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The short story : an introduction

Author: Paul March-Russell
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An introduction to the history, culture, aesthetics and economics of the short story. The book pays attention to experimental, postcolonial and popular fiction alongside developments in Anglo-American, Hispanic and European literature.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
March-Russell, Paul.
Short story.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)649084069
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul March-Russell
ISBN: 9780748627745 074862774X 9780748627738 0748627731
OCLC Number: 286519597
Description: ix, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Origins: from folk-tale to art-tale --
Riddles, hoaxes and conundrums --
Memory, modernity and orality --
Poe, O. Henry and the well-made story --
Economies of scale: the short story in England --
Brought to book: the anthology and its uses --
Between the lines: dissidence and the short story --
Enclosed readings: the short story and the academy --
Modernism and the short story --
The short story cycle --
Character parts: identity in the short story --
Localities: centres and margins --
Tales of the city --
Romance and the fragment --
Ghost stories and other hauntings --
Popular short fictions --
The experimental text --
Postmodernism and the short story --
Minimalism/dirty realism/hyperrealism --
Voyages out: the postcolonial short story.
Responsibility: Paul March-Russell.

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