The Art of the Short Story

January 11, 2020 - Comment

This affordably-priced collection presents masterpieces of short fiction from 52 of the greatest story writers of all time. From Sherwood Anderson to Virginia Woolf, this anthology encompasses a rich global and historical mix of the very best works of short fiction and presents them in a way students will find accessible, engaging, and relevant. The

This affordably-priced collection presents masterpieces of short fiction from 52 of the greatest story writers of all time. From Sherwood Anderson to Virginia Woolf, this anthology encompasses a rich global and historical mix of the very best works of short fiction and presents them in a way students will find accessible, engaging, and relevant. The book’s unique integration of biographical and critical background gives students a more intimate understanding of the works and their authors.

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  • Longman Publishing Group

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Anonymous says:

Indispensable. The literary Equivalent of teaching someone to fish. My personal taste in fiction leans toward the middlebrow. I like some great literature that’s been canonized, but most of that great literature was either underrated in its own time or mostly ignored, dismissed with a haughty sniff as adventure fiction or pulp.High literature, that scaffolding upon which people build careers as critics and theorists, is usually aggressively about nothing, or at least anti-plot in my opinion. A detective gets an assignment from a beautiful woman to…

Anonymous says:

One Never Knows What Will Happen I purchased this book under duress.. my Critique Group, a writing group, decided to explore some literary writing to perfect our craft. Now, most of the world never reads literary writing, (so sorry, look it up) though many more do talk of it… I grew up from grammar school through college reading ONLY literary writing. So I was well fatigued with it by the time I finished. I had found my way to more colloquial genre novels, and of course, real history, and almost every non-fiction topic under…

Anonymous says:

The most important book on short stories I have found so far. I chose this rating because this book is a treasure but 5 stars don’t begin to define it’s quality.52 authors are represented through both their stories and their essays on the craft of short story.Dana Gioia has unleashed a much needed reminder to writers, readers and publishers that the short story is unequalled in it’s ability to capture an enduring truth in a flicker of time and experience.In one book, readers can enjoy compare and analyze the best short stories ever…

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