A spouse to the yankee brief Story lines the advance of this flexible literary style during the last two hundred years.
- Sets the fast tale in context, taking note of the interplay of cultural forces and aesthetic principles
- Contributes to the continued redefinition of the yank canon, with shut recognition to the achievements of girls writers in addition to such very important genres because the ghost tale and detective fiction
- Embraces diversified traditions together with African-American, Jewish-American, Latino, Native-American, and neighborhood brief tale writing
- Includes a bit involved in particular authors and texts, from Edgar Allen Poe to John Updike
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