This volume offers an introductory overview to the short stories of Katherine Mansfield, discussing a wide range of her most famous stories from different viewpoints. The book elaborates on Mansfield's themes and techniques, thereby guiding the reader - via close textual analysis - to an understanding of the author's modernist techniques.
Author: Wendy Martin
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Release Date: 2005-07
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
An ... anthology suitable for both introduction to fiction and fiction writing courses, [this text] brings you ... short stories from classic to contemporary. To illustrate the evolution of this ... genre, the stories are arranged into four historical eras, with ... introductions to each era. From short story precursors, such as Aesop's fables and fairy tales, to ZZ Packer's twenty-first-century tales of ambiguity and alienation, these stories will guide readers toward [an] understanding of the genre. -Back cover.
Author: Charles Raymond Barrett
Publisher: The Floating Press
Release Date: 2009-08-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
In the context of a short story, every sentence, every word must serve a specific purpose. That's why the writers who have mastered this form -- Flannery O'Connor, Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Raymond Carver -- are often afforded the highest critical praise. In Short Story Writing: A Practical Treatise on the Art of the Short Story, Charles Raymond Barrett offers simple, straightforward tips and advice that will help any aspiring author sharpen their short-story writing skills.
This is an anthology for people who love story-telling. Our one hundred classic masterpieces were selected purely for their capacity to delight, instruct and charm. In this collection, readers will encounter some of the finest writing in world literature. We have chosen to arrange the stories thematically, dividing the anthology into ten parts as follows: 1) Characters 2) Animals 3) Epiphanies 4) Mystery and Adventure 5) Horror and Ghosts 6) Strange, Surreal and Fantastic 7) Humour, Satire and Tall Tales 8) Love 9) Summer Tales 10) Winter Tales Please view the preview of this book for a full listing of contents. We hope this arrangement will encourage readers to move between the different parts of the anthology as their interest takes them, discovering as they do so, the shared sensibilities of authors remote in time and place. Though these stories vary enormously in theme, tone and setting—from Russian snow storms, to spiritual epiphanies in Winesburg, Ohio—each of them has enthralled readers across generations; is exemplary in its attention to detail and evocation of mood; resists all simplistic and univocal interpretations, and remains as fresh and penetrating today as when it was first written. At Elsinore Books we pride ourselves on creating beautiful e-books, and devote great attention to formatting, and ease of navigation. This book contains a cleanly-styled contents page that permits easy movement between the stories. Contents: Part 1: Characters Gusev — Anton Chekhov Boule de Suif — Guy de Maupassant Alyosha the Pot — Leo Tolstoy Mateo Falcone — Prosper Mérimée Little Brother — Mary E. Mann Bartleby, The Scrivener — Herman Melville The Lightning-Rod Man — Herman Melville The Ambitious Guest — Nathaniel Hawthorne The Darling — Anton Chekhov A Simple Heart — Gustave Flaubert Part 2: Animals Sredni Vashta — Saki Kholstomer, The Story of a Horse — Leo Tolstoy A Dark-Brown Dog — Stephen Crane Kashtanka — Anton Chekhov The Cat That Walked By Himself — Rudyard Kipling The Black Cat — Edgar Allan Poe The Fly — Katherine Mansfield The Boar-Pig — Saki The Tiger Guest — Pu Songling Jackals and Arabs — Franz Kafka Part 3: Epiphanies Araby — James Joyce The Dead — James Joyce The Strength of God — Sherwood Anderson The Egg — Sherwood Anderson A Death in the Desert — Willa Cather Roman Fever — Edith Wharton The Story of an Hour — Kate Chopin Home Sickness — George Moore The Madonna of the Future — Henry James The Kiss — Anton Chekhov Part 4: Mystery and Adventure The Red-Headed League — Arthur Conan Doyle The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle — Arthur Conan Doyle The Arrow of Heaven — G. K. Chesterton The Sign of the Broken Sword — G. K. Chesterton The Purloined Letter — Edgar Allan Poe The Master of Mystery — Jack London The Problem of Cell 13 — Jacques Futrelle The Three Stranger — Thomas Hardy The Diamond as Big as the Ritz — F. Scott Fitzgerald A Jury of Her Peers — Susan Glaspell Part 5: Horror and Ghosts The Body Snatcher — Robert Louis Stevenson The Signal-Man — Charles Dickens August Heat — W. F. Harvey The Monkey’s Paw — W. W. Jacobs “Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You my Lad” — M. R. James The Phantom Coach — Amelia Edwards The Horla — Guy de Maupassant An Inhabitant of Carcosa — Ambrose Bierce Schalken the Painter — Sheridan Le Fanu The Cask of Amontillado — Edgar Allan Poe Please "Look inside" to see the complete listing.
Author: Charles Barrett
Release Date: 2016-07-31
A practical treatise on the art of the short story, designed to present concretely the rules of the art. It is a working manual, not a collection of untried theories. It tells how to write a story with reference to the requirements of contemporary editors. "Both an interesting and useful book. While it is concerned with the special application of rhetorical principles to a particular department of literary art, it carries a general application that all literary workers may profit by, as in its chapters on Titles, Style, and the Labor of Authorship. Perusal of it is likely also to promote among readers a desirable repugnance to the inferior stuff which wastes time that might be better employed. Mr. Barrett's purpose is in the interest of novices who would learn the art of telling a short story as it should be told. His precepts are pointed with numerous critiques upon specimens of poor work, and enriched by references to various books and articles on the subject which amplify and re-enforce his presentation of principles and rules." -Outlook "Based upon deductions made by the author in the course of work as student, writer and critic of short stories. Specially brings out the requirements of contemporary editors. Principles laid down are illustrated by extracts from actual short stories, both good and bad." -The Book News Monthly "If the countless thousands of would-be authors who are writing or who contemplate writing a short story would diligently study 'Short Story Writing,' by Charles Raymond Barrett, Ph.B., many an over-worked editor would find his burdens lightened. For the would-be author will realize, after he has read Mr. Barrett's book, that to write a successful short story is an achievement beyond the power of ninety-nine men out of a hundred. The book is no mere presentation of theories on the part of the author. It is the result of careful analysis of the great short stories of the English language. Not only does the author show the inherent qualities of greatness which some of these stories possess, he also gives extracts from various amateur and unsuccessful stories, by which he shows plainly what a writer of short stories must not do. This treatment is one of the most helpful characteristics of his book. Mr. Barrett has treated the subject with admirable fullness....Readers of short stories as well as would-be authors will find the book interesting." -Public Opinion "Aims to give directions on all phases of the subject." -Printer's Ink "Competent young writers who seriously desire to do something worthwhile along the line of hte short story will do well to read Charles Raymond Barrett's 'Short Story Writing.' The author makes some very wise and remarkably practical suggestions. He defines the curious limitations and canons of this peculiar art form, the short story, in a clear and discriminating way. He classifies short stories, speaks helpfully of the selection of plots, talks judiciously of good and bad titles, of the use of facts, of character painting, of methods of narration, and of style. In the last chapter he gives sound advice on the quest of a market. Neither Mr. Barrett nor anyone else could turn the average man or woman into a successful short story writer, but Mr. Barrett can give a lot of good pointers." -The Chautauquan "A volume of definition, criticism and instruction. Sensible and based upon careful and intelligent study. Young writers will do wisely to read it and heed it." -Congregationalist "The book can hardly fail to be of much practical assistance to the novice in short-story writing." -Review of Reviews
Author: Vanessa Gebbie
Release Date: 2013-04-01
Genre: Short story
Short Circuit fills a real gap in the text book market. Written by 24 prizewinning writers and teachers of writing, this book is intensely practical. Each expert discusses necessary craft issues: their own writing processes, sharing tried and tested writing exercises and lists of published work they find inspirational. Endorsed by The National Association of Writers in Education, it became recommended or required reading for Creative Writing courses in the UK and beyond, including Goldsmiths, The University of Kent at Canterbury, Glasgow University, John Cabot University in Rome, Stockholm University in Sweden, Sussex University, Brighton University, Edge Hill University, Chichester University, The National University of Ireland in Galway, and University Campus Suffolk, at Ipswich.
Author: George W. Gerwig
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
Release Date: 2008-11
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2014-05-22
This stunning collection of short stories by Nobel Prize–winning author, Ernest Hemingway, contains a lifetime of work—ranging from fan favorites to several stories only available in this compilation. In this definitive collection of short stories, you will delight in Ernest Hemingway's most beloved classics such as “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” “Hills Like White Elephants,” and “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place,” and discover seven new tales published for the first time in this collection. For Hemingway fans The Complete Short Stories is an invaluable treasury.
The definitive collection of a great American writer's stories. Published in the UK for the first time Rick Bass is unsurpassed in his ability to perceive and portray the enduring truths of the human heart. Collected here for the first time is the definitive volume of his stories, selected from thirty years of work, which will confirm his reputation as one of the most astonishing American writers today. To read his fiction is to feel more alive, and to be captivated by his expression of the vastness of human experience and the awesome beauty of the natural world. The men and women in these stories live with intensity and tenderness, struggling against their fate at the moment of recognition. Rick Bass's sentences resonate with lush and exquisite language and his writing can both shock and astonish. The stories collected in For a Little While - brimming with magic and wonder, filled with hard-won empathy, marbled throughout with astonishing imagery - have the power both to devastate and uplift. Rick Bass, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist for his memoir Why I Came West, was born and raised in Texas, worked as a petroleum geologist in Mississippi, and has lived in Montana's Yaak Valley for almost thirty years. His short fiction, which has appeared on the New Yorker, The Atlantic, Esquire, GQ and the Paris Review, as well as numerous times in The Best American Short Stories, has earned him multiple O. Henry Awards and Pushcart Prizes in addition to NEA and Guggenheim fellowships. He is the writer in residence at Montana State University.
Short Circuit is the first textbook written by prize-winning writers for students and more experienced practitioners of the short story. The 288 page guide brings together twenty-four specially-commissioned essays from well-published short story writers who are also prize winners of the toughest short story competitions in the English language, including five essays from winners of The Bridport Prize. There are interviews with Clare Wigfall - winner of The National Short Story Award - and with Tobias Hill whose short story collection won the PEN/Macmillan Silver Pen Award.
Author: Daniel Halpern
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Release Date: 1999
A wide-ranging collection of short stories celebrates the postwar masters of the form, including Russell Banks, T. C. Boyle, Amos Oz, Martin Amis, Salman Rushdie, Ann Beatie, Margaret Atwood, Joyce Carol Oates, Ben Okri, Angela Cater, and many others. Reprint.
Author: Per Winther
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Release Date: 2004-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
The Art of Brevity gathers fresh ideas about the theory and writing of short fiction from around the globe to produce an international, inclusive exploration of the steadily growing field of short story studies. Though Anglo-American scholars have served as the primary developers of contemporary short story theory since the field's inception in the 1960s, this volume adds the contributions of scholars living in other parts of the world. Such Anglo-American pioneers as Mary Rohrberger, Charles May, Susan Lohafer, and John Gerlach join with short fiction scholars at universities in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Canada to build academic bridges and expand the field, geographically as well as conceptually. Contributors to the volume weave together themes of time, space, compression, mystery, reader response, and narrative closure. They discuss writers as varied as Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Sarah Orne Jewett, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Ernest Hemingway, Mavis Gallant, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, and Robert Olen Butler. the nineteenth-century queer short story, and contemporary Danish short shorts.