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Experimental American Short Stories

Lecture no. 18 from the course: Great American Short Stories: A Guide for Writers and Readers

Experimental American Short Stories

Taught by Professor Jennifer Cognard-Black | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

How is writing fiction like making a quilt? Turn your attention to the innovative short fiction that emerged in the turbulent years after World War II to find the answer. Look at the deconstructionist approach to short stories, focusing particularly on metafiction, and then explore the use of voice to create both intimacy and scope simultaneously.


August 29, 2019
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