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Literary Forms and Genres: Short Story

Gitenstein Library resources: print and electronic

Spoken Word Recording

Understanding and Appreciation of the Short Story, produced by Morris Schreiber, fl. 1966 (Folkways Records, 1966), 49 mins.

Track titles: 1) The art of the short story : essay, poetry, drama and biography; 2) Mood, setting, and action; 3) Characterisation; 4) The Roots of the Short Story; 5) Use in modern short story; 6) The short story compared with other literary types; 7) Masters of the short story; 8) Some memorable themes examined.

ILL (for Books) and WorldCat

Use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request books and book chapters not held by our library. Chapters typically arrive within hours. Physical books take days.

WorldCat is a "union catalog" of millions of records for books held by thousands of libraries. Search WorldCat to find more books about your topic. Identify e-books available to read or borrow immediately by conducting an Advanced search. Look for the Library Code box toward the bottom of the page. Enter one of the following library codes:

  • INARC (e-books from Internet Archive)
  • HATHI (e-books from HathiTrust)
  • NJT (books/e-books from our Gitenstein Library)
  • OAPEN (open access e-books)

Selected Criticism (secondary)