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The American short story : a critical survey / by Arthur Voss.


[1st ed.].. Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1973.
ISBN 9780806110707, 0806110708

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Subjects Aiken, Conrad, 1889-1973.
Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941.
Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987.
Cather, Willa, 1873-1947 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Cather, Willa, 1873-1947.
Crane, Stephen, 1871-1900 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Crane, Stephen, 1871-1900.
Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979.
Faulkner, William, 1897-1962 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Faulkner, William, 1897-1962.
Harte, Bret, 1836-1902 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Harte, Bret, 1836-1902.
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961.
Henry, O., 1862-1910.
Irving, Washington, 1783-1859 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Irving, Washington, 1783-1859.
James, Henry, 1843-1916 -- Criticism and interpretation.
James, Henry, 1843-1916.
London, Jack, 1876-1916 -- Criticism and interpretation.
London, Jack, 1876-1916.
Malamud, Bernard -- Criticism and interpretation.
Malamud, Bernard.
Nouvelles américaines -- Histoire et critique.
O'Connor, Flannery -- Criticism and interpretation.
O'Connor, Flannery.
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849.
Porter, Katherine Anne, 1890-1980 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Porter, Katherine Anne, 1890-1980.
Salinger, J. D. (Jerome David), 1919-2010 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Salinger, J. D. (Jerome David), 1919-2010.
Short stories, American -- History and criticism.
Short stories, American.
Steele, Wilbur Daniel, 1886-1970 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Steele, Wilbur Daniel, 1886-1970.
Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001.
Description xi, 399 pages ; 22 cm
Copyright Date 1973.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-380) and index.
Summary Presents a critical survey of the American short story, its origins, its trends, and its creators. Surveys major authors.
Contents The beginnings of the American short story : Washington Irving -- Romance, allegory, and morality : Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville -- Terror, mystery, and ratiocination : Edgar Allen Poe -- Local color and Western humor : Bret Harte and Mark Twain -- The regional story in New England, the South, and the Middle West : Sarah Orne Jewett, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, George Washington Cable, Joel Chandler Harris, Thomas Nelson Page, Hamlin Garland, and others -- The rise of the journalistic short story : O. Henry and his predecessors -- The short story as fine art : Henry James -- The short story in transition : Stephen Crane, Jack London, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, and Theodore Dreiser -- The liberation of the short story : Sherwood Anderson -- Short-story writers of the 1920s : Wilbur Daniel Steele, Ring Lardner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Conrad Aiken, and Stephen Vincent Benét -- The discovery of a style : Ernest Hemingway -- Virtuoso storyteller : William Faulkner -- Social protest and other themes in the short story, 1930 to 1940 : Erskine Caldwell, James T. Farrell, John Steinbeck, William Saroyan, John O'Hara, Dorothy Parker, James Thurber, and Kay Boyle -- Symbolism and sensibility : Katherine Anne Porter -- The short story since 1940 : Eudora Welty, Mary McCarthy, Jean Stafford, J.F. Powers, J.D. Salinger, Bernard Malamud, and Flannery O'Connor -- Appendix: Other contemporary short story writers.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)631890
(OCoLC)ocm00631890
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat

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