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The Short Story


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Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; Preface; 1: Origins: From Folk-Tale to Art-Tale; 2: Riddles, Hoaxes and Conundrums; 3: Memory, Modernity and Orality; 4: Poe, O. Henry and the Well-Made Story; 5: Economies of Scale: The Short Story in England; 6: Brought to Book: The Anthology and Its Uses; 7: Between the Lines: Dissidence and the Short Story; 8: Enclosed Readings: The Short Story and the Academy; 9: Modernism and the Short Story; 10: The Short Story Cycle; 11: Character Parts: Identity in the Short Story; 12: Localities: Centres and Margins; 13: Tales of the City; 14: Romance and the Fragment; 15: Ghost Stories and Other Hauntings; 16: Popular Short Fictions; 17: The Experimental Text; 18: Postmodernism and the Short Story; 19: Minimalism/Dirty Realism/Hyperrealism; 20: Voyages Out: The Postcolonial Short Story; Bibliography; Index.

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Paul March-Russell is Honorary Lecturer in Comparative Literature at the University of Kent, Canterbury.

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