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Contemporary American Storytelling

Lecture no. 8 from the course: Great American Short Stories: A Guide for Writers and Readers

Contemporary American Storytelling

Taught by Professor Jennifer Cognard-Black | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

Ernest Hemingway remains the single most influential short story writer of the 20th century. Disillusioned by World War I and heavily influenced by the objectivity of journalism, Hemingway changed the American short story—and possibly the American identity. Consider how this one writer revolutionized short fiction and influenced countless other authors.