fostered the aesthetics of fragmentation and recurrence that characterize fiction today.
Download Free Figuren des Globalen PDF by Christian Moser Full Book and published by V&R unipress GmbH. This book was released on 2014 with total page 746 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dieser Band umreisst das innovative Feld einer komparatistischen, literatur- und kulturwissenschaftlichen Globalisierungsforschung. Welchen Beitrag konnen Literatur, Kunst und Medien fur die Herausbildung eines globalen Imaginaren leisten? Was sind das fur Bilder, Narrative, Tropen und Figuren, die eine Vorstellung von der Einheit der Welt vermitteln? Gemeinsamer Ausgangspunkt der Beitrage ist die Annahme, dass Literatur und Kunste nicht bloss eine gegebene Welt abbilden, sondern an der diskursiven Herstellung von Welt(en) beteiligt sind. Ziel des Bandes ist, die Bestandteile des globalen Imaginaren sowie die verschiedenen Modi der literarischen Weltdarstellung und Weltherstellung in ihrer historischen Bandbreite zu untersuchen. Spezifisch literarische Formen des Weltbezugs werden dabei mit der Konstruktion globaler Zusammenhange in anderen kunstlerischen Medien in Zusammenhang gebracht. Besondere Aufmerksamkeit gilt den Wechselwirkungen zwischen literarisch-kunstlerischen Weltkonstruktionen und den sozialen, okonomischen und politischen Globalisierungsprozessen. Nicht zuletzt werden deren Konsequenzen fur die literatur- und kulturwissenschaftliche Begriffsbildung - etwa: aktuelle Revisionen des Konzepts der Weltliteratur - reflektiert.
Download Free Constructing Coherence in the British Short Story Cycle PDF by Patrick Gill Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-05-11 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first major collection of essays on the contemporary British short story cycle, this volume offers in-depth explorations of the genre by comparing its strategies for creating coherence with those of the novel and the short story collection, inquiring after the ties that bind individual short stories into a cycle. A section on theory approaches the form from the point of view of genre theory, cognitive literary studies, and book studies. It is followed by investigations of hitherto neglected aspects of the generic tradition of the British short story cycle and how they relate to the contemporary outlook of the form. Readings of individual contemporary cycles, illustrating the form’s multifaceted uses from the presentation of sexual identities to politics and trauma, make up the third and most substantial part of the volume, placing its focus squarely on the past decades. Unique in its combination of a focus on the literary traditions, politics and markets of the UK with a thorough examination of the genre’s manifold formal and thematic potentials, the volume explores what is at the heart of the short story cycle as a literary form: the constant negotiation between unity and separateness, collective and individual, of coherence and autonomy.
Download Free Communities in Contemporary Anglophone Caribbean Short Stories PDF by Lucy Evans Full Book and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2019-10-16 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores representations of community in Anglophone Caribbean short story collections and cycles of the late twentieth and early twenty-first century.
Download Free Edinburgh Companion to the Short Story in English PDF by Paul Delaney Full Book and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2018-11-27 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection explores the history and development of the anglophone short story since the beginning of the nineteenth century.
Download Free A Companion to the American Short Story PDF by Alfred Bendixen Full Book and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2020-08-24 with total page 536 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download Free A Reader's Companion to the Short Story in English PDF by Erin Fallon Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-10-31 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Download Free The Classic Short Story, 1870-1925 PDF by Florence Goyet Full Book and published by Open Book Publishers. This book was released on 2014-01-13 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The ability to construct a nuanced narrative or complex character in the constrained form of the short story has sometimes been seen as the ultimate test of an author's creativity. Yet during the time when the short story was at its most popular - the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries - even the greatest writers followed strict generic conventions that were far from subtle. This expanded and updated translation of Florence Goyet's influential La Nouvelle, 1870-1925: Description d'un genre à son apogée (Paris, 1993) is the only study to focus exclusively on this classic period across different continents. Ranging through French, English, Italian, Russian and Japanese writing - particularly the stories of Guy de Maupassant, Henry James, Giovanni Verga, Anton Chekhov and Akutagawa Ry?nosuke - Goyet shows that these authors were able to create brilliant and successful short stories using the very simple 'tools of brevity' of that period. In this challenging and far-reaching study, Goyet looks at classic short stories in the context in which they were read at the time: cheap newspapers and higher-end periodicals. She demonstrates that, despite the apparent intention of these stories to question bourgeois ideals, they mostly affirmed the prejudices of their readers. In doing so, her book forces us to re-think our preconceptions about this 'forgotten' genre.
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