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By Jorge Sacido

How can the fast tale support to redefine modernism, postmodernism and their interrelationship? what's the prestige of the fast tale in sleek literary historical past? those are the important questions that the essays gathered during this quantity attempt to resolution from diversified views via readings of brief fiction in English and debts of the genre's theorisations. The essays by way of a bunch of overseas students take on theoretical concerns which are significant in techniques to either "movements" reminiscent of periodisation, autonomy, excessive vs. well known literature, totality vs. fragmentation, floor vs. intensity, otherness, illustration, and, primarily, the topic and its vicissitudes. since it blends theory-based arguments into the techniques to the quick fiction of typically canonical authors (Joyce, Woolf, Lewis, Ballard, Carter, Rushdie, or Wallace), Modernism, Postmodernism, and the quick tale in English is of curiosity not just to readers and students of the quick tale, but in addition to these coming from the fields of literary concept and literary heritage

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