A Reader's Companion to the Short Story in English

A Reader's Companion to the Short Story in English

eBook - 2001
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Though many outstanding novels have been written in the last century, most of these novelists have also been short story writers. This reference is a guide to contemporary English-language short story writers and their works. Included are alphabetically arranged entries on roughly 50 writers from around the world, most of whom have been active since 1960. More than half the American writers belong to historically marginalized groups, such as Jewish-Americans, African-Americans, and Asian-Americans, and the volume includes entries for slightly more women than men. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and provides biographical material, a review of criticism, an extended analysis of specific works, and a selected bibliography.

Greenwood Pub Group
Brings together for the first time biographical and critical information on modern English-language short story writers from around the world.

Book News
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)

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2001
ISBN: 9780313007163
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xxxiv, 432 pages)


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