The Art of Brevity

The Art of Brevity

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The Art of Brevity gathers fresh ideas about the theory and writing of short fiction from around the globe to produce an international, inclusive exploration of the steadily growing field of short story studies. Though Anglo-American scholars have served as the primary developers of contemporary short story theory since the field's inception in the 1960s, this volume adds the contributions of scholars living in other parts of the world. Such Anglo-American pioneers as Mary Rohrberger, Charles May, Susan Lohafer, and John Gerlach join with short fiction scholars at universities in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Canada to build academic bridges and expand the field, geographically as well as conceptually. Contributors to the volume weave together themes of time, space, compression, mystery, reader response, and narrative closure. They discuss writers as varied as Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Sarah Orne Jewett, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Ernest Hemingway, Mavis Gallant, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, and Robert Olen Butler. the nineteenth-century queer short story, and contemporary Danish short shorts.Excursions in Short Fiction Theory and Analysis Per Winther, Jakob Lothe, Hans H. Skei ... In the second half of her essay, Rohrberger reviews key issues in her own thinking about the form of the short story ... The title story of Alice Munroa#39;s collection, The Love of a Good Woman, provides an illustrative aquot;example of theanbsp;...

Title:The Art of Brevity
Author:Per Winther, Jakob Lothe, Hans H. Skei
Publisher:Univ of South Carolina Press - 2004-01


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