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The American Short Story - American Writers 14

The American Short Story - American Writers 14: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

Copyright Date: 1961
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    The American Short Story - American Writers 14
    Book Description:

    The American Short Story. To meet a need which had been felt for some time both in the United States and abroad, the pamphlet series, the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, was established in 1959. By providing readable critical introductions to American Writers, the pamphlets were designed to meet the needs and tastes of mature students and readers of imaginative literature throughout the world.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5227-3
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-4)
  2. The American Short Story
    (pp. 5-45)

    Whatever its universal qualities, the good literature of every nation expresses the national character. This is as true of American literature as of any other. However, in the beginning American literature tended to express a hybrid European character, not surprisingly, for American writers were after all primarily a product of European influences. Their problem lay in finding a way to express American character while at the same time remaining true to their European heritage. Since this was largely an unrecognized problem, they solved it slowly, inadvertently, ironically, without realizing what they were up to. By so doing, they achieved a...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 46-47)