Short Story Criticism

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Short Story Criticism through Literature Criticism Online is designed to serve as an introduction to major authors, works and topics in the short fiction genre. Introductory essays provide pertinent biographical information, discuss the context, characters and themes of individual stories, or provide overviews of related literary topics.

The series currently covers more than 500 authors with numerous entries focused on individual works and topics. Close to 95% of critical essays from the print series are reproduced in full in this online version, which combines multiple search and browse options with an engaging format that matches the look and feel of the print originals.

A selection of previously published critical materials helps students engage with a variety of scholarly views and conversations about authors, works and literary topics while developing their own readings of the texts. 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.