Short Story Criticism: Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of Short Fiction Writers

  • Series Name: Short Story Criticism Series
  • Volume 189
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  • ISBN-10: 1414495161
  • ISBN-13: 9781414495163
  • DDC: 809.3
  • Shipping Weight: 2.30 lbs ( 1.04 kgs)
  • 512 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 2014 | Published
  • Newer Edition Available



Short Story Criticism assembles critical responses to the writings of the world's most renowned short fiction writers and provides supplementary biographical context and bibliographic material to guide the reader to a greater understanding of the genre and its creators. Each of the nearly 150 volumes in this series profiles approximately 3-6 writers of short fiction from all time periods and all parts of the world. Entries provide an introductory biographical essay, a primary bibliography, a selection of full-text or excerpted critical essays reproduced from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals, and sources for additional research. A full citation and annotation precede each of the approximately 50 essays per volume; many entries include an author portrait. The series currently covers more than 500 authors and also includes numerous entries focusing on individual works and topics.

Although short fiction is also covered in other titles from the Gale Literature Criticism series, Short Story Criticism offers a greater focus on understanding the genre than is possible in the broader, survey-oriented entries in those series. Clear, accessible introductory essays followed by carefully selected critical responses allow endusers to engage with a variety of scholarly views and conversations about writers of short fiction and their works. Students writing papers or class presentations, instructors preparing their syllabi, or anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the genre will find this a highly useful resource.

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Short Story Criticism Series

This series presents critical views on the most widely studied writers of short fiction. Each volume includes overviews of three to six short story writers, works, or topics and a historical survey of the critical response. Approximately 90-95% of critical essays are full text.

Features and Benefits

  • Entries included in this volume: Sherman Alexie: The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, Joseph Conrad: "Falk", Ernest Hemingway: "Big Two-Hearted River", and Alexander Pushkin: The Queen of Spades.
  • Volume-specific title index.
  • Cumulative title index to the entire series is available separately.

What's New

  • Author, topic, and nationality indexes.

Table of Contents

Sherman Alexie: The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven.
Joseph Conrad: "Falk".
Ernest Hemingway: "Big Two-Hearted River".
Alexander Pushkin: The Queen of Spades.