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The Classic Short Story, 1870-1925

Theory of a Genre

Translated by Yvonne Freccero

The ability to construct a nuanced narrative or complex character in the constrained form of the short story has sometimes been seen as the ultimate test of an author's creativity. Yet during the time when the short story was at its most popular-the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries-even the greatest writers followed strict generic conventions that were far from subtle.

This expanded and updated translation of Florence Goyet's influential La Nouvelle, 1870-1925: Description...


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  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Serie : OBP collection
  • Place of publication : Cambridge
  • Year of publication : 2014
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 01 June 2015
  • ISBN (Print version) : 9781909254756
  • Electronic ISBN : 9782821854079
  • Number of pages : viii-211 p.

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