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Anatomy of a Short Story

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ISBN : 1441107681
Pages : 432 pages
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Download Anatomy of a Short Story in PDF by Yuri Leving Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2012-06-07 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since its first publication in 1948, one of Vladimir Nabokov's shortest short stories, "Signs and Symbols," has generated perhaps more interpretations and critical appraisal than any other that he wrote. It has been called "one of the greatest short stories ever written" and "a triumph of economy and force, minute realism and shimmering mystery" (Brian Boyd, Vladimir Nabokov: The American Years). Anatomy of a Short Story contains: • the full text of "Signs and Symbols," line numbered and referenced throughout • correspondence about the story, most of it never before published, between Nabokov and the editor of The New Yorker, where the story was first published • 33 essays of literary criticism, bringing together classic essays and new interpretations • a round-table discussion in which a screenwriter, a theater scholar, a mathematician, a psychiatrist, and a literary scholar bring their perspectives to bear on "Signs and Symbols" Anatomy of a Short Story illuminates the ways in which we interpret fiction, and the short story in particular.


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Maupassant and the American Short Story

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ISBN : 0271041129
Pages : 245 pages
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Download Maupassant and the American Short Story in PDF by Richard Fusco Full Book and published by Penn State Press. This book was released on 2010-11-01 with total page 245 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Maupassant and the American Short Story isolates and develops more fully than any previous study the impact of Maupassant's work on the writing of Ambrose Bierce, O. Henry, Kate Chopin, and Henry James. It introduces a new perspective to assess their canons, reviving the importance of many often-ignored stories and, in the cases of Maupassant and O. Henry, reasserting the necessity of studying such writers to understand the history of the genre. An important moment in the history of the short story occurred with the American misreading of Maupassant's use of story structure. At the turn of the century, writers such as Bierce and O. Henry seized upon the surprise-inversion form because Maupassant's translators promoted him as championing it. Only a few writers, such as James and Chopin, both of whom read Maupassant in French, appreciated his deft handling of form more fully. Their vision and the impact of Maupassant upon their fiction was largely ignored by later generations of writers who preferred to associate Maupassant and O. Henry with the &"trick ending&" story. This book details the origins and consequences of this misperception. The book further contributes to the study of the short-story genre. Through an adaptation of Aristotelian concepts, Richard Fusco proposes an original approach to short-story structure, defining and developing seven categories of textual formulas: linear, ironic coda, surprise-inversion, loop, descending helical, contrast, and sinusoidal. As a practitioner of all these forms, Maupassant established his mastery of the genre. By studying his use of form, the book asserts a major reason for his pivotal importance in the historical development of the short story.


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Sudden Fiction

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ISBN : 9780879052652
Pages : 284 pages
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Download Sudden Fiction in PDF by Robert Shapard Full Book and published by Gibbs Smith. This book was released on 1986 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gathers seventy stories by Paley, Hannah, Barthelme, Cheever, Updike, Tallent, Carver, Boyle, Williams, Oates, Hemingway, and Malamud


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The Routledge Introduction to the Canadian Short Story

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ISBN : 1000816419
Pages : 257 pages
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Download The Routledge Introduction to the Canadian Short Story in PDF by Maria Löschnigg Full Book and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-12-30 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume aims to introduce undergraduates, graduates, and general readers to the diversity and richness of Canadian short story writing and to the narrative potential of short fiction in general. Addressing a wide spectrum of forms and themes, the book will familiarise readers with the development and cultural significance of Canadian short fiction from the early 19th century to the present. A strong focus will be on the rich reservoir of short fiction produced in the past four decades and the way in which it has responded to the anxieties and crises of our time. Drawing on current critical debates, each chapter will highlight the interrelations between Canadian short fiction and historical and socio-cultural developments. Case studies will zoom in on specific thematic or aesthetic issues in an exemplary manner. The Routledge Introduction to the Canadian Short Story will provide an accessible and comprehensive overview ideal for students and general readers interested in the multifaceted and thriving medium of the short story in Canada.


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2015 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market

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ISBN : 1599638614
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Download 2015 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market in PDF by Rachel Randall Full Book and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2014-08-11 with total page 953 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Best Resource for Getting Your Fiction Published! The 2015 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market is the only resource you'll need to get your short stories, novellas, and novels published. As with past editions, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market offers hundreds of listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests, and more. Each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other important tips. New to this year's edition: Gain access to the exclusive webinar "Blockbuster Fiction: Exploring Emotional High Points in Popular Films" from best-selling author Cheryl St. John. This 45-minute webinar explores the ten most popular films of 2013--including Frozen, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and more--to show you how to create intense, emotional, engrossing moments in your fiction. When you make your readers care about your characters and your story, you'll evoke excitement, indignation, fear, anxiety, tears, and laughter--and keep them hooked from start to finish. You'll also find articles and interviews on all aspects of the writing life, from in-depth lessons on craft and technique to helpful advice on getting published and marketing your work. The 2015 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market offers everything a fiction writer needs to achieve publishing success, including articles and essays like these: • J.T. Ellison, New York Times best-selling author, reveals how to capture â€" and keep â€" reader interest. • Ransom Riggs, mega-popular YA novelist, shares advice on writing out-of-the-ordinary fiction. • Chuck Wendig, hybrid author extraordinaire, talks about the pros and cons of traditional and self-publishing. You'll also receive: • A free digital download of Writer's Yearbook featuring the 100 Best Markets "If you're looking for the best resource for connecting with publishers who are hungry for your fiction, you've found it. Ten novels ago I got my start as an author using Writer's Market guides." -Steven James, writing instructor and best-selling author of The King and Story Trumps Structure "If you can't go to every literary cocktail party in New York, get this book. It's an instant network." -Elizabeth Sims, best-selling author of You've Got a Book in You


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Novel & Short Story Writer's Market 2019

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ISBN : 1440354537
Pages : 515 pages
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Download Novel & Short Story Writer's Market 2019 in PDF by Robert Lee Brewer Full Book and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2018-09-14 with total page 515 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE BEST RESOURCE FOR GETTING YOUR FICTION PUBLISHED Novel & Short Story Writer's Market 2019 is the only resource you need to get your short stories, novellas, and novels published. The 38th edition of NSSWM features hundreds of updated listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests, and more. Each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other essential tips. Novel & Short Story Writer's Market also offers valuable advice to elevate your fiction: • Break down the anatomy of a great short story. • Learn how to create an antagonistic setting and incorporate conflict into your fiction. • Discover the important elements of complexity and how to use those elements to develop your story. • Gain insight from best-selling and award-winning authors, including George Saunders, Kristin Hannah, Roxane Gay, and more.


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A History of the Irish Short Story

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 113947412X
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Download A History of the Irish Short Story in PDF by Heather Ingman Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2009-05-14 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Though the short story is often regarded as central to the Irish canon, this text was the first comprehensive study of the genre for many years. Heather Ingman traces the development of the modern short story in Ireland from its beginnings in the nineteenth century to the present day. Her study analyses the material circumstances surrounding publication, examining the role of magazines and editors in shaping the form. Ingman incorporates recent critical thinking on the short story, traces international connections, and gives a central part to Irish women's short stories. Each chapter concludes with a detailed analysis of key stories from the period discussed, featuring Joyce, Edna O'Brien and John McGahern, among others. With its comprehensive bibliography and biographies of authors, this volume will be a key work of reference for scholars and students both of Irish fiction and of the modern short story as a genre.


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The Writer's Digest Handbook of Short Story Writing

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Pages : 256 pages
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Download The Writer's Digest Handbook of Short Story Writing in PDF by Frank A. Dickson Full Book and published by Writer's Digest Books. This book was released on 1970 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of articles from the Writer's Digest designed to answer the questions of a beginning short story writer


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The Anatomy of a Short Story Workbook

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ISBN : 9780692723685
Pages : 116 pages
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Download The Anatomy of a Short Story Workbook in PDF by G. B. Pool Full Book and published by . This book was released on 2016-06-20 with total page 116 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this workbook, we concentrate on the Short Story because it uses all the Basic Components of Writing in a unique way. In a Short Story you use only the most important parts. You will learn to be very selective in the words you choose, but those words and concepts can always be expanded if you want to write a longer, more detailed piece.We will concentrate on the Five Basic Elements in any story: Plot, Character, Dialogue, Setting, and the Meaning behind your story. In the Short Story you can see those parts quickly and up close and personal. Grab your scalpel and let's cut into this marvelous entity.


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The Science of Science Fiction Writing

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Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN : 1461673585
Pages : 256 pages
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Download The Science of Science Fiction Writing in PDF by James Gunn Full Book and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2000-10-31 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written by one of the leading authorities on writing, publishing and teaching science fiction, The Science of Science Fiction Writing offers the opportunity to share in the knowledge James Gunn has acquired over the past forty years. He reflects on the fiction-writing process and how to teach it, and the ideas he has shared with his students about how to do it effectively and how to get it published afterwards. The first section discusses why people read fiction, the parts of the short story, the strategy of the science fiction author, scene as the smallest dramatic unit, how to speak well in print, suspense in fiction, how to say the right thing, and how to give constructive criticism. The second section takes a more philosophical approach. Here, Gunn elaborates on the origins of science fiction, its definition, the worldview of science fiction, and the characters that appear in science fiction novels. The third section highlights well-known sci-fi authors: H.G. Wells, Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Henry Kuttner, C.L. Moore, and others, and the impact they have had on the development and progression of science fiction.


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Short Story Index

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Anatomy of a Short Story

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ISBN : 1441142630
Pages : 432 pages
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Download Anatomy of a Short Story in PDF by Yuri Leving Full Book and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2012-05-24 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A unique anthology devoted to a single story–“Signs and Symbols” by Vladimir Nabokov–which exposes the way we read and interpret short stories.


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Short Story Index

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Download Short Story Index in PDF by Dorothy Elizabeth Cook Full Book and published by . This book was released on 1960 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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The Short-Short Story

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ISBN : 1622129989
Pages : 79 pages
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Download The Short-Short Story in PDF by José Flávio Nogueira Guimarães Full Book and published by Strategic Book Publishing. This book was released on 2012-10-23 with total page 79 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book proposes a study of a new postmodern prose fiction genre, the short-short story. Considerations of generic classifications and boundaries are followed by an historical overview and analysis of short fiction from the nineteenth to twenty-first centuries, especially under the influence of the Russian Anton Chekhov, who is regarded as the father of the modern short story. The postmodern short-short story is seen as emerging from this trend, a hybrid genre with characteristics of the narrative language of her prose genres such as the short story and the journalistic writing. The cluster of features, such as condensation, lack of character development, surprise endings, etc., which is seen as characteristic of the short-short story, are discussed, and ten examples are summarized and analyzed, including two traditional short stories for contrast. It is seen that the short-short story may be further broken into what is called “the new sudden fiction” and the even shorter and more radical “flash fiction.”


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Narratives of Nothing in 20th-Century Literature

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ISBN : 1501307231
Pages : 176 pages
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Download Narratives of Nothing in 20th-Century Literature in PDF by Meghan Vicks Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2015-10-22 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The concept of nothing was an enduring concern of the 20th century. As Martin Heidegger and Jean-Paul Sartre each positioned nothing as inseparable from the human condition and essential to the creation or operation of human existence, as Jacques Derrida demonstrated how all structures are built upon a nothing within the structure, and as mathematicians argued that zero – the number that is also not a number – allows for the creation of our modern mathematical system, Narratives of Nothing in 20th-Century Literature suggests that nothing itself enables the act of narration. Focusing on the literary works of Vladimir Nabokov, Samuel Beckett, and Victor Pelevin, Meghan Vicks traces how and why these writers give narrative form to nothing, demonstrating that nothing is essential to the creation of narrative – that is, how our perceptions are conditioned, how we make meaning (or madness) out of the stuff of our existence, how we craft our knowable selves, and how we exist in language.


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Short Story Index: 1955-1958

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Download Short Story Index: 1955-1958 in PDF by Full Book and published by . This book was released on 1960 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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Perspectives on Written Cameroon Literature in English

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Publisher : African Books Collective
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ISBN : 9956790508
Pages : 360 pages
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Download Perspectives on Written Cameroon Literature in English in PDF by A. Ambanasom Full Book and published by African Books Collective. This book was released on 2013-02-17 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 2009, Anglophone Cameroon literature celebrated its fifty years of existence. Now at the mature age of fifty plus this literature has a great deal to write home about even if it still has a lot to do in its pursuit of excellence. Part of its maturity resides in the fact that although the scale of literary creativity and literary criticism is skewed in favour of the former, Anglophone Cameroon literary criticism is gradually waking up from slumber in an attempt to catch up with the rapidly expanding creativity. The essays in this book comment practically on some aspects of all the genres of written literature that the Anglophone Cameroon creative writers have produced so far: the novel, drama, poetry, the short story, the essay and childrens literature. The essays, on the whole, are a testimony of the transition and reality from the apparent drought of Anglophone Cameroon literary paucity to the actual fruitful period of Anglophone Cameroon abundance of literary creativity. The Anglophone Cameroonians have appropriated an imperial language, English, to serve their postcolonial Cameroonian vision. Their various literary texts are vehicles of representations that are essentially cultural and ideological constructs. The works examined are initially anchored on Cameroonian experiences to take on social significance. As they are grounded on moving human experiences, these works necessarily make references to the immediate Cameroonian environment of their authors before taking on universal human significance. The book abundantly evidences and crowns Shadrach Ambanasoms achievements and reputation as a skilled pedagogue on the art of practical literary criticism.