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The Classic Short Story, 1870-1925: Theory of a Genre

The Classic Short Story, 1870-1925: Theory of a Genre

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. ...

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