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The culture and commerce of the American short story

Author: Andrew Levy
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Series: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture, 68.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume presents an account of the birth and development of the American short story from the time of Poe. It describes how America built the short story as an image of itself and continues to use the genre as a locale within the realm of art where American political ideals can be rehearsed, debated and turned into literary forms.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Levy
ISBN: 9780521060172 0521060176
OCLC Number: 237884224
Notes: Originally published: 1993.
Description: pages.
Contents: List of illustrations; Preface; Introduction; 1. Poe's magazine; 2. The land of definition; 3. Edith Wharton: the muse's strategy; 4. Handbooks and workshops: a brief history of the creative writing 'revolution'; 5. Back home again: Bobbie Ann Mason's 'Shiloh'; Postscript: Iowa city; Notes; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture, 68.
Responsibility: Andrew Levy.

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