Description : Translations of six stories accompany seven papers from a workshop on critical approaches to modern Chinese short stories held at the U. of Hawaii in December 1982. With one exception, the essays analyze the stories presented, looking at such factors as the psychological structure, the narrator, ide
Description : This collection of essays maintaining links with theory and practice applies a critical approach to the short story form. Some are theoretical in orientation, covering such issues as gender and marginality, while others offer readings of works by writers such as Alice Munro and John McGahern.
Description : Beginning with a brief history and evolution of the short story genre, alongside an overview of the key short story writers, and an explanatory chapter of literary criticism, this book aims to give readers insight into the works by canonical British, Irish, and American authors, including Edgar Allan Poe, James Joyce, Flannery O'Connor, and more. Applying close reading skills and critical literary approaches to twelve selected short stories in English, this work conducts comparative analyses to reveal the interrelationships between the texts, the authors, the readers, and the sociocultural contexts. Developed and tested in literature classes at university over several semesters, this book addresses key issues, topics and trends in the short story genre.
Description : "Andrew Shail has devised a marvellous format for the occasion: eight stories, reprinted in full and accompanied by their original illustrations, followed by valuable critical commentary by eminent film scholars ... A work of impeccable and imaginative scholarship."---Maria DiBattista, Princeton University --Book Jacket.
Description : Reading Faulkner's Best Short Stories provides readers with an introduction to Faulkner as a short story writer and offers close readings of twelve of his best short stories selected on the basis of literary quality as representatives of his most successful achievements within the genre.
Description : These classic American stories, each adapted for classroom use, are an enjoyable way for students to develop an understanding of American language and literature, culture and character. Historic photographs and illustrations acquaint students with the time, place, and cultural atmoshphere of each selection.
Description : Guide to short story writing for secondary students in years 9Q11. Presents a variety of stories to analyse by contemporary Australian and NZ authors. Provides written and oral exercises and models for story writing. Includes a bibliography. The author is an English teacher whose short stories have appeared in a variety of anthologies and journals. He won the Mary Grant Bruce Award for children's literature in 1984.