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Great American short stories : a guide for writers and readers
Title:
Great American short stories : a guide for writers and readers
Publication Information:
Chantilly, VA : The Teaching Company, [2019]

©2019
ISBN:
9781629977607
Physical Description:
4 videodiscs (approximately 12 hr.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (vi, 185 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Series:
Great courses. Literature and language. American literature & writing
Language:
English
Language Note:
Closed-captioned.
General Note:
Title from disc label.

"Course no. 2323."

Contains 24 lectures; each lecture is approximately 30 minutes.

Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Contents:
"Come in here" : how stories draw us in -- Discovering the American short story -- The storytelling instinct in America -- Storytelling and American mythos -- Sentimental fiction and social reform -- The rise of realism in American fiction -- American modernists -- Contemporary American storytelling -- Setting or donnée in american short fiction -- The use of detail in American short fiction -- Character: who you are in the dark -- American dialogue and interior monologue -- Standing apart: the third person -- Standing close: the first and second person -- Plot: what characters do next -- Imagery in American short fiction -- Style in traditional American short stories -- Experimental American short stories -- Genre short fiction in America -- Graphic short fiction in America -- Postmodern short fiction in America -- American microfictions -- Short story endings -- A hundred false starts.
Abstract:
"Discover how to read, write, and appreciate American short stories with an award-winning teacher and published author."--Container.
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