The Columbia Companion to the Twentieth-Century American Short Story
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Columbia Companion to the Twentieth-Century American Short Story by Blanche H. Gelfant
Book DescriptionEsteemed critic Blanche Gelfant's brilliant companion gathers together lucid essays on major writers and themes by some of the best literary critics in the United States. Part 1 is comprised of articles on stories that share a particular theme, such as "Working Class Stories" or "Gay and Lesbian Stories." The heart of the book, however, lies in Part 2, which contains more than one hundred pieces on individual writers and their work, including Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Richard Ford, Raymond Carver, Eudora Welty, Andre Debus, Zora Neal Hurston, Anne Beattie, Bharati Mukherjee, J. D. Salinger, and Jamaica Kincaid, as well as engaging pieces on the promising new writers to come on the scene.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780231110990
(241mm x 165mm x 38mm)
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 31-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Blanche H. Gelfant
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Blanche H. Gelfant's book Cross-Cultural Reckonings questions the applicability of postmodern theories to realistic texts.
Hungry Hearts, Paperback (November 1997)» View all books by Blanche H. Gelfant
These ten short stories record the tragedies and triumphs of life for a Jewish immigrant woman, growing up in poverty on New York's Lower East Side at the beginning of the 20th century.
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Author Biography - Blanche H. Gelfant
Blanche H. Gelfant is the author of The American City Novel, Women Writing in America: Voices in Collage, and Cross-Cultural Reckonings: A Triptych of Russian, American and Canadian Texts. For many years she was the Robert E. Maxwell Professor in the Arts and Sciences at Dartmouth. In recognition of her contributions as critic and scholar, the American Literature Division of the Modern Language Association has honored professor Gelfant with the Jay B. Hubbell Award for Lifetime Achievement in American Literary Studies.
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