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The Cambridge Introduction to the Short Story in English


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Introduction; Part I. The Nineteenth Century: Introduction: publishers, plots and prestige; 1. Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy; 2. Rudyard Kipling and Joseph Conrad; 3. The Yellow Book circle and the 1890s avant-garde; Part II. The Modernist Short Story: Introduction: 'Complete with missing parts'; 4. James Joyce; 5. Virginia Woolf; 6. Katherine Mansfield; 7. Samuel Beckett; Part III. Post-Modernist Stories: Introduction: theories of form; 8. Frank O'Connor and Sean O'Faolain; 9. Elizabeth Bowen and V. S. Pritchett; 10. Angela Carter and Ian McEwan; Part IV. Post-colonial and Other Stories: Introduction: a 'minor' literature?; 11. Frank Sargeson and Marjorie Barnard; 12. James Kelman and Chinua Achebe; 13. Alice Munro; Guide to further reading; Index.

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This volume is a unique overview of two centuries of short stories from Britain and other English-speaking countries.

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Adrian Hunter is Lecturer in English at the University of Stirling.


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