Modern American Short Story Sequences: Composite Fictions and Fictive Communities

Modern American Short Story Sequences: Composite Fictions and Fictive Communities

by J. Gerald Kennedy
     
 

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Its status as a genre unto itself often disputed, the short story sequence is a hybrid organism which defies the stereotypes imputed to more conventionally recognized forms of narrative, such as the short story and the novel. By resisting precise definition, it lays down a critical challenge to decode its perplexing formal ambiguities. Modern American Short Story…  See more details below

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Its status as a genre unto itself often disputed, the short story sequence is a hybrid organism which defies the stereotypes imputed to more conventionally recognized forms of narrative, such as the short story and the novel. By resisting precise definition, it lays down a critical challenge to decode its perplexing formal ambiguities. Modern American Short Story Sequences meets this challenge by suggesting an entirely new means of inquiry. Gathering together eleven new full-length essays, this book is an invitation to reconsider the short story sequence as a tradition proper, one formed in the twentieth-century crucible of American literature and one whose very inscrutability continues to provoke intense debate in the realm of fiction studies.

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ISBN-13:
9780521172622
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/17/2011
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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