By Alfred Bendixen, James Nagel
A significant other to the yank brief Story lines the advance of this flexible literary style over the last 2 hundred years.
- Sets the fast tale in context, taking note of the interplay of cultural forces and aesthetic rules
- Contributes to the continuing redefinition of the yank canon, with shut cognizance to the achievements of ladies writers in addition to such vital genres because the ghost tale and detective fiction
- Embraces diversified traditions together with African-American, Jewish-American, Latino, Native-American, and local brief tale writing
- Includes a piece fascinated about particular authors and texts, from Edgar Allen Poe to John Updike
Chapter 1 The Emergence and improvement of the yankee brief tale (pages 1–19): Alfred Bendixen
Chapter 2 Poe and the yank brief tale (pages 20–34): Benjamin F. Fisher
Chapter three A consultant to Melville's “Bartleby, the Scrivener” (pages 35–49): Steven T. Ryan
Chapter four in the direction of background and past: Hawthorne and the yankee brief tale (pages 50–67): Alfred Bendixen
Chapter five Charles W. Chesnutt and the Fictions of a “New” the USA (pages 68–77): Charles Duncan
Chapter 6 Mark Twain and the yank comedian brief tale (pages 78–90): David E. E. Sloane
Chapter 7 New England Local?Color Literature: A Colonial Formation (pages 91–104): Josephine Donovan
Chapter eight Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Feminist culture of the yankee brief tale (pages 105–117): Martha J. Cutter
Chapter nine the quick tales of Edith Wharton (pages 118–132): Donna Campbell
Chapter 10 the fast tales of Stephen Crane (pages 133–151): Paul Sorrentino
Chapter eleven Kate Chopin (pages 152–170): Charlotte Rich
Chapter 12 Frank Norris and Jack London (pages 171–186): Jeanne Campbell Reesman
Chapter thirteen From “Water Drops” to common moves: 19th? and Early Twentieth?Century brief Fiction and Social swap (pages 187–214): Andrew J. Furer
Chapter 14 the 20 th Century: A interval of Innovation and Continuity (pages 215–223): James Nagel
Chapter 15 The Hemingway tale (pages 224–243): George Monteiro
Chapter sixteen William Faulkner's brief tales (pages 244–255): Hugh Ruppersburg
Chapter 17 Katherine Anne Porter (pages 256–276): Ruth M. Alvarez
Chapter 18 Eudora Welty and the quick tale: idea and perform (pages 277–294): Ruth D. Weston
Chapter 19 the quick tales of F. Scott Fitzgerald: constitution, Narrative process, type (pages 295–315): Kirk Curnutt
Chapter 20 “The glance of the World”: Richard Wright on point of view (pages 316–327): Mikko Tuhkanen
Chapter 21 Small Planets: the quick Fiction of Saul Bellow (pages 328–344): Gloria L. Cronin
Chapter 22 John Updike (pages 345–365): Robert M. Luscher
Chapter 23 Raymond Carver within the Twenty?First Century (pages 366–379): Sandra Lee Kleppe
Chapter 24 Multi?Ethnic woman identification and Denise Chavez's The final of the Menu ladies (pages 380–388): Karen Weekes
Chapter 25 panorama as Haven in American Women's brief tales (pages 389–407): Leah B. Glasser
Chapter 26 the yankee Ghost tale (pages 408–424): Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
Chapter 27 The Detective tale (pages 425–435): Catherine Ross Nickerson
Chapter 28 The Asian American brief tale (pages 436–449): Wenying Xu
Chapter 29 The Jewish American tale (pages 450–465): Andrew Furman
Chapter 30 The Multiethnic American brief tale (pages 466–481): Molly Crumpton Winter
Chapter 31 “Should I remain or should still I Go?” American Restlessness and the Short?Story Cycle (pages 482–501): Jeff Birkenstein
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Extra resources for A Companion to the American Short Story
PoePoePoePoePoePoePoe. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1972. Jacobs, Robert D. Poe: Journalist and Critic. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1969. Jones, Howard Mumford. Ideas in America. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1944. Lamb, Robert Paul. “The Flight of the Raven: A Retrospective on the Scholarship of G. R. ” Poe Studies/Dark Romanticism 39–40 (2006–7): 1–4. Latrobe, John H. B. ” Edgar Allan Poe: A Memorial Volume. Ed. Sara Sigourney Rice. Baltimore: Turnbull Brothers, 1877.
B. ” Edgar Allan Poe: A Memorial Volume. Ed. Sara Sigourney Rice. Baltimore: Turnbull Brothers, 1877. 34 Benjamin F. Fisher Ljungquist, Kent P. ” Resources for American Literary Study 21 (1995): 173–88. Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, ed. The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 2. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. 1978. ———. ” The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 2. Ed. Thomas Ollive Mabbott, with the assistance of Eleanor D. Kewer and Maureen Cobb Mabbott. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
Several comments from respected specialists in American literature are noteworthy in regard to Poe’s short fiction. In Ideas in America, Howard Mumford Jones stated: “The seventy-odd stories he wrote had been anticipated in almost all their aspects by British and American magazine fiction, and what Poe was principally trying to do … was to master a market” (Jones 41). Another eminent scholar claimed that: “Poe’s tales are his chief contribution to the literature of the world” (Mabbott, “Introduction” xv).