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Nagel, James

The American Short Story Handbook

Nagel, James - The American Short Story Handbook, ebook

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This is a concise yet comprehensive treatment of the American short story that includes an historical overview of the topic as well as discussion of notable American authors and individual stories, from Benjamin Franklin’s “The Speech of Miss Polly Baker” in 1747 to “The Joy Luck Club”.

  • Includes a selection of writers chosen not only for their contributions of individual stories but for bodies of work that advanced the boundaries of short fiction, including Washington Irving, Sarah Orne Jewett, Stephen Crane, Jamaica Kincaid, and Tim O’Brien
  • Addresses the ways in which American oral storytelling and other narrative traditions were integral to the formation and flourishing of the short story genre
  • Written in accessible and engaging prose for students at all levels by a renowned literary scholar to illuminate an important genre that has received short shrift in scholarly literature of the last century
  • Includes a glossary defining the most common terms used in literary history and in critical discussions of fiction, and a bibliography of works for further study

Keywords:

American fiction, American story, US short stories, Washington Irving, Hawthorne, Poe, Melville, Twain, Henry James, O Henry, Sarah Orne Jewett, Stephen Crane, Jamaica Kincaid, Jack London, Willa Cather, Hemingway, Steinbeck, Faulkner, Tim O’Brien, Cask of Amontillado, Yellow Wallpaper, Benjamin Franklin, The Speech of Miss Polly Baker, Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club, American oral storytelling, Blackwell Literature Handbooks

, American Literature, American Studies, American Literature, American Studies
Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2015
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Wiley Blackwell Literature Handbooks
Page amount
328 pages
Category
Litterary Studies
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781118902134
Printed ISBN
9780470655429

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