The United Stories of America: Studies in the Short Story Composite
This book discusses the American short story composite, or short story cycle, a neglected form of writing consisting of autonomous stories interlocking into a whole. The critical work done on this genre has so far focused on the closural strategies of the composites, on how unity is accomplished in these texts. This study takes into consideration, to a greater degree than earlier criticism, the short story composite as an open work, emphasizing the tension between the independent stories and the unified work, between the discontinuity and fragmentation, on the one hand, and the totalizing strategies, on the other. The discussion of the genre is illustrated with references to numerous American short story composites.
Mit mondanak mások - Írjon ismertetőt
Nem találtunk ismertetőket a szokott helyeken.
Sketching the Generic Boundaries
Coherence and Closure in the Short Story Composite
Indeterminacy and Open Form
E Pluribus Unum
The Fringe Story
American Short Story Anderson's Winesburg anti-closural argues biformity Big Two-Hearted River Brewster Place Cassie chapter characterized characters Chatman chronology coherence Composite Novel create critics discontinuity discussion disruption ellipsis Erdrich's Love Medicine Eudora Welty Faulkner's Go Fiction focalizer fringe story gaps genre George Willard Godliness Golden Apples Hemingway Hemingway's Hillis Miller individual stories Ingram instance integrated Jayne Anne Phillips June Recital Kennedy King MacLain last story literary Loch Lohafer Love Medicine Luscher Mann McCaslin McHaney Miss Eckhart Morgana Moses multiplicity Music from Spain myth mythology narrator Nick Adams numerous Ohio Pantaloon in Black Pastures of Heaven Perseus Plez plot preceding story prolepsis protagonist quilt Rainey reader reading sense Sherwood Anderson short story collection short story composite Short Story Cycle Short Story Sequence Shower of Gold suggested Swados term thematic theme tion traditional novel twins unifying unity Unvanquished Virgie Welty's The Golden whole William Faulkner Winesburg writing York
17. oldal - ... a book of short stories so linked to each other by their author that the reader's successive experience on various levels of the pattern of the whole significantly modifies his experience of each of its component parts ( 19).