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The Short Story from Postmodernism to the Digital Age

Long, Maebh (2016) The Short Story from Postmodernism to the Digital Age. In: The Cambridge Companion to the English Short Story. Cambridge University Press , Cambridge , pp. 128-142. ISBN 978-1-107-08417-9

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This chapter explores the short story in Ireland and Britain from the 1960s to the present. It traces the short story’s relations to realism and the avant garde, and follows its path from the stylistic experimentalism of the postmodern, with its concomitant expressions of hybridity and excess, to contemporary explorations of the fragmentation, yearning and separation symptomatic of life in a global, digital age. The independent and yet interconnected narratives of the Irish and British short story and the publishing industry are laid out, as are the form’s use by feminist writers and marginalised communities.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Language, Arts and Media
Depositing User: Maebh Long
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2016 21:45
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2016 21:45

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