The Postmodern Short Story: Forms and Issues
Farhat Iftekharuddin, Joseph Boyden, Mary Rohrberger, Jaie Claudet
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2003 - 282 pages
The volume begins with a discussion of the blurred lines between fiction and nonfiction in the short story and imaginative personal essay. It then looks at the role of women in works by such authors as Sandra Cisneros, Leslie Marmon Silko, Joyce Carol Oates, and Lorrie Moore. This is followed by a section of chapters on postmodern masculinity and short fiction. The next section focuses on death as an image and theme in works by Richard Ford, Richard Brautigan, and James Joyce. The final set of chapters considers postmodern short fiction from South Africa and Canada.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bluejulie - LibraryThing
While the essays in the book give a thorough examination of selected short stories or short story collections, it would be better if there were one or two more essays that would offer a more general overview of the genre. Read full review