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Author Hunter, Adrian, 1971-
Title The Cambridge introduction to the short story in English / Adrian Hunter.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Author Hunter, Adrian, 1971-
Series Cambridge introductions to literature
Cambridge introductions to literature.
Subject Short stories, English -- History and criticism.
Short stories, English -- English-speaking countries -- History and criticism.
Description 1 online resource (vii, 202 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-196) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Part I. The Nineteenth Century -- Introduction: Publishers, plots and prestige -- 1. Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy; 2. Rudyard Kipling and Joseph Conrad -- 3. The Yellow Book circle and the 1890s avant-garde -- Part II. The Modernist Short Story -- Introduction: 'Complete with missing parts' -- 4. James Joyce -- 5. Virginia Woolf -- 6. Katherine Mansfield -- 7. Samuel Beckett -- Part III. Post-Modernist Stories -- Introduction: Theories of form -- 8. Frank O'Connor and Sean O'Faolain -- 9. Elizabeth Bowen and V.S. Pritchett -- 10. Angela Carter and Ian McEwan -- Part IV. Post-colonial and Other Stories -- Introduction: A 'minor' literature? -- 11. Frank Sargeson and Marjorie Barnard -- 12. James Kelman and Chinua Achebe -- 13. Alice Munro.
Summary "The short story has become an increasingly important genre since the mid-nineteenth century. This book examines the development of the short story in Britain and other English-language literature, providing a chronological survey of the form, usefully grouping writers to show the development of the genre over time. Starting with Dickens and Kipling, the chapters cover key authors from the past two centuries and up to the present day. The focus on form, literary history and cultural context, together with the highlighting of the greatest short stories and their authors, make this an informative overview for all students of English literature."--Jacket.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781139129305 (electronic bk.)
1139129309 (electronic bk.)
9780511504082 (electronic bk.)
051150408X (electronic bk.)
9780511611360 (electronic bk.)
0511611366 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 774401701
Additional Format Print version: Hunter, Adrian, 1971- Cambridge introduction to the short story in English. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007 9780521862592 (DLC) 2008296001 (OCoLC)154706388

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