Engaging Criticisms of the World's Greatest Short Story Writers
Short Story Criticism through Literature Criticism Online is designed to serve as an introduction to major authors, works and topics in the short fiction genre.
Introductory essays provide pertinent biographical information and discuss the context, characters and themes of individual stories, and provide overviews of related literary topics. The series currently covers more than 500 authors including William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway, and numerous entries focus on individual works and topics.
Containing a selection of previously published critical materials, Short Story Criticism helps students engage with a variety of scholarly views and conversations about authors, works and literary topics while developing their own readings of the texts. Students writing papers or class presentations, instructors preparing their syllabi or anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the genre will find this a highly useful resource.
Short Story Criticism combines multiple search and browse options with an engaging format that matches the look and feel of the print originals.
- Communication and Media Studies
- Comparative Literature
- Creative Writing
- Drama Studies
- English Language
- English Literature
- Language Teaching and Learning
- Theatre Studies
- Twentieth Century Studies
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