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The Modern Short Story (Cambridge Contexts in Literature)by Frank Myszor
Synopses & Reviews
The Modern Short Story is a new title in the Cambridge Contexts in Literature series. It is designed to support the needs of advanced level students of English literature. Each title in the series has the quality, content and level endorsed by the OCR examination board. However, the texts provide the background and focus suitable for any examination board at advanced level. The series explores the contextual study of texts by concentrating on key periods, topics and comparisons in literature. Each book adopts an interactive approach and provides the background for understanding the significance of literary, historical and social contexts. Students are encouraged to investigate different interpretations that may be applied to literary texts by different readers, through a variety of activities and questions, the use of study aids, such as chronologies and glossaries, and the inclusion of anthology sections to exemplify issues.
Critical introductions to a range of literary topics and genres.
Critical introductions to a range of literary topics and genres. The modern short story has suffered critical neglect in Britain. This book is something of an attempt to redress the situation. It focuses on short stories written in English mainly in Britain and America and is in three sections: short stories in the 19th century; modernism and short stories; and contemporary and post-modern short stories.
The Modern Short Story is a new title in the Cambridge Contexts in Literature series.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction; 2. Approaching the subject; 3. Approaching the texts; 4. Texts and extracts; 5. Critical approaches; 6. Reading list; 7. Glossary of critical terms.
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