Maupassant and the American short story : the influence of form at the turn of the century (Book, 1994) [WorldCat.org]
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Maupassant and the American short story : the influence of form at the turn of the century

Author: Richard Fusco
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Maupassant and the American Short Story isolates and develops more fully than any previous study the impact of Maupassant's work on the writing of Ambrose Bierce, O. Henry, Kate Chopin, and Henry James. It introduces a new perspective to assess their canons, reviving the importance of many often-ignored stories and, in the cases of Maupassant and O. Henry, reasserting the necessity of studying such writers to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Guy de Maupassant; Guy de Maupassant; Guy de Maupassant; Guy de Maupassant; Guy de Maupassant; Guy de Maupassant; Guy de Maupassant
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Fusco
ISBN: 0271010819 9780271010816
OCLC Number: 27726674
Description: viii, 230 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A Theory on Conte and Structure --
Maupassant and Short-Story Structure --
1. Maupassant and the Simpler Structures of the Short Story --
The Linear Short Story --
The Ironic Coda --
The Surprise-Inversion Story --
The Loop --
2. Maupassant and the More Complex Structures of the Short Story --
The Descending Helical --
The Contrast Story --
The Sinusoidal Story --
3. Maupassant and the American Mainstream --
Maupassant and Bierce --
Maupassant and O. Henry --
4. Maupassant and Chopin --
The Early Stories --
The Translations --
Descending Helicals and the Later Stories --
Sinusoidals and the Later Stories --
5. Maupassant and James --
The Reluctant Disciple --
James and the Contrast Story --
James and the Descending Helical.
Responsibility: Richard Fusco.

Abstract:

An exploration of Maupassant's influence on four major American short-story writers: Ambrose Bierce, O. Henry, Kate Chopin and Henry James. The author proposes an original approach to short-story  Read more...

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