By David Malcolm
A significant other to the British and Irish brief tale presents a accomplished remedy of brief fiction writing and chronicles its improvement in Britain and eire from 1880 to the present.
- Provides a entire therapy of the fast tale in Britain and eire because it constructed over the interval 1880 to the present
- Includes essays on themes and genres, in addition to on person texts and authors
- Comprises chapters on women’s writing, Irish fiction, homosexual and lesbian writing, and brief fiction by way of immigrants to Britain
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A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story by David Malcolm