Blackwell Literature Handbooks: The British and Irish Short Story Handbook

Editor/Author Malcolm, David
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $115.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $172.50
ISBN: 978-1-4443-3045-8
Category: Language & Literature - British literature
Book Status: Available
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The British and Irish Short Story Handbook guides readers through the development of the short story and the unique critical issues involved in discussions of short fiction. It includes a wide-ranging analysis of non-canonical and non-realist writers as well as the major authors and their works, providing a comprehensive and much-needed appraisal of this area. - Guides readers through the development of the short story and critical issues involved in discussions of short fiction. Offers a detailed discussion of the range of genres in the British and Irish short story. - Includes extensive analysis of non-canonical writers, such as Hubert Crackanthorpe, Ella D ;Arcy, T.F. Powys, A.E. Coppard, Julian Maclaren-Ross, Mollie Panter-Downes, Denton Welch, and Sylvia Townsend Warner. - Provides a wide-ranging discussion of non-realist and experimental short stories. - Includes a large section on the British short story in the Second World War

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • Part 1 A Brief History of the British and Irish Short Story
  • Part 2 Issues in Short Story Criticism
  • Part 3 Genres
  • Part 4 Key Authors
  • Richard Aldington (1892–1962)
  • J. G. Ballard (1930–2009)
  • Samuel Beckett (1906–1989)
  • Frances Bellerby (1899–1975)
  • John Berger (born 1926)
  • Elizabeth Bowen (1899–1973)
  • Angela Carter (1940–1992)
  • Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930)
  • Joseph Conrad (1857–1924)
  • A. E. Coppard (1878–1957)
  • Hubert Crackanthorpe (1870–1896)
  • Walter de la Mare (1873–1956)
  • Hugh Fleetwood (born 1944)
  • Graham Greene (1904–1991)
  • Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)
  • Henry James (1843–1916)
  • Gabriel Josipovici (born 1940)
  • James Joyce (1882–1941)
  • James Kelman (born 1946)
  • Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936)
  • Hanif Kureishi (born 1954)
  • James Lasdun (born 1958)
  • Mary Lavin (1912–1996)
  • D. H. Lawrence (1885–1930)
  • Doris Lessing (born 1919)
  • George Mackay Brown (1921–1996)
  • Julian Maclaren-Ross (1912–1964)
  • Bernard MacLaverty (born 1942)
  • Katherine Mansfield (1888–1923)
  • E. A. Markham (1939–2008)
  • W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1965)
  • Ian McEwan (born 1948)
  • John McGahern (1934–2006)
  • Michael Moorcock (born 1939)
  • H. H. Munro (“Saki”) (1870–1916)
  • Frank O’Connor (1903–1966)
  • Seán O’Faoláin (1900–1991)
  • Mollie Panter-Downes (1906–1997)
  • T. F. Powys (1875–1953)
  • V. S. Pritchett (1900–1997)
  • Jean Rhys (1890–1979)
  • Alan Sillitoe (1928–2010)
  • Muriel Spark (1918–2006)
  • Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)
  • Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893–1978)
  • William Trevor (born 1928)
  • H. G. Wells (1866–1946)
  • Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)
  • Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)
  • Part 5 Key Works
  • Robert Louis Stevenson, “Markheim” (1885)
  • Oscar Wilde, “The Canterville Ghost: A Hylo-Idealistic Romance” (1887)
  • Oscar Wilde, “The Selfish Giant” (1888)
  • Arthur Conan Doyle, “The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb” (1892)
  • Hubert Crackanthorpe, “Modern Melodrama” (1895)
  • Henry James, “The Altar of the Dead” (1895)
  • Joseph Conrad, “Amy Foster” (1901)
  • George Moore, “Home Sickness” (1903)
  • H. G. Wells, “The Valley of Spiders” (1903)
  • M. R. James, “Canon Alberic’s Scrap-Book” (1904)
  • H. H. Munro (“Saki”), “Sredni Vashtar” (1911)
  • James Joyce, “An Encounter” (1914)
  • D. H. Lawrence, “Tickets, Please” (1919)
  • Virginia Woolf, “Kew Gardens” (1919)
  • Katherine Mansfield, “The Stranger” (1921)
  • A. E. Coppard, “The Higgler” (1925)
  • Rudyard Kipling, “The Gardener” (1926)
  • Jean Rhys, “Mannequin” (1927)
  • W. Somerset Maugham, “Footprints in the Jungle” (1927)
  • T. F. Powys, “John Pardy and the Waves” (1929)
  • Seán O’Faoláin, “Midsummer Night Madness” (1932)
  • V. S. Pritchett, “Handsome Is As Handsome Does” (1938)
  • Mollie Panter-Downes, “Goodbye, My Love” (1941)
  • Alun Lewis, “The Last Inspection” (1942)
  • Mary Lavin, “At Sallygap” (1943)
  • Elizabeth Bowen, “Mysterious Kôr” (1944)
  • Julian Maclaren-Ross, “The Tape” (1944)
  • Denton Welch, “Narcissus Bay” (1948)
  • Frank O’Connor, “Eternal Triangle” (1954)
  • J. G. Ballard, “The Terminal Beach” (1964)
  • Samuel Beckett, “Lessness” (1970)
  • Gabriel Josipovici, “Mobius the Stripper: A Topological Exercise” (1974)
  • Michael Moorcock, “Waiting for the End of Time. . .” (1976)
  • Sylvia Townsend Warner, “The King of Orkney’s Leonardo” (1976)
  • William Trevor, “Another Christmas” (1978)
  • Angela Carter, “The Erl-King” (1979)
  • Clive Sinclair, “The Evolution of the Jews” (1979)
  • John McGahern, “The Conversion of William Kirkwood” (1985)
  • James Kelman, “Forgetting to Mention Allende” (1987)
  • Mary Dorcey, “A Noise from the Woodshed” (1989)
  • James Lasdun, “Ate/Menos or The Miracle” (1992)
  • Bernard MacLaverty, “A Silent Retreat” (1994)
  • Hanif Kureishi, “We’re Not Jews” (1995)
  • Patricia Duncker, “Stalker” (2003)
  • China Miéville, “Foundation” (2003)
  • Key Collections
  • References and Further Reading