Writers on Writing

Short story writers reflect on the craft, on their own works, and on challenges and trends in short story writing.

Author: Maurice Angus Lee

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313315922

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 247

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Short story writers reflect on the craft, on their own works, and on challenges and trends in short story writing.

Short Circuit

Short Circuit fills a real gap in the text book market. Written by 24 prizewinning writers and teachers of writing, this book is intensely practical.

Author: Vanessa Gebbie

Publisher: Salt

ISBN: 1907773444

Category: Short story

Page: 256

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Short Circuit fills a real gap in the text book market. Written by 24 prizewinning writers and teachers of writing, this book is intensely practical. Each expert discusses necessary craft issues: their own writing processes, sharing tried and tested writing exercises and lists of published work they find inspirational. Endorsed by The National Association of Writers in Education, it became recommended or required reading for Creative Writing courses in the UK and beyond, including Goldsmiths, The University of Kent at Canterbury, Glasgow University, John Cabot University in Rome, Stockholm University in Sweden, Sussex University, Brighton University, Edge Hill University, Chichester University, The National University of Ireland in Galway, and University Campus Suffolk, at Ipswich.

The Art Craft of the Short Story

Veteran story-writer DeMarinis provides his thoughts on various aspects of writing--plot, character, point of view--and also on not writing, which he claims is part of every writer's life and should be accepted as such.

Author: Rick DeMarinis

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110354276

Category: Reference

Page: 232

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Veteran story-writer DeMarinis provides his thoughts on various aspects of writing--plot, character, point of view--and also on not writing, which he claims is part of every writer's life and should be accepted as such. DeMarinis illustrates his insights with numerous examples from many different kinds of short stories, and includes exercises for aspiring writers. - Publisher.

The Art of the Short Story

The Elsinore Books Collection The Art of the Short Story: One Hundred Classic Masterpieces The Art of the Essay: Fifty Classic Masterpieces The Way Through ...

Author: Rudolph Amsel

Publisher: Elsinore Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 1000

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This is an anthology for people who love story-telling. Our one hundred classic masterpieces were selected purely for their capacity to delight, instruct and charm. In this collection, readers will encounter some of the finest writing in world literature. We have chosen to arrange the stories thematically, dividing the anthology into ten parts as follows: 1) Characters 2) Animals 3) Epiphanies 4) Mystery and Adventure 5) Horror and Ghosts 6) Strange, Surreal and Fantastic 7) Humour, Satire and Tall Tales 8) Love 9) Summer Tales 10) Winter Tales Please view the preview of this book for a full listing of contents. We hope this arrangement will encourage readers to move between the different parts of the anthology as their interest takes them, discovering as they do so, the shared sensibilities of authors remote in time and place. Though these stories vary enormously in theme, tone and setting—from Russian snow storms, to spiritual epiphanies in Winesburg, Ohio—each of them has enthralled readers across generations; is exemplary in its attention to detail and evocation of mood; resists all simplistic and univocal interpretations, and remains as fresh and penetrating today as when it was first written. At Elsinore Books we pride ourselves on creating beautiful e-books, and devote great attention to formatting, and ease of navigation. This book contains a cleanly-styled contents page that permits easy movement between the stories. Contents: Part 1: Characters Gusev — Anton Chekhov Boule de Suif — Guy de Maupassant Alyosha the Pot — Leo Tolstoy Mateo Falcone — Prosper Mérimée Little Brother — Mary E. Mann Bartleby, The Scrivener — Herman Melville The Lightning-Rod Man — Herman Melville The Ambitious Guest — Nathaniel Hawthorne The Darling — Anton Chekhov A Simple Heart — Gustave Flaubert Part 2: Animals Sredni Vashta — Saki Kholstomer, The Story of a Horse — Leo Tolstoy A Dark-Brown Dog — Stephen Crane Kashtanka — Anton Chekhov The Cat That Walked By Himself — Rudyard Kipling The Black Cat — Edgar Allan Poe The Fly — Katherine Mansfield The Boar-Pig — Saki The Tiger Guest — Pu Songling Jackals and Arabs — Franz Kafka Part 3: Epiphanies Araby — James Joyce The Dead — James Joyce The Strength of God — Sherwood Anderson The Egg — Sherwood Anderson A Death in the Desert — Willa Cather Roman Fever — Edith Wharton The Story of an Hour — Kate Chopin Home Sickness — George Moore The Madonna of the Future — Henry James The Kiss — Anton Chekhov Part 4: Mystery and Adventure The Red-Headed League — Arthur Conan Doyle The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle — Arthur Conan Doyle The Arrow of Heaven — G. K. Chesterton The Sign of the Broken Sword — G. K. Chesterton The Purloined Letter — Edgar Allan Poe The Master of Mystery — Jack London The Problem of Cell 13 — Jacques Futrelle The Three Stranger — Thomas Hardy The Diamond as Big as the Ritz — F. Scott Fitzgerald A Jury of Her Peers — Susan Glaspell Part 5: Horror and Ghosts The Body Snatcher — Robert Louis Stevenson The Signal-Man — Charles Dickens August Heat — W. F. Harvey The Monkey’s Paw — W. W. Jacobs “Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You my Lad” — M. R. James The Phantom Coach — Amelia Edwards The Horla — Guy de Maupassant An Inhabitant of Carcosa — Ambrose Bierce Schalken the Painter — Sheridan Le Fanu The Cask of Amontillado — Edgar Allan Poe Please "Look inside" to see the complete listing.

Katherine Mansfield and the Art of the Short Story

1 Mansfield as Innovator of the Modernist Short Story Like painting in watercolours, short story writingmay seem a deceptively easy task for thosewho have ...

Author: Gerri Kimber

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137483881

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 101

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This volume offers an introductory overview to the short stories of Katherine Mansfield, discussing a wide range of her most famous stories from different viewpoints. The book elaborates on Mansfield's themes and techniques, thereby guiding the reader - via close textual analysis - to an understanding of the author's modernist techniques.

The Art of the Short Fiction Film

“Five parameters for story design in the short fiction film.” p.o.v.— A Danish Journal of Film Studies no. 5 (March ¡998), pp. ¡63–207. _____. The Art of ...

Author: Richard Raskin

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476616124

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 196

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This work is the first of its kind to single out individual short fiction films for comprehensive presentation and close study. Two Men and a Wardrobe (Roman Polanski, Poland, 1958, 15 min.), Coffee and Cigarettes (Jim Jarmusch, USA, 1986, 6 min.), Sunday (John Lawlor, Ireland, 1988, 8 min.), Cat's Cradle (Liz Hughes, Australia, 1991, 12 min.), Eating Out (Pal Sletaune, Norway, 1993, 7 min.), Come (Marianne Olsen Ulrichsen, Norway, 1995, 4.5 min.), Wind (Marcell Ivanyi, Hungary, 1996, 6 min.), Possum (Brad McGann, New Zealand, 1997, 14 min.), and The War Is Over (Nina Mimica, Italy, 1997, 7 min.) are the nine short fiction films studied. The films represent a broad range of storytelling approaches and a number of very different film cultures. Each film has a chapter of its own, including a shot-by-shot reproduction of the film with a still from every shot. In most cases, an interview with the director and an original screenplay and storyboard is also included. The book also describes a new conceptual model, derived from the films studied in the work, which can be used both for analyzing the ways in which a short fiction film tells its story and as a set of guidelines for student filmmakers writing their own screenplays. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

New Critical Approaches to the Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway

The Art of the Short Story Ernest Hemingway In March 1959 Ernest Hemingway's publisher Charles Scribner, Jr., suggested putting together a student's edition ...

Author: Jackson J. Benson

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822382348

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 528

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DIVWith an Overview by Paul Smith and a Checklist to Hemingway Criticism, 1975–1990 New Critical Approaches to the Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway is an all-new sequel to Benson’s highly acclaimed 1975 book, which provided the first comprehensive anthology of criticism of Ernest Hemingway’s masterful short stories. Since that time the availability of Hemingway’s papers, coupled with new critical and theoretical approaches, has enlivened and enlarged the field of American literary studies. This companion volume reflects current scholarship and draws together essays that were either published during the past decade or written for this collection. The contributors interpret a variety of individual stories from a number of different critical points of view—from a Lacanian reading of Hemingway’s “After the Storm” to a semiotic analysis of “A Very Short Story” to an historical-biographical analysis of “Old Man at the Bridge.” In identifying the short story as one of Hemingway’s principal thematic and technical tools, this volume reaffirms a focus on the short story as Hemingway’s best work. An overview essay covers Hemingway criticism published since the last volume, and the bibliographical checklist to Hemingway short fiction criticism, which covers 1975 to mid-1989, has doubled in size. Contributors. Debra A. Moddelmog, Ben Stotzfus, Robert Scholes, Hubert Zapf, Susan F. Beegel, Nina Baym, William Braasch Watson, Kenneth Lynn, Gerry Brenner, Steven K. Hoffman, E. R. Hagemann, Robert W. Lewis, Wayne Kvam, George Monteiro, Scott Donaldson, Bernard Oldsey, Warren Bennett, Kenneth G. Johnston, Richard McCann, Robert P. Weeks, Amberys R. Whittle, Pamela Smiley, Jeffrey Meyers, Robert E. Fleming, David R. Johnson, Howard L. Hannum, Larry Edgerton, William Adair, Alice Hall Petry, Lawrence H. Martin Jr., Paul Smith/div

The Art of Brevity

Though Anglo-American scholars have served as the primary developers of contemporary short story theory since the field's inception in the 1960s, this volume adds the contributions of scholars living in other parts of the world.

Author: Per Winther

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570035571

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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The Art of Brevity gathers fresh ideas about the theory and writing of short fiction from around the globe to produce an international, inclusive exploration of the steadily growing field of short story studies. Though Anglo-American scholars have served as the primary developers of contemporary short story theory since the field's inception in the 1960s, this volume adds the contributions of scholars living in other parts of the world. Such Anglo-American pioneers as Mary Rohrberger, Charles May, Susan Lohafer, and John Gerlach join with short fiction scholars at universities in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Canada to build academic bridges and expand the field, geographically as well as conceptually. Contributors to the volume weave together themes of time, space, compression, mystery, reader response, and narrative closure. They discuss writers as varied as Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Sarah Orne Jewett, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Ernest Hemingway, Mavis Gallant, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, and Robert Olen Butler. the nineteenth-century queer short story, and contemporary Danish short shorts.

The Short Story of Modern Art

The Short Story of Modern Art explains the how, why and when of modern art – who introduced certain things, what they were, where they were produced, and why they matter.

Author: Susie Hodge

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 1786273691

Category: Art

Page: 224

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The Short Story of Modern Art explains the how, why and when of modern art – who introduced certain things, what they were, where they were produced, and why they matter. Simply constructed, the book explores 50 key works – from the realist painting of Courbet to a contemporary installation by Yayoi Kusama – and then links them to the most important movements, themes and techniques. Accessible, concise and richly illustrated, the book reveals the connections between different periods, artists and styles, giving readers a thorough understanding and broad enjoyment of modern art.

The Art of the Tale

Collects masterpieces of short fiction--from traditional forms and folktales to surrealism--and offers a wide representation of authors from the U.S., Europe, and the Third World

Author: Daniel Halpern

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: UOM:49015001298422

Category: Fiction

Page: 816

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Collects masterpieces of short fiction--from traditional forms and folktales to surrealism--and offers a wide representation of authors from the U.S., Europe, and the Third World

The Art of the Glimpse

An anthology of Irish short stories selected by writer, editor and broadcaster Sinéad Gleeson.

Author: Sinead Gleeson

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 9781788548793

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

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An anthology of the very best Irish short stories, selected by Sinéad Gleeson, author of Constellations. There have been many anthologies of the short story as it developed in Ireland, but never a collection like this. The Art of the Glimpse is a radical revision of the canon of the Irish story, uniting classic works with neglected writers and marginalised voices – women, LGBT writers, Traveller folk-tales, neglected 19th-century authors and the first wave of 'new Irish' writers from all over the world now making a life in Ireland. Sinéad Gleeson brings together stories that range from the most sublime realism to the downright bizarre and transgressive, some from established literary figures and some that have not yet been published in book form. The collection draws on a tremendous spectrum of experience: the story of a prank come good by Bram Stoker; Sally Rooney on the love languages of the new generation; Donal Ryan on the pains of ageing; Edna O'Brien on the things we betray for love; James Joyce on a young woman torn between the familiar burdens and oppression of her home and the dangerous lure of romance and escape; and the internal monologue of a woman in a coma by Marian Keyes. Here too are vivid and less familiar stories by Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi, Oein De Bharduin, Blindboy Boatclub and Melatu Uche Okorie. Sinead Gleeson's anthology is a marvellous representation of a rich literary tradition renewing itself in the 21st century. Contributing authors include: Samuel Beckett, Sally Rooney, Melatu Uche Okirie, William Trevor, Marian Keyes, Kevin Barry, Edna O'Brien, Claire-Louise Bennett, Sheridan Le Fanu, Danielle McLaughlin, Máirtín Ó Cathain, Frances Molloy, Blindboy Boatclub, Elizabeth Bowen, Frank O'Connor, Chiamaka Emyi-Amadi, John McGahern, Anne Enright, Mike McCormack, Maeve Brennan, Oein de Bhairduin, Eimear McBride, Seán Ó'Faoláin, Cathy Sweeney.

The Art of the Short Story

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: Carl H. Grabo

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1330003594

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Excerpt from The Art of the Short Story The principles of narrative structure which I have set down here are for the most part true of the novel as well as of the short story, though for conciseness and clearness I have discussed their application chiefly to the latter. They are, most of them, commonly enough held, though in my college work I have felt the need of a book which should collect and relate them in simple, orderly, and yet comprehensive fashion. The material is scattered, and the amateur writer cannot easily find it. For other than commonplace and accepted principles of structure I have relied chiefly on Stevenson, whose letters and essays are filled with comments of technical interest to writers. It is unfortunate that he never wrote his promised work, a "small and arid book" upon the art of fiction. Most of my indebtedness to Stevenson is specifically acknowledged in the following pages. The method of the book is in part based upon Poe's The Philosophy of Composition. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.