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Literary Criticism, Short Stories

Literary Criticism, Short Stories Book List

Cover of 'The New Short Story Theories'

The New Short Story Theories
Edited by Charles E. May

Aimed at writers, students, teachers, and critics interested in the short story as a genre, this rich collection of essays examines theoretical issues raised about this demanding literary form.

Cover of 'Short Story Theories'

Short Story Theories
Edited by Charles E. May

Although the short story has often been called America’s unique contribution to the world’s literature, relatively few critics have taken the form seriously. May’s collection of essays by popular commentators, academic critics, and short story writers attempts to assess the reasons for this neglect and provides significant theoretical directions for a reevaluation of the form.The essays range from discussions by Poe to comments by John Cheever.