A Reader's Companion to the Short Story in English


Though many outstanding novels have been written in the last century, most of these novelists have also been short story writers. This reference is a guide to contemporary English-language short story writers and their works. Included are alphabetically arranged entries on roughly 50 writers from around the world, most of whom have been active since 1960. More than half the American writers belong to historically marginalized groups, such as Jewish-Americans, African-Americans, and Asian-Americans, and the volume includes entries for slightly more women than men. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and provides biographical material, a review of criticism, an extended analysis of specific works, and a selected bibliography.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Charles Dameron
  • Susan Rochette-Crawley
  • Selina Samuels
  • Linda H. Straubel
  • Gayle Elliott
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2001


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