eBook Critical Survey of Short Fiction: Topical Essays, 1st Edition

  • Charles E. May California State University, Long Beach
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  • ISBN-10: 1587658097
  • ISBN-13: 9781587658099
  • DDC: 809.31
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released August 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

CRITICAL SURVEY OF SHORT FICTION profiles the lives, achievements, and important works of major writers. Originally published in 1981 and revised in 2001, the latest edition adds an additional 145 writers, covering 625 writers in total. Now, for the first time, the essays have been arranged in several subsets, so that libraries can choose the complete set, or only the titles they are interested in.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Publisher’s Note.
Contributors.
Key to Pronunciation.
Theory of Short Fiction.
1: The Detective Story.
2: Experimental Short Fiction.
3: The Fable Tradition.
4: Fairy Tales and Fantasy.
5: Flash Fiction.
6: The Folktale.
7: Jewish Short Fiction.
8: Magical Realism in Short Fiction.
9: Minimalist Short Fiction.
10: The Parable.
11: Regional Short Fiction.
12: The Science-Fiction Story.
13: The Sketch.
14: The Supernatural Story.
15: Short Fiction in Antiquity.
16: The Saga and Tháttr.
17: The Early Middle Ages.
18: The Medieval Romance.
19: The Renaissance Novelle.
20: The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.
21: The Eighteenth Century.
22: The Early Nineteenth Century: 1800-1840.
23: The Late Nineteenth Century: 1840-1880.
24: The Turn of the Twentieth Century: 1880-1920.
25: The Mid-Twentieth Century: 1920-1960.
26: The Late Twentieth Century: 1960-2000.
27: The Twenty-First Century: 2000-2010.
28: African Short Fiction.
29: African American Short Fiction.
30: Asian American Short Fiction.
31: Australia and New Zealand Short Fiction.
32: Canadian Short Fiction.
33: Caribbean Short Fiction.
34: Chinese Short Fiction.
35: Czech Short Fiction.
36: English Short Fiction.
37: French Short Fiction.
38: German Short Fiction.
39: Irish Short Fiction.
40: Italian Short Fiction.
41: Japanese Short Fiction.
42: Latin American Short Fiction.
43: Latino Short Fiction.
44: Middle Eastern Short Fiction.
45: Native American Short Fiction.
46: Polish Short Fiction.
47: Russian Short Fiction.
48: Scottish Short Fiction.
49: South Asian Short Fiction.
50: Southeast Asian Short Fiction.
51: Spanish Short Fiction.
52: Welsh Short Fiction.
Resources.
Terms and Techniques.
Bibliography.
Timeline.
Chronological List of Writers.
Subject Index.