A Reader's Companion to the Short Story in English

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Erin Fallon, R.C. Feddersen, James Kurtzleben, Maurice A. Lee, Susan Rochette-Crawley
Routledge, Oct 31, 2013 - Literary Criticism - 464 pages
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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Contents

Chinua Achebe
1
Ama Ata Aidoo
12
Jessica Anderson
19
Margaret Eleanor Atwood
29
Toni Cade Bambara
38
John Simmons Barth
48
Donald Barthelme
57
Ann Beattie
64
Doris Lessing
241
Bernard Malamud
252
Bobbie Ann Mason
263
James Alan McPherson
269
Lorrie Moore
275
Bharati Mukherjee
279
Alice Munro
288
R K Narayan
300

Morley Callaghan
77
Angela Olive Carter
85
Raymond Carver
95
Sandra Cisneros
105
Robert Coover
118
Anita Desai
133
Karen Louise Erdrich
143
Richard Ford
156
Janet Frame
162
Ernest J Gaines
167
Mavis Gallant
176
Nadine Gordimer
182
Patricia Grace
190
Gish Jen
196
Charles Richard Johnson
209
Elizabeth Jolley
214
Jamaica Kincaid
225
Maxine Hong Kingston
234
Tim OBrien
309
Michael Ondaatje
317
Cynthia Ozick
324
Grace Paley
333
Velma Pollard
341
Victor Sawdon Pritchett
347
Jean Rhys
357
Salman Rushdie
364
Samuel Dickson Selvon
375
Olive Senior
382
Leslie Marmon Silko
388
Amy Tan
398
William Trevor
404
Selected Annotated Bibliography
413
Index
421
About the Editors and Contributors
427
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