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The realist short story of the powerful glimpse : Chekhov to Carver

Author: Kerry McSweeney
Publisher: Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Taking an aesthetic approach to the genre of realist short fiction, Kerry McSweeney clusters the work of five masters - Anton Chekhov, James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Flannery O'Connor, and Raymond Carver - to offer a poetics of the form for students and scholars. At the center of this argument is the notion that the realist short story is a glimpse - powerful and tightly focused - into a world that the writer must  Read more...
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Named Person: Anton Chekov; James Joyce; Ernest Hemingway; Flannery O'Connor; Raymond Carver
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kerry McSweeney
ISBN: 9781570036958 1570036950
OCLC Number: 77504757
Description: xii, 136 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Aesthetic readings of Chekhov's stories --
Joyce's "Stories of my childhood" and cultural studies --
Affects in Hemingway's Nick Adams sequence --
O'Connor's Christian realism --
Carver's dark view of things.
Responsibility: Kerry McSweeney.
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"Taking an aesthetic approach to the genre of realist short fiction, Kerry McSweeney clusters the work of five masters - Anton Chekhov, James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Flannery O'Connor, and Raymond Carver - to offer a poetics of the form for students and scholars. At the center of this argument is the notion that the realist short story is a glimpse - powerful and tightly focused - into a world that the writer must precisely craft and in which the reader must fully invest."--BOOK JACKET.

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