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Tradition and modernity in the African short story : an introduction to a literature in search of critics

Author: Fidelis Odun Balogun
Publisher: New York : Greenwood Press, 1991.
Series: Contributions in Afro-American and African studies, no. 141.
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This pioneering study offers first a general survey method and approach for close textual analysis, followed by discussions of two representative writers--Achebe, a traditional realist, and Taban lo  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Balogun, Fidelis Odun, 1946-
Tradition and modernity in the African short story.
New York : Greenwood Press, 1991
(OCoLC)645766080
Named Person: Chinua Achebe
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fidelis Odun Balogun
ISBN: 0313276374 9780313276378
OCLC Number: 22109046
Description: xvi, 195 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part I: A General Survey of African Short Stories --
1. The African Short Story: A Literature in Search of Critics --
2. A Thematic Survey of African Short Stories --
3. Linguistic of Irony in African Short Stories --
4. The Structure of Irony in African Short Stories --
Part II: Two Representative Writers, Two Artistic Trends --
5. Tradition and Modernity in the African Short Story: Achebe and lo Liyong --
6. Girls at War and Other Stories: A Study of the Failure of the Elites in Moral Leadership --
7. The Poetry of Irony in Girls at War and Other Stories --
8. "The Madman": A Poetic Realization of Irony --
9. Fixions: A Study to Origins --
10. Fixions: A Study in the Absurd --
11. The Uniformed Man: A Composed Short Story Cycle on the Theme of Violence --
12. The Uniformed Man: A Reconstructivist and Metafictional Parody of Modernism --
13. Conclusion: The Challenges of the African Short Story.
Series Title: Contributions in Afro-American and African studies, no. 141.
Responsibility: F. Odun Balogun.

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