20th Century American Short Stories

Author: Jean A. McConochie

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 158

View: 254

Introduces students to American literature through unabridged, unsimplified stories written by a variety of American authors. Includes pre-and post-reading support, discussion and writing activities to help promote both reading and writing.

The Russian Twentieth-century Short Story

A Critical Companion

Author: Lyudmila Parts



Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 359

View: 678

"The Twentieth Century Russian Short Story" collects the most informative critical articles about some of the best 20th-century Russian short stories, by authors ranging from Chekhov and Bunin to Tolstaya and Pelevin. While each article focuses on a particular short story, collectively they elucidate the developments in each author's oeuvre.

The Black American Short Story in the 20th Century

A Collection of Critical Essays

Author: Peter Bruck

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 209

View: 405

This volume is a collection of essays on black short stories written between 1998 and 1976. It aims to say something about the black short story as a genre and the development of the racial situation in America as well. The primary aim is to introduce the reader to this long neglected genre of black fiction. In contrast to the black novel, the short story has hardly been given extensive criticism, let alone serious attention. The individual essays of this collection aim at presenting new points of critical orientation in the hope of reviving and fostering further discussions. They provide a variety of approaches, and a great diversity of critical points of view.

Asian American Short Story Writers

An A-to-Z Guide

Author: Nelson O'Ceallaigh Ritschel

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 359

View: 354

Looks a the life and works of forty-nine Asian American short story writers.

The Columbia Companion to the Twentieth-Century American Short Story

Author: Blanche H. Gelfant

Publisher: Columbia University Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 660

View: 977

This resource provides information on a popular literary genre - the 20th century American short story. It contains articles on stories that share a particular theme, and over 100 pieces on individual writers and their work. There are also articles on promising new writers entering the scene.

Great Spanish and Latin American Short Stories of the 20th Century/Grandes cuentos españoles y latinoamericanos del siglo XX: A Dual-Language Book

Author: Anna E. Hiller

Publisher: Courier Corporation


Category: Fiction

Page: 261

View: 400

Bilingual anthology offers geographic and cultural diversity with stories from Central America, South America, and Spain. Featured authors include Silvina Ocampo, Julio Ramón Ribeyro, Augusto Roa Bastos, and many others.

America and I

Short Stories by American Jewish Women Writers

Author: Joyce Antler

Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)


Category: Social Science

Page: 355

View: 534

A collection of stories deals with Jewish women and their experiences, such as remembering the Holocaust, coming to America, and visiting Israel

Mothers and Daughters in American Short Fiction

An Annotated Bibliography of Twentieth-century Women's Literature


Publisher: Greenwood


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 132

View: 560

This bibliography provides information on short stories that explore the mother-daughter relationship, analyzing approximately 250 stories written by American women in the 20th century.

The Stories of Fannie Hurst

Author: Fannie Hurst

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY


Category: Fiction

Page: 349

View: 384

A long overdue rediscovery of one of America's most prolific, important, and essential 20th century women writers.

Anton Chekhov

A Study of the Short Fiction

Author: Ronald L. Johnson

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 165

View: 921

Though long recognized as one of the founding fathers of the short story, it is perhaps the combined longevity and scope of Anton Chekhov's influence that is most astounding. The list of authors, many of them contemporary, who routinely cite Chekhov as a major influence in their own writing could almost read as a who's who in 20th-century English and American literature. Indeed, the seemingly casual story of an ordinary life, told with articulate delicacy and heightened mood and detail, populates not only Chekhov's canon but also that of the modern short story. His ability to provide for the reader a truly intimate feel for what is most telling - a vista, the weather, a conversation - has become the cornerstone of the form. Prevalent in the works of Katherine Mansfield, Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Carver, and Nadine Gordimer, among others, this distinctive style of writing is a testament to Chekhov's international influence. As with all the "greats" of literature, though, it is more than just style and structure that lives on: the motif of individual freedom, so prevalent in Chekhov's writing, is especially poignant today. In Anton Chekhov: A Study of the Short Fiction, Ronald L. Johnson follows the Russian master as he matures from a newspaper and magazine writer to becoming the "father" of the modern short story. In a chronological study of an astoundingly prolific career, Johnson examines a number of Chekhov stories in great detail, echoing the thorough attention to detail for which his subject was well known. In this comprehensive study, Johnson follows the development of what was to become the benchmark form of the short story, while also tracing the vitality and importance of the content of those stories. Johnson's study shows that Chekhov was more than just the father of a style, but was profoundly concerned with human rights and the search for a meaningful life.

Mexican-American folklore in the short stories of Jovita Gonzalez

Author: Olesya Franiel

Publisher: GRIN Verlag


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 17

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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,3, University of Duisburg-Essen, course: Mexican-American Literature, language: English, abstract: Jovita Gonzalez described the features and feelings of her folk in the beginning of the 20th century in her short folklore stories in the best way. She collected the folklore stories and later published them. But being one of the first female feminist authors, she gave to these stories her own female shade. She described the way of life of her folk from the side of women. That was one of the reasons, why she has been chosen as an example for this investigation. There are so many male authors who show the development of the Mexican-American relationships from their male view. And there have just been view female authors at the beginning of the 20th century. So this area has not been investigated enough and is up-to-date every time.

Gothic Short Stories

Author: David Blair

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions


Category: American fiction

Page: 244

View: 461

This collection contains works by such writers as Poe, Hawthorne, Gaskell, Dickens and M.R. James. It brings together stories from the earliest decades of Gothic writing with later 19th and early 20th century tales.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Short Fiction

From Ragtime to Swing Time

Author: Jade Broughton Adams

Publisher: EUP


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 654

By exploring Fitzgerald's fascination with the intertwined spheres of dance, music, theatre and film, this book demonstrates how Fitzgerald innovatively imported practices from other popular cultural media into his short stories, showing how jazz age culture served as more than mere period detail in his work.

Journeys Through American Literature

Author: Myra Shulman

Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 208

View: 161

The popular Journeys through American Literature has been split into two books to facilitate usefulness in high schools and shorter literature-based programs. Book 1 provides grounding in literary devices and styles, 19th century American short stories, and 19th and 20th century essays. Book 2 also provides an introduction to literary practices, but it continues with 19th and 20th century romantic poetry, the novel, and a special chapter on multicultural writers. The Instructor's Manual for the full edition may be used with the split editions.

Flying to America

45 More Stories

Author: Donald Barthelme

Publisher: Counterpoint Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 331

View: 713

Donald Barthelme was one of the most influential and inventive writers of the 20th century. In this volume of unpublished and previously uncollected stories, he transforms the absurd and strange into the real in his usual epiphanic, engaging, and richly textured style. The stories delve further into themes that often interested Barthelme: the perils of the unfulfilled existence; the relationships between politics, art, sex, and life; and the importance of continuing to ask questions even though we are unable to learn the answers. This collection will delight both old fans and new readers.

Companion to Literature

Facts on File Companion to the American Short Story

Author: Abby H. P. Werlock

Publisher: Infobase Publishing


Category: Short stories, American

Page: 842

View: 387

This encyclopedia features an informative introduction that surveys the history of the short story in the United States, interprets the current literary landscape, and points to new and future trends. --from publisher description.

An Across Walls Overview-study of Novels and Short Stories by Eighteen 20th Century English and American Authors

Author: Gillian Mary Hanson

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 169

View: 785

Paired writers examined include: Carson McCullers and Susan Hill; Walker Percy and Alan Sillitoe; Flannery O'Connor and Beryl Bainbridge; Ann Tyler and Anthony Burgess; Elizabeth Spencer and Melvyn Bragg; Wendell Berry and Jane Gardam; Eudora Welty and Elizabeth Troop; Bobby Ann Mason and Pat Barker; Doris Betts and Sue Townsend.

50 Writers

An Anthology of 20th Century Russian Short Stories

Author: Valentina G. Brougher



Category: Fiction

Page: 788

View: 106

The largest, most comprehensive anthology of its kind, this volume brings together significant, representative stories from every decade of the 20th century. It includes the prose of officially recognized writers and dissidents, both well-known and neglected or forgotten, plus new authors from the end of the 20th century. The selections reflect the various literary trends and approaches to depicting reality in the 20th century: traditional realism, modernism, socialist realism, and post-modernism. Taken as a whole, the stories capture every major aspect of Russian life, history and culture in the 20th century. The rich array of themes and styles will be of tremendous interest to students and readers who want to learn about Russia through the engaging genre of the short story.