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The American short story : a critical survey

Author: Arthur Voss
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1973.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Presents a critical survey of the American short story, its origins, its trends, and its creators. Surveys major authors.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Ernest Hemingway; William Faulkner; Bret Harte; Willa Cather; Edgar Allan Poe; Erskine Caldwell; Mark Twain; James T Farrell; Henry James; Jack London; O Henry; Stephen Crane; Wilbur Daniel Steele; John Steinbeck; Sherwood Anderson; Conrad Aiken; Washington Irving; Katherine Anne Porter; Eudora Welty; J D Salinger; Bernard Malamud; Flannery O'Connor; Conrad Aiken; Sherwood Anderson; Erskine Caldwell; Willa Cather; Stephen Crane; James T Farrell; William Faulkner; Bret Harte; Ernest Hemingway; O Henry; Washington Irving; Henry James; Jack London; Bernard Malamud; Flannery O'Connor; Edgar Allan Poe; Katherine Anne Porter; J D Salinger; Wilbur Daniel Steele; John Steinbeck; Mark Twain; Eudora Welty
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Voss
ISBN: 0806110708 9780806110707
OCLC Number: 631890
Description: xi, 399 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The beginnings of the American short story : Washington Irving --
Romance, allegory, and morality : Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville --
Terror, mystery, and ratiocination : Edgar Allen Poe --
Local color and Western humor : Bret Harte and Mark Twain --
The regional story in New England, the South, and the Middle West : Sarah Orne Jewett, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, George Washington Cable, Joel Chandler Harris, Thomas Nelson Page, Hamlin Garland, and others --
The rise of the journalistic short story : O. Henry and his predecessors --
The short story as fine art : Henry James --
The short story in transition : Stephen Crane, Jack London, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, and Theodore Dreiser --
The liberation of the short story : Sherwood Anderson --
Short-story writers of the 1920s : Wilbur Daniel Steele, Ring Lardner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Conrad Aiken, and Stephen Vincent Benét --
The discovery of a style : Ernest Hemingway --
Virtuoso storyteller : William Faulkner --
Social protest and other themes in the short story, 1930 to 1940 : Erskine Caldwell, James T. Farrell, John Steinbeck, William Saroyan, John O'Hara, Dorothy Parker, James Thurber, and Kay Boyle --
Symbolism and sensibility : Katherine Anne Porter --
The short story since 1940 : Eudora Welty, Mary McCarthy, Jean Stafford, J.F. Powers, J.D. Salinger, Bernard Malamud, and Flannery O'Connor --
Appendix: Other contemporary short story writers.
Responsibility: by Arthur Voss.

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Presents a critical survey of the American short story, its origins, its trends, and its creators. Surveys major authors.

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