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The Cambridge Companion to the English Short Story


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Ann-Marie Einhaus, Paul March-Russell, Anthony Patterson, Barbara Korte, David Malcolm, David Stewart, John Plotz, Victoria Stewart, Maebh Long, Kate Macdonald, Martin Priestman, Luke Thurston, Andrew M. Butler, Marc Botha
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  • Date Published: August 2016
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107084179

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  • This Companion provides an accessible overview of short fiction by writers from England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and other international sites. A collection of international experts examine the development of the short story in a variety of contexts from the early nineteenth century to the present. They consider how dramatic changes in the publishing landscape during this period - such as the rise of the fiction magazine and the emergence of new opportunities in online and electronic publishing - influenced the form, covering subgenres from detective fiction to flash fiction. Drawing on a wealth of critical scholarship to place the short story in the English literary tradition, this volume will be an invaluable guide for students of the short story in English.

    • Engages with the publishing as well as the writing of short stories
    • Covers a wide variety of English-language authors from Great Britain, Ireland and the Commonwealth
    • Offers a wide range of expertise in self-contained chapters
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    • Date Published: August 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107084179
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Ann-Marie Einhaus
    Part I. Contexts:
    1. Writing and publishing the short story Paul March-Russell
    2. Social realism in the short story Anthony Patterson
    3. The short story and the anxieties of Empire Barbara Korte
    4. The short story, identity, space, and place David Malcolm
    Part II. Periods:
    5. Romantic short fiction David Stewart
    6. Victorian short stories John Plotz
    7. The short story in the early twentieth century Ann-Marie Einhaus
    8. Mid-twentieth-century stories Victoria Stewart
    9. The short story from postmodernism to the digital age Maebh Long
    Part III. Genres:
    10. Comic short fiction and its variety Kate Macdonald
    11. The detective short story Martin Priestman
    12. The gothic in short fiction Luke Thurston
    13. The British science fiction story Andrew M. Butler
    14. Microfiction Marc Botha.

  • Editor

    Ann-Marie Einhaus, Northumbria University, Newcastle
    Ann-Marie Einhaus is Senior Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. She is the author of The Short Story and the First World War (Cambridge, 2013) and coeditor, with Barbara Korte, of The Penguin Book of First World War Stories.


    Ann-Marie Einhaus, Paul March-Russell, Anthony Patterson, Barbara Korte, David Malcolm, David Stewart, John Plotz, Victoria Stewart, Maebh Long, Kate Macdonald, Martin Priestman, Luke Thurston, Andrew M. Butler, Marc Botha

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