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Mary Wilkins Freeman: A Study of the Short Fiction
     

Mary Wilkins Freeman: A Study of the Short Fiction

by Mary R. Reichardt, Freeman Mary E. Wilkins
 
The coverage offered in "Twayne's Studies in Short Fiction" series extends beyond author's written works to discuss the writer's personal life taken from interviews, essays, memoirs, and other biographical material; the critical reception to his or her work; and an overview of how the subject's output fits into the larger world of literature. Each volume is designed

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The coverage offered in "Twayne's Studies in Short Fiction" series extends beyond author's written works to discuss the writer's personal life taken from interviews, essays, memoirs, and other biographical material; the critical reception to his or her work; and an overview of how the subject's output fits into the larger world of literature. Each volume is designed as a complete and self-contained companion to a particular writer s short fiction, and will invigorate any reading of the writer's works. Further enhancing its value as a reference work, each volume contains a chronology, selected bibliography, and an index, and library bindings with cloth covers insure maximum longevity. Writing mostly about New England at the turn of the century, Freeman's prolific output includes novels, plays, poems, essays, children's works, and movie scripts. Yet it is her short stories some two hundred and fifty of them, gathered in fourteen collections during her lifetime that forged Freeman's literary reputation and fuel a continuing interest in her work. Her frequently anthologized "A New England Nun," "The Revolt of Mother," and "A Village Singer," offer in compact, forceful style female protagonists with fierce dilemmas. Included in this volume are Freeman's own observations on her fiery art, as well as four respected critical writings on "A New England Nun." "Highly recommended for academic, public, and school libraries." -- Choice "Twayne's Studies in Short Fiction" series offers concise, sensitive surveys of the works of important practitioners of the short story." -- Booklist "Twayne Publishers has done it again. These handsome volumes should be considered not only for the college library, but also for students, teachers, and devotees of the short story. -- Studies in Short Fiction

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Booknews
Analyzes the short stories of a turn-of-the-century regionalist writer who depicted New England village life. After a close reading of themes, techniques, and styles of two stories, later chapters survey Freeman's short fiction during three phases of her career, with individual analysis of selected stories combining a New Critical approach with elements of reader-response, psychological, feminist, and revisionist criticism. Includes a collection of essays and letters by Freeman on her own work and on writing in general, plus a chronology. For students of English and women's studies. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805746266
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Series:
Twayne's Studies in Short Fiction
Pages:
219
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.85(h) x 0.90(d)

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