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The tales we tell : perspectives on the short story

Author: Barbara Lounsberry
Publisher: Westport, Conn : Greenwood Press, 1998
Series: Contributions to the study of world literature, 88
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Short story critics are viewing the short story from the perspective of genre, history, cultural studies and even cognitive science. An exploration of short fiction, this volume brings together the opinions, theories and research of short story writers, theorists and critics.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Lounsberry
ISBN: 0313303967 9780313303968
OCLC Number: 473707771
Description: 231 s
Contents: Introduction by Susan Lohafer A Novel Perspective: "It's a Short Story" by John Barth Form and the Short Story How Minimal Is Minimalism? by Ewing Campbell Social Critique and Story Technique in the Fiction of Raymond Carver by Hilary Siebert Picturing Ann Beattie by Susan Jaret McKinstry The One and the Many: Canadian Short Story Cycles by Gerald Lynch History and Place The Origins and Art of the Short Story by Joyce Carol Oates They All Laughed When I Sat Down to Write: Chaucer, Jokes, and the Short Story by Barry Sanders Southern Women Reconstruct the South: Limit as Aesthetic in the Short Story by Barbra C. Ewell The Place of (and Place in) the Anglophone African Short Story by Roger Berger Generic Variations on a Colonial topos by Ian Reid Roles and Genres Breaking Down the Boundaries: "A Conversation with Leslie Marmon Silko" Poe's Legacy: The Story Writer as Editor and Critic by Ann Charters "Stories with Real Names": Narrative Journalism and History by Gay Talese Story in the Narrative Essay by Mary Swander Hemingway's "Indian Camp": Story into Film by H. R. Stoneback An Unfilmable Conclusion: Joyce Carol Oates at the Movies by Brenda O. Daly Cognition and the Short Story Storying in Hyperspace: "Linkages" by Robert Coover HyperStory: Teaching Short Fiction with Computers by Charles May Interdisciplinary Thoughts on Cognitive Science by Susan Lohafer A Map of Psychological Approaches to Story Memory by Steven R. Yussen Short Story Structure and Affect: Evidence from Cognitive Psychology by William F. Brewer "Story Liking" and Moral Resolution by Paul E. Jose Deixis in Short Fiction: The Contribution of Deictic Shift Theory to Reader Experience of Literary Fiction by Erwin M. Segal The Future of the Short Story Telling It Again: "Ruminating with W. P. Kinsella" The Way We Write Now: The Reality of AIDS in Contemporary Short Fiction by Sharon Oard Warner The Future of the Short Story: A Tentative Approach by Claire Larriere Where Do We Go From Here?: The Future of the Short Story by Mary Rohrberger Speaking of Writing: "Spies With Music" by Barry Hannah Bibliography Contributors Index
Series Title: Contributions to the study of world literature, 88

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