An Organon of Life Knowledge

Genres and Functions of the Short Story in North America

Can fiction teach us how to live? This study offers a fresh take on the North American short story, exploring how the genre has engaged in the construction and circulation of 'life knowledge'. Echoing the resurgence of short story scholarship in recent years, it thus contributes a genre-focused perspective to the growing field of 'literature and knowledge' studies. Drawing on stories from the late 19th century to the present by authors such as Henry James, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Eudora Welty, Junot Díaz, and Alice Munro, Michael Basseler examines how knowledge about life and how to live it is generically constituted and, vice versa, how literary genres such as the short story are embedded in broader cultural frameworks of knowledge production.

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2019-01-27, ca. 276 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4642-9

This product will be released at 27 January 2019

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Michael Basseler

Michael Basseler, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Deutschland

Author(s)
Michael Basseler
Book title
An Organon of Life Knowledge Genres and Functions of the Short Story in North America
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 276
Features
kart.
ISBN
978-3-8376-4642-9
DOI
Commodity Group
1564
BIC-Code
DSB DSA
BISAC-Code
LIT004020 LIT006000
THEMA-Code
DSB DSA
Release date
2019-01-27
Edition
1
Topics
Literatur, Amerika, Leben
Readership
Literary Studies, American Studies, Cultural Studies, Short Story Readers and Practitioners
Keywords/Tags
Short Story, Literature and Knowledge, Genre Theory, Narrative, America, Life, Literature, American Studies, Theory of Literature, General Literature Studies, Literary Studies

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