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The Cambridge introduction to the American short story

Author: Martin Scofield
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2006.
Series: Cambridge introductions to literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This wide-ranging introduction to the short story tradition in the United States traces the genre from its beginnings in the early nineteenth century with Irving, Hawthorne and Poe, via Fitzgerald,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Kurzgeschichte
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Scofield
ISBN: 0521533813 0521826438 9780521826433 9780521533812
OCLC Number: 255495399
Notes: Literaturverz. S. 256 - 280.
Description: IX, 291 Seiten.
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. The short story as ironic myth: Washington Irving and William Austin; 3. Nathaniel Hawthorne; 4. Edgar Allan Poe; 5. Herman Melville; 6. New territories: Bret Harte and Mark Twain; 7. Realism, the grotesque and impressionism: Hamlin Garland, Ambrose Bierce and Stephen Crane; 8. Henry James; 9. Rebecca Harding Davis, Sarah Orne Jewett and Mary Wilkins Freeman; 10. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Kate Chopin, Willa Cather and Edith Wharton; 11. Growth, fragmentation, new aesthetics and new voices in the early twentieth century; 12. O. Henry and Jack London; 13. Sherwood Anderson; 14. Ernest Hemingway; 15. F. Scott Fitzgerald; 16. William Faulkner; 17. Katherine Anne Porter, Eudora Welty and Flannery O'Connor; 18. Charles Chesnutt, Richard Wright, James Baldwin and the African American short story to 1965; 19. Aspects of the American short story 1930-80; 20. Two traditions and the changing idea of the mainstream; 22. The postmodern short story in America; 22. Raymond Carver; 23. Epilogue: the contemporary American short story; Guide to further reading.
Series Title: Cambridge introductions to literature.
Responsibility: Martin Scofield.
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'... a pleasant and informative read ...' Revue Francaise d'Etudes Americaine 'Adrian Hunter's Cambridge Introduction to the Short Story in English tackles this ambitious task with deliberate Read more...

 
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