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A Companion to the American Short Story traces thedevelopment of this versatile literary genre over the past twocenturies. Written by leading critics in the field, and edited bytwo major scholars, it explores a wide range of writers, from EdgarAllen Poe and Edith Wharton, Kate Chopin, and Charles Chesnutt atthe end of the nineteenth century. In the twentieth thefocus is on such important Modern writers as Ernest Hemingway,William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Richard Wright beforemoving into the contemporary period with essays on Raymond Carver,Saul Bellow, and Denise Chávez.…mehr

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A Companion to the American Short Story traces thedevelopment of this versatile literary genre over the past twocenturies. Written by leading critics in the field, and edited bytwo major scholars, it explores a wide range of writers, from EdgarAllen Poe and Edith Wharton, Kate Chopin, and Charles Chesnutt atthe end of the nineteenth century. In the twentieth thefocus is on such important Modern writers as Ernest Hemingway,William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Richard Wright beforemoving into the contemporary period with essays on Raymond Carver,Saul Bellow, and Denise Chávez. Contributions with abroader focus address groups of multiethnic, Asian, and Jewishwriters. All the essays set the short story in context, focusing onthe interaction of cultural forces and aesthetic principles. The Companion takes account of cutting edge approaches toliterary studies and contributes to the ongoing redefinition of theAmerican canon, embracing genres such as ghost and detectivefiction, cycles of interrelated short fiction, and comic, socialand political stories. The volume also reflects the diversecommunities that have adopted this literary form and made it theirown, featuring entries on a variety of feminist and multiculturaltraditions. This volume presents an important new consideration ofthe role of the short story in the literary history of Americanliterature.

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  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 536
  • Erscheinungstermin: 28. Januar 2010
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781444319927
  • Artikelnr.: 37343127
Autorenporträt
Alfred Bendixen has taught at Princeton University, Texas A&M University, California State University - Los Angeles, and Barnard College. He is best known as the founder and Executive Director of the American Literature Association. His recent work focuses on the development of genre in a democratic society and includes The Cambridge Companion to American Travel Writing, co-edited with Judith Hamera (2009); A Companion to the American Novel, (Blackwell 2012); The Cambridge History of American Poetry, co-edited with Stephen Burt (2015); and The Centrality of Crime Fiction in American Literary Culture, co-edited with Olivia Carr Edenfield ( Routledge 2017). James Nagel is the Eidson Distinguished Professor of American Literature Emeritus at the University of Georgia. From 2012 to 2018 he served as Resident Scholar at Dartmouth College. Early in his career he founded the scholarly journal Studies in American Fiction and the widely influential series Critical Essays on American Literature. Among his twenty-four books are Stephen Crane and Literary Impressionism, Hemingway in Love and War (which was made into a Hollywood film directed by Lord Richard Attenborough), The Contemporary American Short-Story Cycle, and Race and Culture in New Orleans Stories. He has published some eighty articles in the field, and he has lectured on American literature in seventeen countries.
Inhaltsangabe
The Nineteenth Century

The Emergence and Development of the American Short Story

Poe and the American Short Story

A Guide to Melville's "Bartleby, the Scrivener"

Towards History and Beyond: Hawthorne and the American Short Story

Charles W. Chesnutt And the Fictions of a "New" America Mark Twain and the American Comic Short Story

New England Local-Color Literature: A Colonial Formation

Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Feminist Tradition of the American Short Story

The Short Stories of Edith Wharton

The Transition into the New Century

The Short Stories of Stephen Crane Kate Chopin Frank Norris and Jack London

From "Water Drops" to General Strikes: Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Short Fiction and Social Change

The Twentieth Century

The Twentieth Century: A Period of Innovation and Continuity

The Hemingway Story

William Faulkner's Short Stories

Katherine Anne Porter

Eudora Welty and the Short Story: Theory and Practice

The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald: Structure, Narrative Technique, Style

"The Look of the World": Richard Wright in Perspective

Small Planets: The Short Fiction of Saul Bellow

John Updike

Raymond Carver in the 21st Century

Multi-Ethnic Female Identity and Denise Chávez's

The Last of the Menu Girls Expansive Considerations

Landscape as Haven in American Women's Short Stories

The American Ghost Story

The Detective Story

The Asian American Short Story

The Jewish-American Story

The Multiethnic American Short Story

"Should I Stay or Should I Go?": American Restlessness and the Short Story Cycle