Hurley, U 2011, 'Look back in wonder: how the endings of short stories can be their most powerful and effective distinguishing features' , Short Fiction in Theory and Practice, 1 (1) , pp. 25-35.
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Drawing on her experiences as a writer and teacher of short fiction, the author offers an interrogation of the defining qualities of short stories, with a particular focus on how the ending of a narrative can be one of the most useful ways of teasing out generic differences between short fic-tion and other prose forms. A survey of critical and writerly opinion leads into a practical demon-stration of how endings work, with detailed reference to James Joyce’s Dubliners. The essay concludes by suggesting ways in which Dubliners prefigures the composite novels and story cy-cles that are prominent features of contemporary practice.
|Themes:||Subjects / Themes > P Language and Literature
Memory, Text and Place
|Schools:||Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for English Literature and Language
Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
|Journal or Publication Title:||Short Fiction in Theory and Practice|
|Depositing User:||Dr Ursula Hurley|
|Date Deposited:||18 Nov 2011 16:05|
|Last Modified:||30 Nov 2015 23:36|
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