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Sixteen short novels : an anthology

Author: Wilfrid Sheed
Publisher: New York : E.P. Dutton, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The short novel according to Wilfrid Sheed "is a form which the greatest masters find essential for certain effects." The masters are here in abundance, from Dostoevsky to Faulkner, Chekhov to Fowles, Mark Twain to Philip Roth. In his perspective critical introduction, Mr. Sheed explains why these stories had to be exactly this length and no longer, and what part they played in their authors' careers. Presenting a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sixteen short novels.
New York : E.P. Dutton, ©1985
(OCoLC)560304296
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wilfrid Sheed
ISBN: 0525243704 9780525243700
OCLC Number: 13051742
Description: xx, 1067 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Andrea / John O'Hara --
Old maid / Edith Wharton --
Tortilla flat / John Steinbeck --
Mario and the Magician / Thomas Mann --
Pudd'nhead Wilson / Mark Twain --
Ward no. 6 / Anton Chekhov --
Notes from underground / Fyodor Dostoevsky --
Fall / Albert Camus --
Old man / William Faulkner --
Youth / Joseph Conrad --
Lesson of the Master / Henry James --
My mortal enemy / Willa Cather --
Ghost writer / Philip Roth --
Ebony tower / John Fowles --
Catholics / Brian Moore --
Blacking Factory / Wilfrid Sheed.
Responsibility: selected and with an introduction by Wilfrid Sheed.

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The short novel according to Wilfrid Sheed "is a form which the greatest masters find essential for certain effects." The masters are here in abundance, from Dostoevsky to Faulkner, Chekhov to Fowles, Mark Twain to Philip Roth. In his perspective critical introduction, Mr. Sheed explains why these stories had to be exactly this length and no longer, and what part they played in their authors' careers. Presenting a splendid group of writers at their best, this volume perfectly illustrates Mr. Sheed's bravura defense of a literary form that offers "such drama as can be taken at one sitting- a scale that literature can hardly afford to forfeit." -- publisher description.

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