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The Classic Short Story, 1870-1925 : Theory of a Genre, Florence Goyet

Label
The Classic Short Story, 1870-1925 : Theory of a Genre
Title
The Classic Short Story, 1870-1925
Title remainder
Theory of a Genre
Statement of responsibility
Florence Goyet
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 Ryunosuke--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."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
E7B
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Goyet, Florence
Dewey number
801.95
Index
index present
LC call number
PN441
LC item number
.G694 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Literature
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Label
The Classic Short Story, 1870-1925 : Theory of a Genre, Florence Goyet
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Table of Contents""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Introduction""; ""PART I: STRUCTURE""; ""1. Paroxystic Characterisation""; ""Extremes in the fantastic short story""; ""2. Antithetic Structure""; ""Secondary tensions""; ""Editing antithetic tension: Maupassant and James""; ""3. Ending with a Twist""; ""The “twist-in-the-tailâ€? and antithetic tension ""; ""The “Twist-in-the-tailâ€? and retroreading""; ""“Openâ€? texts and tension""; ""4. The Tools of Brevity""; ""Preconstructed material""; ""Character types""; ""Recurring characters and empty characters""; ""Tight focus""
  • ""Permanence of types""""5. Conclusion to Part I""; ""Hypotyposis and schematisation""; ""Short stories, sensational news items and serials""; ""The short story: privileged object of narratology""; ""PART II: MEDIA""; ""6. Exoticism in the Classic Short Story""; ""The role of the press""; ""Exotic subjects""; ""The constraints of the newspapers""; ""Exceptions to the rule""; ""7. Short Stories and the Travelogue""; ""Praise of nature, criticism of culture""; ""From vision to judgement: guidelines for description""; ""PART III: READER, CHARACTER AND AUTHOR""; ""8. A Foreign World""
  • ""An explicit distance""""The use of types: subversion or immersion?""; ""“Deceptive representationsâ€? of reality""; ""The great man""; ""“We are simply the caseâ€?: James and abstract entities""; ""Reading at face value: the double distance""; ""9. Dialogue and Character Discreditation""; ""Direct and indirect speech: Vergaâ€?s novel versus short stories""; ""Dialect and distancing""; ""Foreign terms""; ""10. The Narrator, the Reflector and the Reader""; ""Unreliable narrators and reflectors""; ""Reliable narrators and reflectors""; ""11. Distance and Emotion""
  • ""The short story with a dilemma""""Readersâ€? emotional response to the classic short story""; ""12. Conclusion to Part III: Are Dostoevskyâ€?s Short Stories Polyphonic?""; ""Epilogue: Beyond the Classic Short Story""; ""Lengthy stories: the long Yvette after the brief Yveline""; ""Fantastic tales: the deconstruction of the self""; ""Authors at a crossroads""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""read""; ""Naturalism""; ""Parox""; ""Verga""; ""James1""; ""Chek""; ""fan2""; ""Mau""; ""Stev""; ""ohen""; ""Verg1""; ""Tieck""; ""Akutagawa1""; ""James2""; ""Akutagawa2""; ""Chek1""; ""Mau1""; ""James""
  • ""James3""""end""; ""Chek2""; ""Mau2""; ""retro""; ""Chek3""; ""fan3""; ""Mau3""; ""read1""; ""precon""; ""read2""; ""type""; ""type1""; ""read3""; ""Chek5""; ""prov""; ""Mau4""; ""cyc""; ""emo""; ""James5""; ""James4""; ""type2""; ""Mau5""; ""James6""; ""hyp""; ""fait""; ""novel""; ""news""; ""Mau6""; ""news1""; ""Gil""; ""Fanful""; ""Ver2""; ""Ver3""; ""Chek6""; ""sat""; ""int""; ""read4""; ""Joyce""; ""Prou""; ""Mau7""; ""read5""; ""News2""
Control code
ocn878145065
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (223 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781909254763
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5qrchw
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)878145065
Label
The Classic Short Story, 1870-1925 : Theory of a Genre, Florence Goyet
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Table of Contents""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Introduction""; ""PART I: STRUCTURE""; ""1. Paroxystic Characterisation""; ""Extremes in the fantastic short story""; ""2. Antithetic Structure""; ""Secondary tensions""; ""Editing antithetic tension: Maupassant and James""; ""3. Ending with a Twist""; ""The “twist-in-the-tailâ€? and antithetic tension ""; ""The “Twist-in-the-tailâ€? and retroreading""; ""“Openâ€? texts and tension""; ""4. The Tools of Brevity""; ""Preconstructed material""; ""Character types""; ""Recurring characters and empty characters""; ""Tight focus""
  • ""Permanence of types""""5. Conclusion to Part I""; ""Hypotyposis and schematisation""; ""Short stories, sensational news items and serials""; ""The short story: privileged object of narratology""; ""PART II: MEDIA""; ""6. Exoticism in the Classic Short Story""; ""The role of the press""; ""Exotic subjects""; ""The constraints of the newspapers""; ""Exceptions to the rule""; ""7. Short Stories and the Travelogue""; ""Praise of nature, criticism of culture""; ""From vision to judgement: guidelines for description""; ""PART III: READER, CHARACTER AND AUTHOR""; ""8. A Foreign World""
  • ""An explicit distance""""The use of types: subversion or immersion?""; ""“Deceptive representationsâ€? of reality""; ""The great man""; ""“We are simply the caseâ€?: James and abstract entities""; ""Reading at face value: the double distance""; ""9. Dialogue and Character Discreditation""; ""Direct and indirect speech: Vergaâ€?s novel versus short stories""; ""Dialect and distancing""; ""Foreign terms""; ""10. The Narrator, the Reflector and the Reader""; ""Unreliable narrators and reflectors""; ""Reliable narrators and reflectors""; ""11. Distance and Emotion""
  • ""The short story with a dilemma""""Readersâ€? emotional response to the classic short story""; ""12. Conclusion to Part III: Are Dostoevskyâ€?s Short Stories Polyphonic?""; ""Epilogue: Beyond the Classic Short Story""; ""Lengthy stories: the long Yvette after the brief Yveline""; ""Fantastic tales: the deconstruction of the self""; ""Authors at a crossroads""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""read""; ""Naturalism""; ""Parox""; ""Verga""; ""James1""; ""Chek""; ""fan2""; ""Mau""; ""Stev""; ""ohen""; ""Verg1""; ""Tieck""; ""Akutagawa1""; ""James2""; ""Akutagawa2""; ""Chek1""; ""Mau1""; ""James""
  • ""James3""""end""; ""Chek2""; ""Mau2""; ""retro""; ""Chek3""; ""fan3""; ""Mau3""; ""read1""; ""precon""; ""read2""; ""type""; ""type1""; ""read3""; ""Chek5""; ""prov""; ""Mau4""; ""cyc""; ""emo""; ""James5""; ""James4""; ""type2""; ""Mau5""; ""James6""; ""hyp""; ""fait""; ""novel""; ""news""; ""Mau6""; ""news1""; ""Gil""; ""Fanful""; ""Ver2""; ""Ver3""; ""Chek6""; ""sat""; ""int""; ""read4""; ""Joyce""; ""Prou""; ""Mau7""; ""read5""; ""News2""
Control code
ocn878145065
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (223 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781909254763
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5qrchw
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)878145065

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