The short story : a critical introduction

Valerie Shaw

Throughout this text, Valerie Shaw addresses two key questions: 'What are the special satisfactions afforded by reading short stories?' and 'How are these satisfactions derived from each story's literary techniques and narrative strategies?'. She then attempts to answer these questions by drawing on stories from different periods and countries - by authors who were also great novelists, like Henry James, Flaubert, Kafka and D.H. Lawrence; by authors who specifically dedicated themselves to the art of the short story, like Kipling, Chekhov and Katherine Mansfield; by contemporary practitioners like Angela Carter and Jorge Luis Borges; and by unfairly neglected writers like Sarah Orne Jewett and Joel Chandler Harris.

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  • Preface Acknowledgements 1. 'Only short stories': estimates and explanations 2. 'A wide margin for the wonderful': Robert Louis Stevenson 3. 'Artful' narration: from the sensation story to the scenic method 4. 'Artless' narration 5. 'Glanced at through a window': characterization 6. Places and communities 7. Subject-matter 8. 'The Splintering frame' Bibliography Index

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書名 The short story : a critical introduction
著作者等 Shaw, Valerie
出版元 Longman
刊行年月 1983
ページ数 ix, 294 p.
大きさ 22 cm
ISBN 0582486874
NCID BA01410533
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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