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The Resource The Classic Short Story, 1870-1925: Theory of a Genre, (electronic book)

The Classic Short Story, 1870-1925: Theory of a Genre, (electronic book)

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The Classic Short Story, 1870-1925: Theory of a Genre
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The Classic Short Story, 1870-1925: Theory of a Genre
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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
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EBZ
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Goyet, Florence
LC call number
PN441
LC item number
.G694 2014eb
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The Classic Short Story, 1870-1925: Theory of a Genre, (electronic book)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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ebs2493142e
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unknown
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electronic
Isbn
9781909254770
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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remote
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(EBZ)ebs2493142e
Label
The Classic Short Story, 1870-1925: Theory of a Genre, (electronic book)
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebs2493142e
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781909254770
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(EBZ)ebs2493142e

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