Brings together for the first time biographical and critical information on modern English-language short story writers from around the world.
A multicultural collection of 47 chapters intended to introduce short- story writers to teachers, students, and the reading public. Each chapter includes biographical material, a brief review of existing criticism, a lengthier analysis of specific works, and a selected bibliography. In addition, an introductory chapter provides a brief look at the history of the short story in English. Some of the writers covered: Chinua Achebe, Ama Ata Aidoo, Donald Barthelme, Raymond Carver, Janet Frame, Gish Jen, Maxine Hong Kingston, Doris Lessing, Bernard Malamud, Lorrie Moore, Bharati Mukherjee, Alice Munro, Michael Ondaatje, Victor Sawdon Pritchett, Salman Rushdie, Olive Senior, and Leslie Marmon Silko. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)