A Reader's Companion to the Short Story in English

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Although the short story has existed in various forms for centuries, it has particularly flourished during the last hundred years. Reader's Companion to the Short Story in English includes alphabetically-arranged entries for 50 English-language short story writers from around the world. Most of these writers have been active since 1960, and they reflect a wide range of experiences and perspectives in their works. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and includes biography, a review of existing ...
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Overview

Although the short story has existed in various forms for centuries, it has particularly flourished during the last hundred years. Reader's Companion to the Short Story in English includes alphabetically-arranged entries for 50 English-language short story writers from around the world. Most of these writers have been active since 1960, and they reflect a wide range of experiences and perspectives in their works. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and includes biography, a review of existing criticism, a lengthier analysis of specific works, and a selected bibliography of primary and secondary sources. The volume begins with a detailed introduction to the short story genre and concludes with an annotated bibliography of major works on short story theory.
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A multicultural collection of 47 chapters intended to introduce short- story writers to teachers, students, and the reading public. Each chapter includes biographical material, a brief review of existing criticism, a lengthier analysis of specific works, and a selected bibliography. In addition, an introductory chapter provides a brief look at the history of the short story in English. Some of the writers covered: Chinua Achebe, Ama Ata Aidoo, Donald Barthelme, Raymond Carver, Janet Frame, Gish Jen, Maxine Hong Kingston, Doris Lessing, Bernard Malamud, Lorrie Moore, Bharati Mukherjee, Alice Munro, Michael Ondaatje, Victor Sawdon Pritchett, Salman Rushdie, Olive Senior, and Leslie Marmon Silko. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579583538
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
China Achebe by Charles Dameron
Ama Atu Aidoo by Susan Rochette-Crawley
Jessica Anderson by Selina Samuels
Margaret Eleanor Atwood by Linda H. Straubel & Gayle Elliott
Toni Cade Bambara by Carol Franko
John Simmons Barth by Terry J. Martin
Donald Barthelme by Jerome Klinkowitz
Ann Beattie by Michael Young and Troy Thibodeaux
Morely Callaghan by Grant Tracey
Angela Olive Carter by Erica Benson
Raymond Carver by Hilary Siebert
Sandra Cisneros by L.M. Lewis
Robert Coover by Wayne B. Stengel
Anita Desai by Minoli Salgado
Louise Erdrich by Norma C. Wilson
Richard Ford by Larry D. Griffin
Janet Frame by Susan Rochette-Crawley
Ernest J. Gaines by Mary Ellen Doyle
Mavis Gallant by Michael Trussler
Nadine Gordimer by Christine Loflin
Patricia Grace by Pierre-Damien Mvuyekure
Gish Jen by R.C. Fedderson
Charles Richard Johnson by Scharron A. Shy-Clayton
Elizabeth Jolley by Brian Dibble
Jamaica Kincaid by Hemine Lee
Maxine Hong Kingston by Jenny Wang
Doris Lessing by Richard Oehling
Bernard Malamud by Begona Sio Castineira
Bobbie Ann Mason by Cheryl Roberts
James Alan McPherson by James Kurtzleben
Loorie Moore by Susan Rochette-Crawley
Bharati Mukherjee by Sherry Morton-Mollo
Alice Munro by J.R. (Tim) Struthers
R.K. Narayan by Britta Olinder
Tim O'Brien by Brady Harrison
Michael Ondaatje by Allan Weiss
Grace Paley by Ann Charters
Velma Pollard by Pierre-Damien Mvuyekure
Victor S. Prichett by Karen Tracey
Jean Rhys by Paul Kotrodimos
Salman Rushdie by Farhat Iftekharrudin
Samuel Selvon by Hermine Lee
Olive Senior by Mary Gravitt
Leslie Marmon Silko by Neil Nakadate
Amy Tan by Elias Ellefson
William Trevor by Miriam Marty Clark
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