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Introduction

TIM FARRANT

in Balzac's Shorter Fictions: Genesis and Genre

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198151975
eISBN:
9780191710247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151975.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the purpose of this book, which is to explore Balzac's short stories in the light of their genesis, as individual fictional entities, in relation ... More


Conclusion: Balzac's Shorter Fictions

Tim Farrant

in Balzac's Shorter Fictions: Genesis and Genre

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198151975
eISBN:
9780191710247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151975.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts. The first half of Balzac's career was a general movement from conte to novel; the remainder, a development of the conte alongside and within the novel. ... More


Joseph Conrad’s blindness

Andrew Bennett

in Ignorance: Literature and Agnoiology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074875
eISBN:
9781781702420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074875.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the problem of literary ignorance using the perspective of the nature of narrative form. It studies the narrative form of Joseph Conrad's short stories, and suggests that a ... More


Irish Science Fiction

Jack Fennell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781781381199
eISBN:
9781781384879
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381199.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book revisits a critical paradigm that has often been overlooked or dismissed by science fiction scholars - namely, that science fiction can be understood in terms of myth. For the purposes of ... More


Towards the Comédie, 1840–1841

TIM FARRANT

in Balzac's Shorter Fictions: Genesis and Genre

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198151975
eISBN:
9780191710247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151975.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter shows that Balzac’s shorter fictions in the period 1838–1841 embody manifold tensions: between the individual and the type, the centrifugal and the centripetal, between the cohesion and ... More


“Double Discourse” in the Illustrated Tales of the 1890s

in The Illustration of the Master: Henry James and the Magazine Revolution

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804768740
eISBN:
9780804776233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768740.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter explores the impact of magazine publishing in the final decade of the nineteenth century on Henry James's short stories in terms of material appearance, content, and composition. It ... More


Finding his Own Uses for Things: The Short Fiction

Gary Westfahl

in William Gibson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037801
eISBN:
9780252095085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037801.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses William Gibson's short fiction. Among Gibson's early short stories are “Fragments of a Hologram Rose” (1977), which introduces the theme of virtual reality; “The Gernsback ... More


The dispeopled kingdom: the hidden self in Beckett's short fiction

John Robert Keller

in Samuel Beckett and the Primacy of Love

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063121
eISBN:
9781781700297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063121.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses first-person short fiction. It studies the primal splits within the narrative-self in the direct fiction, as well as those in the ‘created’ tales of the narrator. It starts ... More


Agnès Varda

Kelley Conway

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039720
eISBN:
9780252097829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039720.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Both a precursor to and a critical member of the French New Wave, Agnès Varda weaves documentary and fiction into tapestries that portray distinctive places and complex human beings. Critics and ... More


Benford’s Short Fiction

George Slusser

in Gregory Benford

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038228
eISBN:
9780252096037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038228.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on Gregory Benford's short fiction. The short story is widely considered the essential form for science fiction (SF). Indeed, many of the most esteemed SF novels began as an ... More


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