The New Short Story Theories

The New Short Story Theories

The present edition reflects the renaissance in the short story, retaining a few key pieces from the earlier volume, but mostly bringing tog

Author: Charles Edward May

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015032577895

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 337

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A collection of essays that comprises a sourcebook for the study of the short story, originally published in 1976 as Short Story Theories (and cited in BCL3 ). The present edition reflects the renaissance in the short story, retaining a few key pieces from the earlier volume, but mostly bringing tog
Categories: Literary Criticism

Short Story Theories

Short Story Theories

A collection of essays by twenty short-story writers and critics, ranging from Poe to Gordimer, offers theoretical analyses of and approaches to the short story, considered as a distinct and significant genre

Author: Charles Edward May

Publisher: [Athens] : Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821402218

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

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A collection of essays by twenty short-story writers and critics, ranging from Poe to Gordimer, offers theoretical analyses of and approaches to the short story, considered as a distinct and significant genre
Categories: Literary Criticism

Short Story Theories

Short Story Theories

The aim of this collection is to explore the most recent theoretical issues raised by the short story as a genre and to offer theoretical and practical perspectives on the form.

Author: Viorica Patea

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789401208390

Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

Page: 355

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Short Story Theories: A Twenty-First-Century Perspective problematizes different aspects of the renewal and development of the short story. The aim of this collection is to explore the most recent theoretical issues raised by the short story as a genre and to offer theoretical and practical perspectives on the form. Centering as it does on specific authors and on the wider implications of short story poetics, this collection presents a new series of essays that both reinterpret canonical writers of the genre and advance new critical insights on the most recent trends and contemporary authors. Theorizations about genre reflect on different aspects of the short story from a multiplicity of perspectives and take the form of historical and aesthetic considerations, gender-centered accounts, and examinations that attend to reader-response theory, cognitive patterns, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, postcolonial studies, postmodern techniques, and contemporary uses of minimalist forms. Looking ahead, this collection traces the evolution of the short story from Chaucer through the Romantic writings of Poe to the postmodern developments and into the twenty-first century. This volume will prove of interest to scholars and graduate students working in the fields of the short story and of literature in general. In addition, the readability and analytical transparence of these essays make them accessible to a more general readership interested in fiction.
Categories: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

The Short Story

The Short Story

The short story is one of the most difficult types of prose to write and one of the most pleasurable to read.

Author: Charles E. May

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136747892

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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The short story is one of the most difficult types of prose to write and one of the most pleasurable to read. From Boccaccio's Decameron to The Collected Stories of Reynolds Price, Charles May gives us an understanding of the history and structure of this demanding form of fiction. Beginning with a general history of the genre, he moves on to focus on the nineteenth-century when the modern short story began to come into focus. From there he moves on to later nineteenth-century realism and early twentieth-century formalism and finally to the modern renaissance of the form that shows no signs of abating. A chronology of significant events, works and figures from the genre's history, notes and references and an extensive bibliographic essay with recommended reading round out the volume.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Short Short Story

The Short Short Story

In The New Short Story Theories, edited by Charles May. Athens: Ohio University
Press. Harris, Wendell V. 1994. “Vision and Form: The English Novel and the
Emergence of the Short Story.” In The New Short Story Theories, edited by
Charles ...

Author: José Flávio Nogueira Guimarães

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 9781622129980

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 79

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This book proposes a study of a new postmodern prose fiction genre, the short-short story. Considerations of generic classifications and boundaries are followed by an historical overview and analysis of short fiction from the nineteenth to twenty-first centuries, especially under the influence of the Russian Anton Chekhov, who is regarded as the father of the modern short story. The postmodern short-short story is seen as emerging from this trend, a hybrid genre with characteristics of the narrative language of her prose genres such as the short story and the journalistic writing. The cluster of features, such as condensation, lack of character development, surprise endings, etc., which is seen as characteristic of the short-short story, are discussed, and ten examples are summarized and analyzed, including two traditional short stories for contrast. It is seen that the short-short story may be further broken into what is called “the new sudden fiction” and the even shorter and more radical “flash fiction.”
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Edinburgh Companion to the Short Story in English

Edinburgh Companion to the Short Story in English

The New Short Story Theories (Athens: Ohio University Press, 1994), pp. 147–64.
Gourgouris, Stathis, Does Literature Think? Literature as Theory for an
Antimythical Era (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2003). Howe, Irving, '
Introduction' ...

Author: Paul Delaney

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474400664

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 316

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The first scholarly edition of Stevenson's essays, involving a full and comparative examination of manuscripts, magazine and volume publications
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Short Story

The Short Story

Reprinted in The New Short Story Theories edited by Charles E. May, 73-80.
Athens Ohio: Ohio University Press, 1994. —. “Introduction,” The Short-Story (
1907) available on http://bartleby.com/195/101.html (accessed January 12th,
2008).

Author: Ailsa Cox

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443807524

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 942

Long regarded as an undervalued and marginalised genre, the short story is undergoing a renaissance. The Short Story celebrates its unique appeal. Practitioners and scholars address the issues facing short story criticism in the 21st century. Author A.L. Kennedy shares the pleasures and frustrations of writing the short story in the literary marketplace. This is followed by an assessment of recent attempts to promote short story readership in the UK. Other contributors look at forms such as the short-short and the short story sequence. The range of authors discussed includes Martin Amis, Anita Desai, Salman Rushdie and James Joyce. The short story is the most international of genres; this is reflected in chapters on Jorge Luis Borges and Italo Calvino and on Japanese short fiction. Postcolonial and translation theory are combined with the close reading of specific texts. Neglected authors, such as the Welsh writer Dorothy Edwards and the colonial figure Frank Swettenham, are re-evaluated and we also consider genre writing, with chapters on crime fiction and Ray Bradbury’s Martian Chronicles. Integrating theory and practice, The Short Story will appeal both to writers and to students of literary criticism.
Categories: Fiction

Sex Race and Family in Contemporary American Short Stories

Sex  Race  and Family in Contemporary American Short Stories

New York: Longmans, Green, 1888. Rpt. in The New Short Story Theories. Ed.
Charles E. May. Athens, OH: Ohio UP, 1994. 73–80. May, Charles E. Introduction.
The New Short Story Theories. Ed. Charles E. May. Athens, OH: Ohio UP, 1994.

Author: M. Bostrom

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230607484

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 721

This book reveals a female sexual economy in the marketplace of contemporary short fiction which locates a struggle for sexual power between mothers and daughters within a larger struggle to pursue that object of the American dream: whiteness.
Categories: Literary Criticism

American Short Story since 1950

American Short Story since 1950

42–56. Poe, Essays and Reviews, pp. 1293, 148,572. Elizabeth Bowen, The
Faber Book of Modern Short Stories, in May (ed.), The New Short Story Theories,
p. 260. 41. Brander Matthews, The Philosophy of the Short-Story, in May (ed.) ...

Author: Kasia Boddy

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748686537

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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This book focuses specifically on short fiction written since 1950, a particularly rich and diverse period in the history of the form. A selective approach has been taken, focusing on the best and most representative work.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Speaking of the short story

Speaking of the short story

His much-revised collection, The New Short Story Theories came out in 1994. In
addition to his books, he is a prolific contributor to such journals as Style and
Studies in Short Fiction. Charles May is a professor of English at California State
 ...

Author: Farhat Iftekharuddin

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1617034800

Category: Authors, American

Page: 253

View: 599

Here twenty-one interviews (eighteen with contemporary writers and three with scholars of the short story) reveal the demanding and exhilarating requirements the short story imposes upon its practitioners. Although amateurs delight in writing stories, form proves to demand a master touch, like that of the interviewees.
Categories: Authors, American

The Classic Short Story 1870 1925

The Classic Short Story  1870 1925

Theory of a Genre Florence Goyet ... 41 Mary Louise Pratt, “The Short Story: The
Long and the Short of It”, Poetics, 10 (1981), 175-94; also in The New Short Story
Theories, ed. by Charles E. May (Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 1994), pp.

Author: Florence Goyet

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 9781909254756

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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The ability to construct a nuanced narrative or complex character in the constrained form of the short story has sometimes been seen as the ultimate test of an author's creativity. Yet during the time when the short story was at its most popular - the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries - even the greatest writers followed strict generic conventions that were far from subtle. This expanded and updated translation of Florence Goyet's influential La Nouvelle, 1870-1925: Description d'un genre à son apogée (Paris, 1993) is the only study to focus exclusively on this classic period across different continents. Ranging through French, English, Italian, Russian and Japanese writing - particularly the stories of Guy de Maupassant, Henry James, Giovanni Verga, Anton Chekhov and Akutagawa Ry?nosuke - Goyet shows that these authors were able to create brilliant and successful short stories using the very simple 'tools of brevity' of that period. In this challenging and far-reaching study, Goyet looks at classic short stories in the context in which they were read at the time: cheap newspapers and higher-end periodicals. She demonstrates that, despite the apparent intention of these stories to question bourgeois ideals, they mostly affirmed the prejudices of their readers. In doing so, her book forces us to re-think our preconceptions about this 'forgotten' genre.
Categories: Fiction

Marginal Genre Major Form

Marginal Genre  Major Form

Author: Susan Marie Rochette-Crawley

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89053585402

Category: Short story

Page: 562

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Categories: Short story

The Realist Short Story of the Powerful Glimpse

The Realist Short Story of the Powerful Glimpse

Does this model have value for reading other realist short stories that feature
verisimilitude plus a distinctive range of ... in Charles E . May ' s introduction to his
influential edition of The New Short Story Theories ( 1994 ) : " Short stories are ...

Author: Kerry McSweeney

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570036950

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 136

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An aesthetic perspective on the short fiction of Chekhov, Joyce, Hemingway, OConnor, and Carver
Categories: Literary Criticism

Contemporary Debates on the Short Story

Contemporary Debates on the Short Story

Introduction The short story is experiencing nowadays an impulse that was
unthinkable twenty years ago , and the most ... Many examples demonstrate this
point : in the now modern classic The New Short Story Theories ( 1994 ) , Charles
E ...

Author: José R. Ibáñez

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039112465

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 179

For nearly a century of being underestimated as a literary genre, the short story is currently experiencing a revival. The editors of this collection of articles have brought together the contributions of nine outstanding scholars in the field of the short story to reveal some of the many directions in which the genre is expanding. This book is a reasoned and well-documented anthology which casts light on new aspects of the short story. It participates in the current trend of short story criticism, characterized by the gathering in one single volume of a diversity of approaches with the main aim of promoting discussion on this thriving area of literary studies. The editors of this volume believe that a fruitful tension may rise by putting side by side insights into a not so well known tradition, on the one hand, and fresh considerations on unexpected developments of the short story, on the other. All in all, the short story emerges as a dynamic and flexible form that reacts and adapts itself better than any other literary genre to the challenges of the sceptical times we live in.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Writing the Frontier

Writing the Frontier

Too often, the 'English short story... is only a little English Novel, or an incident or
episode from an English Novel.... Most of the ... in Charles E. May, ed., The New
Short Story Theories (Athens: Ohio University Press, 1994), 104. 6 Lisa Niles ...

Author: John McCourt

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198729600

Category: Great Britain

Page: 313

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Writing the Frontier: Anthony Trollope between Britain and Ireland is the first book-length study of the great Victorian novelist's relationship with Ireland, the country which was his home for 15 years and was the location of his first personal and professional successes. It offers an in-depth exploration of Trollope's time in Ireland as a rising Post Office official, contextualising his Irish novels and short stories and his ongoing interest in thecountry, its people, and its relationship with Britain. When given their just place, Trollope's neglected Irish novels alter our overall view of the writer and show him occupying a unique mediating position inrepresenting Ireland to an English public.
Categories: Great Britain

Bernard MacLaverty New Critical Readings

Bernard MacLaverty  New Critical Readings

The New Short Story Theories. Ed. Charles E. May. Athens: Ohio University Press
, 1994. 263–7. Haslam, Richard. “Character and Construction in Bernard
MacLaverty's Early Short Stories about the Troubles.” Irish University Review
41.2 ...

Author: Richard Rankin Russell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441142689

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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The author of such works as Lamb, Cal, and Grace Notes, Bernard MacLaverty is one of Northern Ireland's leading-and most prolific-contemporary writers. Bringing together leading scholars from a full range of critical perspectives, this is a comprehensive survey of contemporary scholarship on MacLaverty. Covering all of his novels and many of his short stories, the book explores the ways in which the author has grappled with such themes as The Troubles, the Holocaust, Catholicism, and music. Bernard MacLaverty: Critical Readings also includes coverage of the film adaptations of his work.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Cinema and the Imagination in Katherine Mansfield s Writing

Cinema and the Imagination in Katherine Mansfield s Writing

(1976) The New Short Story Theories (Athens, OH: Ohio UP), p. 152. C. Hanson (
1989) Introduction to Re-reading the Short Story, ed. C. Hanson (Basingstoke,
Hampshire: Macmillan), p. 6. C. Drewery (2011) Modernist Short Fiction by ...

Author: M. Ascari

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137400369

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 108

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Using silent cinema as a critical lens enables us to reassess Katherine Mansfield's entire literary career. Starting from the awareness that innovation in literature is often the outcome of hybridisation, this book discusses not only a single case study, but also the intermedia exchanges in which literary modernism at large is rooted.
Categories: Performing Arts

Reading Theories in Contemporary Fiction

Reading Theories in Contemporary Fiction

Luckhurst, Roger and Marks, Peter (1999), Literature and the Contemporary:
Fictions and Theories of the Present. ... New York; Guildford: Columbia University
Press. ... for the short story: matters of production, reproduction, and consumption'
in Susan Lohafer and Jo Ellyn Clarey (eds), Short Story Theory at a Crossroads.

Author: Lisa McNally

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441190260

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Even after the upheavals wrought by Theory, literary criticism has generally ignored the act and experience of reading itself, proceeding as though something so fundamental to our experience of texts could be taken for granted. Reading Theories in Contemporary Fiction draws on deconstruction and the thought of Jacques Derrida to explore the ways in which contemporary fiction engages with reading, its power, the elusive nature of its experience and the failures of understanding inherent in it. Along the way, the book proceeds through close readings of such authors as J.M. Coetzee, David Mitchell, Toni Morrison and Philip Roth.
Categories: Literary Criticism