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Anthology of the American Short Story

Anthology of the American Short Story
Author: James Nagel
ISBN 13: 9780618444243
ISBN 10: 618444246
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2007-03-20
Format: Paperback
Pages: 992
List Price: $155.95

With a great balance between commonly anthologized and newly discovered works, Anthology of the American Short Story captures the artistic development of the short story from 1747 to today. Compiled by the eminent American Literature scholar James Nagel, this collection presents, works of literary excellence with thorough introductions that address historical and social events, as well as major advancements in literature, during transitional moments in the form. Each short story selected balances importance to history and contemporary culture with a contribution to the richness of the American literary tradition. These stories reflect not only a wide range of fictional approaches, but also the breadth of ethnic writers who have contributed to the development of the short-story genre as a whole.