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The Cambridge Introduction to the American Short Story
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  • Page extent: 302 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.45 kg
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 (ISBN-13: 9780521533812 | ISBN-10: 0521533813)

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Contents




Acknowledgements page ix
 
Chapter 1 Introduction 1
Chapter 2 The short story as ironic myth: Washington Irving and William Austin 10
Chapter 3 Nathaniel Hawthorne 19
Chapter 4 Edgar Allan Poe 31
Chapter 5 Herman Melville 43
Chapter 6 New territories: Bret Harte and Mark Twain 53
Chapter 7 Realism, the grotesque and impressionism: Hamlin Garland, Ambrose Bierce and Stephen Crane 65
Chapter 8 Henry James 78
Chapter 9 Rebecca Harding Davis, Sarah Orne Jewett and Mary Wilkins Freeman 88
Chapter 10 Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton and Willa Cather 96
Chapter 11 Growth, fragmentation, new aesthetics and new voices in the early twentieth century 107
Chapter 12 O. Henry and Jack London 115
Chapter 13 Sherwood Anderson 128
Chapter 14 Ernest Hemingway 139
Chapter 15 F. Scott Fitzgerald 150
Chapter 16 William Faulkner 160
Chapter 17 Katherine Anne Porter, Eudora Welty and Flannery O'Connor 170
Chapter 18 Charles Chesnutt, Richard Wright, James Baldwin and the African American short story to 1965 183
Chapter 19 Aspects of the American short story 1930–1980 195
Chapter 20 Two traditions and the changing idea of the mainstream 208
Chapter 21 The postmodern short story in America 217
Chapter 22 Raymond Carver 226
Chapter 23 Epilogue: the contemporary American short story 236
 
Notes 239
Guide to further reading 256
Index 281

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