Writers on Writing: The Art of the Short Story (Contributions to the Study of World Literature Series) [NOOK Book]

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Short stories have enjoyed a long and popular history, with many famous writers attempting the craft at some point or another. Here, Lee assembles a variety of writers who comment on the form itself and its many meanings and manifestations. Concentrating on the features and challenges of the short story, contributors from Amiri Baraka to Richard Ford and Jayne Anne Phillips to Janette Turner Hospital discuss their own writing, the writing of others, the short story form, gender, politics, and other issues ...

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Writers on Writing: The Art of the Short Story (Contributions to the Study of World Literature Series)

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Overview

Short stories have enjoyed a long and popular history, with many famous writers attempting the craft at some point or another. Here, Lee assembles a variety of writers who comment on the form itself and its many meanings and manifestations. Concentrating on the features and challenges of the short story, contributors from Amiri Baraka to Richard Ford and Jayne Anne Phillips to Janette Turner Hospital discuss their own writing, the writing of others, the short story form, gender, politics, and other issues concerning the writing of short fiction. Readers will come away with a fuller understanding and appreciation of the craft of the short story writer.

Taking a populist approach to the subject, Writers on Writing focuses on relaying to readers the truth about short story writing. Writers from around the globe reveal the secrets of the form and their own approaches to it, as well as criticism of other writers and their output. Challenging some of the traditional views of past and current critics about short fiction, they present a new outlook on the short story that speaks to both the short story writer and the short story reader.

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"In this collection of nearly three dozen essays about short story, contributors reveal the diversity of their attitudes, backgrounds and approaches."

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"This book should be very intersting to readers, writers, and critics, as well as to those interested in the problems and implications of literary criticism for other fields."

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Council on National Literatures Book Digest

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Meet the Author

MAURICE A. LEE is Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Professor of English at the University of Central Arkansas. He is also the founder and Chief Editor of The Journal of Caribbean Literatures (JCLs), which he founded in 1999. He co-edited the book A Reader's Companion to the Short Story in English (Greenwood, 2000).

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Table of Contents

Short story and poetry 3
The joys of the brief encounter 7
Let me tell you a story 9
Carving the fruit stones 14
The short story and me 23
Writing home 27
A short history of a short story : a writer's beginnings 32
Guided tours of time and death 34
The story as Su-Su, the writer as gossip 41
Wholeness and the short story 51
Not taking the bait : a brief for uselessness in short fiction 54
Making the invisible visible 65
My sister - the short story 74
Giacometti's foot and Proust's Madeleine : the short story of desire 77
Writing tough - staying honest : challenges for a writer in Singapore 85
Apartheid in literary criticism 91
The long and the short of the story 99
Telling stories about falling men 109
"Not about me" - autobiography and the short story 121
What comes next : women writing women in contemporary short fiction 128
Tell me a story 139
A story 151
The short story as process - not what it means 153
Deaths 159
Telling stories in my head 169
Glory be 173
A short story 178
Harvesting Blackberries, blackberries : a black woman's publishing tale 189
Fetch! : "solid objects," A dog of flanders, and the short story 194
Mercury blobs 202
The short story - a surviving species 207
Migration and stasis in the art of short fiction (or, some words as experiment) 214
The justice-dealing machine 221
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