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Modernism, Postmodernism, and the Short Story in English

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Modernism, Postmodernism, and the Short Story in English

Modernism, Postmodernism, and the Short Story in English By Sacido, Jorge
2012 | 275 Pages | ISBN: 9042035579 | PDF | 4 MB


How can the short story help to redefine modernism, postmodernism and their interrelationship? What is the status of the short story in modern literary history? These are the central questions that the essays collected in this volume try to answer from different perspectives through readings of short fiction in English and accounts of the genre's theorisations. The essays by a group of international scholars tackle theoretical issues that are central in approaches to both "movements" such as periodisation, autonomy, high vs. popular literature, totality vs. fragmentation, surface vs. depth, otherness, representation, and, above all, the subject and its vicissitudes. Because it blends theory-based arguments into the approaches to the short fiction of mainly canonical authors (Joyce, Woolf, Lewis, Ballard, Carter, Rushdie, or Wallace), Modernism, Postmodernism, and the Short Story in English is of interest not only to readers and scholars of the short story, but also to those coming from the fields of literary theory and literary history