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A Splintery Frame: the Heroides as Short Stories

Efrossini Spentzou

in Readers and Writers in Ovid's Heroides: Transgressions of Genre and Gender

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199255689
eISBN:
9780191719608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255689.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the Heroides as short stories. It addresses aspects of brevity that involve more than Quellenforschung; brevity, as envisaged here, works as a catalyst that sets off a complex ... More


Ghosts in the Machine … and the House

Bradley J. Birzer

in Russell Kirk: American Conservative

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166186
eISBN:
9780813166643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166186.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Unbeknownst to most lovers of the horror genre in fiction, the famous and well-published Russell Kirk is also the same Russell Kirk who founded postwar conservatism. Beginning in the late 1940s, Kirk ... More


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


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


Postmobilization Romance: Transforming Military Rejection into Modernist Tragedy and Symbolism

Keith Gandal

in The Gun and the Pen: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner and the Fiction of Mobilization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195338911
eISBN:
9780199867127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338911.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, American, 20th Century Literature

These three authors, although compulsively writing out of a distress engendered by their “mobilization wounds,” learned by the time of writing their twenties masterpieces to submerge and transfigure ... More


His Films, Their Stories

Meenakshi Mukherjee

in Filming Fiction: Tagore, Premchand, and Ray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075936
eISBN:
9780199081851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075936.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Of Satyajit Ray's thirty feature films, twenty-three were based on fiction written by well-known writers. This chapter examines Ray's film adaptations of short stories by Rabindranath Tagore and ... More


Introduction: Lu Xun in Translation

Jeremy Tambling

in Madmen and Other Survivors: Reading Lu Xun's Fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098244
eISBN:
9789882207158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098244.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book is not a complete study of Lu Xun, but only of his short stories, those which were written between 1918 and the end of 1925, which appeared first in magazines in Beijing and Shanghai. ... More


The Philippine short story in English: An overview

Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo

in Philippine English: Linguistic and Literary

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099470
eISBN:
9789882207264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099470.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses the development of the Philippine short story in English. English was firmly established both as a medium of education and literary expression during the 1920s. There seems to ... More


‘The Secret Sharer’: Economical Personal Narrative

Jakob Lothe

in Conrad's Narrative Method

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122555
eISBN:
9780191671463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122555.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter focuses on Joseph Conrad's short story ‘The Secret Sharer’. The thematic tendency of Conrad criticism is evident in several of the most influential essays about ‘The Secret Sharer’. Such ... More


‘The Tale’: Epistemological Uncertainty Dramatized through Three Concentric Tales

Jakob Lothe

in Conrad's Narrative Method

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122555
eISBN:
9780191671463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122555.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter deals with Joseph Conrad's short story ‘The Tale’. While both ‘An Outpost of Progress’ and ‘The Secret Sharer’ definitely rank among the masterpieces of Conrad's short fiction, the ... More


Introduction

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/9781781381182.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The Introduction considers how community dynamics in Trinidad, Jamaica and Guyana have been shaped by histories of colonialism, slavery, and migration. It goes on to examine unity in diversity models ... More


Some Aspects of Intersemiotic Translation: A Study of Satyajit Ray's Interpretation of Tagore

Anuradha Ghosh

in Filming Fiction: Tagore, Premchand, and Ray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075936
eISBN:
9780199081851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075936.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Translation studies have addressed the inter-lingual and intra-lingual aspects of translation, but few have explored its inter-semiotic aspects. Certain practical problems have been raised regarding ... More


Balzac's Shorter Fictions: Genesis and Genre

Tim Farrant

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198151975
eISBN:
9780191710247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151975.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Balzac's reputation is as a novelist. But short stories make up over half La Comédie humaine, in addition to scores of other tales and articles. Short forms appear early in Balzac's output, and shape ... More


Rise of the Modern Hindi Short Story

Sujata S. Mody

in The Making of Modern Hindi: Literary Authority in Colonial North India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199489091
eISBN:
9780199093922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489091.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Chapter 4 provides an overview and history of the modern Hindi short story as it developed in Sarasvatī from 1900 to 1920, under Dwivedi’s direction. Dwivedi did not explicitly articulate his vision ... More


‘Throbbing between two lives’: the structures of migration in Tales from Firozsha Baag

Peter Morey

in Rohinton Mistry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067143
eISBN:
9781781700587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067143.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses Mistry's first book, Tales from Firozsha Baag, a collection of linked short stories, noting that this book introduces symbols, themes and techniques which can be seen in his ... More


Ring Lardner and the Other

Douglas Robinson

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195076004
eISBN:
9780199855131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195076004.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Ring Lardner was one of the most popular figures of the early twentieth century—newspaper columnist, sports writer, short-story writer, and personality—yet he has received little attention from ... More


Short Story: Barthelme's Balloon and the Rhizome: Approach: Deleuzian Criticism

Peter Childs

in Texts: Contemporary Cultural Texts and Critical Approaches

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620432
eISBN:
9780748671700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620432.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The short story is unfairly named. Shortness is only a quality in relation to something else, and so this epithet ‘short’ epitomises the way in which the novel has been taken as the standard for ... More


Borderlands of the mind: present, past, and future

Maria Cristina Fumagalli

in On the Edge: Writing the Border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381601
eISBN:
9781781382349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381601.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses two novels and two short stories that address the fragile border relations in Hispaniola: Frank Báez's ‘Ahora es nunca’(2007), Jacques Stephen Alexis's Les arbres musiciens ... More


Ambivalence and Ambiguity of the Short Story in Albert Camus's ‘L'Hôte’ and Mohammed Dib's ‘La Fin’

Andy Stafford

in Postcolonial Poetics: Genre and Form

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317453
eISBN:
9781846317187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317187.014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes Albert Camus' ‘L'Hôte’ (1957) and Mohammed Dib's ‘La Fin’ (1966). It is argues that while both stories seem to slide effortlessly between ambiguity and ambivalence, it is, ... More


Revolutionary Pioneer: cAbd al-Malik Nūrī in Six Stories

Fabio Caiani and Catherine Cobham

in The Iraqi Novel: Key Writers, Key Texts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748641413
eISBN:
9780748695225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641413.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter presents a detailed discussion of six short stories by ‘Abd al-Malik Nuri, the revolutionary artist who, due to his slender body of work and reclusive nature, has been largely neglected ... More


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