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By J. Gerald Kennedy

This ebook gathers jointly 11 essays on vital American brief tale sequences of the 20 th century. The creation elucidates difficulties of defining the style, cites impressive cases of the shape, and explores the results of its smooth emergence and recognition. next essays speak about illustrative works through such figures as Henry James, Jean Toomer, Ernest Hemingway, Richard Wright, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, J.D. Salinger, John Cheever, John Updike, Louise Erdrich, and Raymond Carver. every one essay additionally considers implications of shape and association within the development of composite fictions that regularly produce the appearance of a fictive group.

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