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The long and short of it : from aphorism to novel

Author: Gary Saul Morson
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2012.
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This book explores the family of very short literary genres-- aphorisms, witticisms, wise sayings, and other short forms, from the perspective of their world views and the devices that express them.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Morson, Gary Saul, 1948-
Long and short of it.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011039934
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Saul Morson
ISBN: 9780804781893 0804781893
OCLC Number: 787844585
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 273 pages)
Contents: Genre and brevity --
Apothegms --
Witticism and witlessism --
Wisdom and counter-wisdom --
Two kinds of trial --
Prosaic apothegms --
Conclusion : the great conversation.
Responsibility: Gary Saul Morson.

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In clear and witty writing, Morson offers first serious study of the many kinds of aphorisms, their relation to longer works, and the philosophical wisdom they offer.  Read more...

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