The New Short Story Theories
By (author) Charles E. May
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New Short Story Theories by Charles E. May
Book DescriptionThe first edition of May's Short Story Theories (1976) opened with an essay entitled "The Short Story: An Underrated Art." Almost two decades later, the short story suffers no such slight. Publishers and critics have become increasingly interested in the form, which has enjoyed a renaissance led by such writers as Raymond Carver, Tobias Wolff, Ann Beattie, Bobbie Ann Mason, and Mary Robison. An important part of this revival of interest, Short Story Theories has continued to attract a strong and loyal audience among students and teachers. The New Short Story Theories includes a few basic pieces from the earlier volume-Poe's Hawthorne review, Brander Matthew's extension and formalization of Poe's theories, and essays by Randall Jarrell, Elizabeth Bowen, and Nadine Gordimer-but most of the essays are new to the collection.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780821410875
(230mm x 153mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Ohio University Press
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jul-1994
Country of Publication: United States
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This title reaches back to Boccaccio and Cervantes to find the short story's roots, then focuses on the 19th century, when the short story began in what we recognize as its modern form. It then moves on to the 20th century discussing important writers identifying important trends an movements.
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