The Classic Short Story, 1870-1925

The Classic Short Story, 1870-1925

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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 An son apogAce (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 Ry?nosuke - 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.For a general analysis of serials see the excellent AnneMarie Thiesse, Le Roman du quotidien (Paris: Le Seuil, a€œPointsa€, 2000). ... Susan Lohafer, Introduction, in TheTales We Tell: Perspectives on the Short Story, ed. by Rick Feddersen, Susan Lohafer, Barbara Lounsberry ... 15 M. M. Bakhtin, a€œEpic andNovela€, inTheDialogic Imagination: Four Essays, trans. by Michael Holquist and Caryl Emerson (Austin, anbsp;...


Title:The Classic Short Story, 1870-1925
Author: Florence Goyet
Publisher:Open Book Publishers - 2014-01-13
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