The realist short story of the powerful glimpse : Chekhov to Carver / Kerry McSweeney.
By: McSweeney, Kerry.Material type: TextPublisher: Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, c2007Description: xii, 136 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781570036958 (cloth : alk. paper); 1570036950 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Chekov, Anton -- Criticism and interpretation | Joyce, James -- Criticism and interpretation | Hemingway, Ernest -- Criticism and interpretation | O'Connor, Flannery -- Criticism and interpretation | Carver, Raymond -- Criticism and interpretation | Realism in literature | Literature, Modern -- 19th century -- History and criticism | Literature, Modern -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Short storyDDC classification: 809.3/10912
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -131) and index.
Aesthetic readings of Chekhov's stories -- Joyce's "Stories of my childhood" and cultural studies -- Affects in Hemingway's Nick Adams sequence -- O'Connor's Christian realism -- Carver's dark view of things.
"Taking an aesthetic approach to the genre of realist short fiction, Kerry McSweeney clusters the work of five masters - Anton Chekhov, James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Flannery O'Connor, and Raymond Carver - to offer a poetics of the form for students and scholars. At the center of this argument is the notion that the realist short story is a glimpse - powerful and tightly focused - into a world that the writer must precisely craft and in which the reader must fully invest."--BOOK JACKET.