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The Hemingway short story : a study in craft for writers and readers, Robert Paul Lamb

Label
The Hemingway short story : a study in craft for writers and readers
Title
The Hemingway short story
Title remainder
a study in craft for writers and readers
Statement of responsibility
Robert Paul Lamb
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Hemingway Short Story: A Study in Craft for Writers and Readers, Robert Paul Lamb delivers a dazzling analysis of the craft of this influential writer. Lamb scrutinizes a selection of Hemingway's exemplary stories to illuminate the author's methods of construction and to show how craft criticism complements and enhances cultural literary studies. The Hemingway Short Story, the highly anticipated sequel to Lamb's critically acclaimed Art Matters: Hemingway, Craft, and the Creation of the Modern Short Story, reconciles the creative writer's focus on art with the concerns of cultural critics, establishing the value that craft criticism holds for all readers. Beautifully written in clear and engaging prose, Lamb's study presents close readings of representative Hemingway stories such as "Soldier's Home," "A Canary for One," "God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen," and "Big Two-Hearted River." Lamb's examination of "Indian Camp," for instance, explores not only its biographical contexts--showing how details, incidents, and characters developed in the writer's mind and notebook as he transmuted life into art--but also its original, deleted opening and the final text of the story, uncovering otherwise unseen aspects of technique and new terrains of meaning. Lamb proves that a writer is not merely a site upon which cultural forces contend, but a professional in his or her craft who makes countless conscious decisions in creating a literary text. Revealing how the short story operates as a distinct literary genre, Lamb provides the meticulous readings that the form demands--showing Hemingway practicing his craft, offering new inclusive interpretations of much debated stories, reevaluating critically neglected stories, analyzing how craft is inextricably entwined with a story's cultural representations, and demonstrating the many ways in which careful examinations of stories reward us."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
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1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lamb, Robert Paul
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3515.E37
LC item number
Z6886 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Hemingway, Ernest
  • Hemingway, Ernest
  • Hemingway, Ernest
  • Short story
  • Kurzgeschichte
  • Short story
  • Technique
Label
The Hemingway short story : a study in craft for writers and readers, Robert Paul Lamb
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-223) and index
Contents
Full Encounters of the close kind. Really reading a Hemingway story: the example of "Indian camp" -- How craft readings contribute to understanding stories. Dueling wounds in "Soldier's home": the relation of textual form, narrative argument, and cultural critique ; The "pointless" story: what is "A canary for one"? -- Metacritical and metafictional Hemingway. Hemingway on (Mis)reading stories: "God rest you merry, gentlemen" as metacriticism ; Hemingway on (Mis)writing stories: "Big two-hearted river" as metafiction
Control code
779607155
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 233 p.
Isbn
9780807147443
Isbn Type
(epub)
Lccn
2012007901
System control number
(OCoLC)779607155
Label
The Hemingway short story : a study in craft for writers and readers, Robert Paul Lamb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-223) and index
Contents
Full Encounters of the close kind. Really reading a Hemingway story: the example of "Indian camp" -- How craft readings contribute to understanding stories. Dueling wounds in "Soldier's home": the relation of textual form, narrative argument, and cultural critique ; The "pointless" story: what is "A canary for one"? -- Metacritical and metafictional Hemingway. Hemingway on (Mis)reading stories: "God rest you merry, gentlemen" as metacriticism ; Hemingway on (Mis)writing stories: "Big two-hearted river" as metafiction
Control code
779607155
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 233 p.
Isbn
9780807147443
Isbn Type
(epub)
Lccn
2012007901
System control number
(OCoLC)779607155

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