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Boccaccio's Fabliaux: Medieval Short Stories and the Function of Reversal

Katherine A. Brown

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049175
eISBN:
9780813050034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049175.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The Old French fabliaux are humorous short stories from the 13th century that resemble some of the most memorable tales in Giovanni Boccaccio's Decameron (1348-1351). Yet their humor and ostensible ... More


Conclusion

Lucy Evans

in Communities in Contemporary Anglophone Caribbean Short Stories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781781381182
eISBN:
9781781384855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381182.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The Conclusion brings together the eight texts analysed in the book, comparing and contrasting the kinds of community depicted in each and the ways each writer utilises the form of the short story ... More


Pattern of a Writer in Pursuit of Publication

Carol Boggess

in James Still: A Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174181
eISBN:
9780813174815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174181.003.0023
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes how in the last stage of his career Still turned his attention to publishing. Between 1965 and 1978, he published or reprinted eight titles, four of which were books for ... More


The Preservationist Impulse in Percival Everett’s “True Romance”

Frédéric Dumas

in Perspectives on Percival Everett

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036828
eISBN:
9781617036835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036828.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses Percival Everett’s short-story collection, Damned if I Do, which displays characters striving to reach an appropriate balance between the wildness of their environment and ... More


Free to Be Memories

Dionne Gordon Kirschner

in When We Were Free to Be: Looking Back at a Children's Classic and the Difference It Made

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807837238
eISBN:
9781469601427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837559_rotskoff.5
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter shows how the author grew to appreciate how Free to Be … You and Me and music had influenced not only her but so many other children of her generation. Free to Be was so special—it was ... More


London II (1957–1966)

James Davis

in Eric Walrond: A Life in the Harlem Renaissance and the Transatlantic Caribbean

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157841
eISBN:
9780231538619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157841.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses Walrond's final years, which were spent in a London radically changed after World War II. He made the acquaintance of Erica Marx, who needed help with a “Negro poetry” ... More


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