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Peter Turchi on the Power of the Literary Aside

The following first appeared in Lit Hub’s The Craft of Writing newsletter—sign up here. William Trevor famously described the short story as “the art of the glimpse,” and compression is generally a virtue. But the most engaging and compelling short stories and novels are not necessarily the... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-01-27 09:52:28 UTC ]
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For Aleksandar Hemon, Writing is a Search for a Form That Doesn’t Yet Exist

Aleksandar Hemon is the author of The Lazarus Project, which was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and three books of short stories: The Question of Bruno; Nowhere Man, which was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award;... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-01-24 09:53:24 UTC ]
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A Summary and Analysis of Alice Walker’s ‘Everyday Use’

‘Everyday Use’ is one of the most popular and widely studied short stories by Alice Walker. It was first published in Harper’s Magazine in 1973 before being collected in Walker’s short-story collection In Love and Trouble. Walker uses ‘Everyday Use’ to explore different attitudes towards Black... Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2023-01-23 15:00:18 UTC ]
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A Summary and Analysis of Raymond Carver’s ‘Cathedral’

‘Cathedral’ is perhaps the most widely studied of all the short stories of Raymond Carver (1938-88). The story is narrated by a man whose wife has invited her friend, a blind man named Robert, to come and stay with them. Although he is initially uncomfortable and even scathing about their […] Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2023-01-22 15:00:57 UTC ]
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A New Way of Being on the Page: A Reading List of Very Short Fictions

Having written and taught short stories for many years, I’ve become increasingly interested in writers who are pushing the edge of how “story” is defined. While “flash fiction” and “micro fiction” are buzzy terms, writing extremely short pieces is nothing new—as I tell my students, Poe did it,... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-01-20 09:53:22 UTC ]
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A Summary and Analysis of Toni Cade Bambara’s ‘Raymond’s Run’

‘Raymond’s Run’ is a 1971 short story by Toni Cade Bambara (1939-95) which originally appeared in the anthology Tales and Short Stories for Black Folks. In the story, a young girl named Hazel Parker prepares for a race; Bambara uses this plot to explore the challenges young black women face […] Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2023-01-09 15:00:24 UTC ]
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12 Sci-Fi Stories to Help Make Sense of the Climate, Risk, and Our Digital Lives

Don’t miss these short stories featuring firefighting drones, lab-grown mammals, long-buried fan fiction, and much more. Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2022-12-30 10:50:00 UTC ]
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10 of the Best Kate Chopin Stories Everyone Should Read

The short stories of the American writer Kate Chopin (1850-1904) are important precursors to twentieth-century modernism, and can be viewed as forerunners to the short fiction of Katherine Mansfield, Virginia Woolf, and other high modernists. Where other nineteenth-century writers tended to... Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2022-12-28 15:00:24 UTC ]
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“I Am Here to Mourn a Writer Who Has Become Part of My Personal Canon.” On the Short Stories of Naira Kuzmich

Naira Kuzmich died in 2017, at age 29 from lung cancer, but her posthumous short story collection, In Everything I See Your Hand, was only recently brought to fruition by University of New Orleans Press (June 2022). The included stories were widely published in literary journals and one was... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-12-22 09:53:38 UTC ]
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How Do You Know If Your Short Story Should Be a Novel?

The list of novels that began their lives as short stories is long and well known. Jeffrey Eugenides’s The Virgin Suicides, Eudory Welty’s The Optimist’s Daughter, Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake (which began as a short story titled “Gogol”), Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway (expanded from her 1923... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-12-15 09:52:44 UTC ]
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Koos Prinsloo: the cult Afrikaans writer has been translated to English – here's a review

Challenging myths about heterosexual white South African men, Prinsloo published four books of short stories in 12 years. Continue reading at 'The Conversation'

[ The Conversation | 2022-11-28 05:37:53 UTC ]
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A Summary and Analysis of Sandra Cisneros’ ‘Salvador Late or Early’

‘Salvador Late or Early’ is a short story in Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories, a 1991 collection of short stories by the American writer Sandra Cisneros (born 1954). The story – which lacks a conventional plot and is more of a character study – briefly describes the life of […] Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2022-11-25 15:00:30 UTC ]
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Lit Hub Weekly: October 31-November 4, 2022

Emily Temple rounds up the 60 greatest academic satires, campus novels, and boarding school bildungsromans of the last 100 years. | Lit Hub Reading Lists Lynn Caponera considers the wild and wonderful legacy of Maurice Sendak’s creations (and his rigorous work routine). | Lit Hub Art &... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-11-05 10:30:11 UTC ]
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I loved Overwatch, but now I’m done

It’s possible to love a video game. To be devoted to it, to value what it does for you, and how it makes you feel. To want the best for it. Not in the same way you love a person — or at least, I hope not. But take a look at any major fan convention for video games, movies, TV, or almost... Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2022-11-01 15:51:22 UTC ]
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I loved Overwatch, but I’m done

It’s possible to love a video game. To be devoted to it, to value what it does for you and how it makes you feel, and to want the best for it. Not in the same way you love a person — or at least, I hope not. But take a look at any major fan convention for video games, movies, TV, or almost... Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2022-10-28 10:45:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #short stories #final breakup #original fans #guiding hand #stern gaze #illuminating peeks #avaricious monetization #qa department #actively battling #ddos attack #situation stayed #microsoft cares #latest acquisition #ongoing situation #terse statements #tech giant


For men torn down by war, getting back up is a battle worthy of hope

Combat veteran Bill Glose’s short stories in “All the Ruined Men” crack open the challenges faced by Gulf War soldiers and their families. Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2022-10-19 15:00:11 UTC ]
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A Summary and Analysis of Tim O’Brien’s ‘The Man I Killed’

‘The Man I Killed’ is a story from The Things They Carried, a 1990 collection of linked short stories by the American writer Tim O’Brien. The collection focuses on a platoon of American soldiers fighting in the Vietnam War. As the title of this short story suggests, ‘The Man I […] Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2022-10-17 14:00:42 UTC ]
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20 Must-Read Horror Short Stories

There's no better time to read horror short stories than October. With Halloween fast approaching, dive into these 20 spooky tales. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2022-10-17 10:31:00 UTC ]
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Peter Robinson, creator of the Inspector Banks novels, dies aged 72

The Leeds-born novelist whose work included poetry and short stories as well as his bestselling thrillers will be remembered as a master of plot and characterThe crime writer Peter Robinson has died aged 72, his publisher has announced.The Yorkshire-born author died suddenly on the 4 October... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2022-10-07 11:56:17 UTC ]
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‘Miracle find’: rare Don Quixote and short stories could sell for €900k

Sotheby’s describes 17th-century Cervantes editions as a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity for collectorsOne day in the early 1930s, a young Bolivian diplomat named Jorge Ortiz Linares walked into the illustrious Maggs Bros bookshop in London to ask if they might have a particularly fine edition... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2022-10-06 13:44:15 UTC ]
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