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The Best Short Stories about Art and Artists

By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University) What are the best short stories about painters, artists, and the world of art? From Gothic pioneers like Edgar Allan Poe to realist writers like Edith Wharton, masters of the short story have often touched upon the subject of art and painting, using... Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2023-05-10 14:00:48 UTC ]
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A Summary and Analysis of Angela Carter’s ‘Wolf-Alice’

‘Wolf-Alice’ is a short story from The Bloody Chamber, the 1979 collection of modern fairy tales written by the British author Angela Carter (1940-92). The story tells of a girl raised by wolves who goes to live with a Duke who is a werewolf. You can read ‘Wolf-Alice’ here before […] Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2023-03-03 15:00:49 UTC ]
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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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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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A Summary and Analysis of Margaret Atwood’s ‘Simmering’

‘Simmering’ is a short story by the Canadian author and poet Margaret Atwood (born 1939). Published in Atwood’s 1983 collection Murder in the Dark, the story might be regarded as a piece of flash fiction, micro-fiction, or even an example of prose poetry. ‘Simmering’ posits a society in which... Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2022-11-28 15:00:57 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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A Summary and Analysis of Richard Wright’s ‘The Man Who Was Almost a Man’

‘The Man Who Was Almost a Man’ is a short story by the American author Richard Wright (1908-60), originally published as ‘Almos’ a Man’ in Harper’s Bazaar in 1940 before being revised by Wright later in his life. The final version was published in 1960. In the story, a black […] Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2022-11-11 15:00:28 UTC ]
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A Summary and Analysis of Ray Bradbury’s ‘The Veldt’

‘The Veldt’ is a short story by the American author Ray Bradbury (1920-2012), included in his 1952 collection of linked tales, The Illustrated Man. The story concerns a nursery in an automated home in which a simulation of the African veldt is conjured by some children, but the lions which […] Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2022-06-06 14:00:03 UTC ]
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A Summary and Analysis of John Steinbeck’s ‘The Snake’

‘The Snake’ is a short story by the American author John Steinbeck (1902-68), published in The Monterey Beacon in 1935 before being included in Steinbeck’s collection The Long Valley in 1938. The story tells of a young scientist who is at work experimenting with animals in his laboratory when he […] Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2022-05-26 14:00:50 UTC ]
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A Summary and Analysis of Arthur C. Clarke’s ‘The Nine Billion Names of God’

‘The Nine Billion Names of God’ is a short story by the British-born science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008). It was first published in the 1953 anthology Star Science Fiction Stories #1, before being collected in Clarke’s The Other Side of the Sky. A short tale about religion,... Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2022-05-16 14:00:02 UTC ]
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15 of the Best Short Stories Written by Women

What are some of the best short stories by female writers? Women have been making their mark on the short story form since the form became popular in the nineteenth century, and many notable female practitioners of the short story, such as Katherine Mansfield and Kate Chopin, were among the […] Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2022-03-23 15:00:17 UTC ]
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A Summary and Analysis of Amy Tan’s ‘Two Kinds’

‘Two Kinds’ is a short story by the American author Amy Tan (born 1952), published as part of her book The Joy Luck Club in 1989. The story is about a young American girl born to Chinese parents; her mother pushes her to become a child prodigy, but the daughter […] Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2022-03-08 15:00:22 UTC ]
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George Saunders on Overcoming Uncertainty in Writing

The following first appeared in Lit Hub’s The Craft of Writing newsletter—sign up here. It is from Story Club with George Saunders, a Substack publication and literary community where Saunders offers weekly discussions of the craft of the short story. Both free and paid subscriptions are... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-02-25 09:51:07 UTC ]
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London indie championing short stories to launch in March

Independent press Scratch Books, "dedicated to the art of the short story", is to launch in London in March, kicking off with an event featuring authors including Irenosen Okojie and Sarah Hall. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2022-01-24 22:49:58 UTC ]
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The year of the short story

In 2021, Fly on the Wall Press set out to celebrate the short story form. We published three short story collections and seven limited-edition short story pamphlets, marketed and sold both separately and as part of a political season subscription with cohesive and colourful cover art. We also... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-12-14 08:56:39 UTC ]
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The Pound Project releases new story by illustrator Zeppelinmoon

Independent publisher The Pound Project is running a campaign for short story "Under Orion" by illustrator Amber Fossey, better known as Zeppelinmoon. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-07 23:21:35 UTC ]
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10 of the Best Very Short Stories That Can Be Read Online

One very short story – often attributed to Ernest Hemingway but actually the work of another writer – is just six words long: ‘For sale: baby shoes, never worn’. And some of the greatest fiction-writers of the last two centuries have written memorable short stories which stretch to little more […] Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2021-09-25 14:00:49 UTC ]
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A Summary and Analysis of Franz Kafka’s ‘A Country Doctor’

‘A Country Doctor’ is one of the best-known and most widely studied short stories by Franz Kafka (1883-1924). This short story, which Kafka wrote during the winter of 1916-17, tells of a country doctor who makes a visit to a nearby village to tend to a sick boy, but the […] Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2021-08-28 14:00:15 UTC ]
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Rummaging Around Short Story Collections With Xuan Juliana Wang

At the Rumpus, Xuan Juliana Wang discusses the art of the short story in a round table that includes Kimberly King Parsons, Dantiel W. Moniz, Mary South, and Ashley Wurzbacher. The panel shares their thoughts on crafting a collection, along with what draws them to short stories in the first... Continue reading at 'The Millions'

[ The Millions | 2021-06-24 20:30:14 UTC ]
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The cast for George Saunders’ new audiobook is very cool.

George Saunders’ new book, A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life, is out next month and promises to be a literary master class on the short story. Drawing from his teaching career at Syracuse’s MFA program, Saunders walks readers... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-17 17:00:15 UTC ]
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