Anatomy of a Short Story

Anatomy of a Short Story

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Since its first publication in 1948, one of Vladimir Nabokov's shortest short stories, qSigns and Symbols, q has generated perhaps more interpretations and critical appraisal than any other that he wrote. It has been called qone of the greatest short stories ever writtenq and qa triumph of economy and force, minute realism and shimmering mysteryq (Brian Boyd, Vladimir Nabokov: The American Years). Anatomy of a Short Story contains: the full text of qSigns and Symbols, q line numbered and referenced throughout correspondence about the story, most of it never before published, between Nabokov and the editor of The New Yorker, where the story was first published 33 essays of literary criticism, bringing together classic essays and new interpretations a round-table discussion in which a screenwriter, a theater scholar, a mathematician, a psychiatrist, and a literary scholar bring their perspectives to bear on qSigns and Symbolsq Anatomy of a Short Story illuminates the ways in which we interpret fiction, and the short story in particular.If all springs from ten and all returns to it, it is therefore also an image of totality in motiona€ (Jean Chevalier and Alain Cheerbrant, A Dictionary of Symbols, trans. from the French by John Buchanan-Brown [London and New York: Penguinanbsp;...

Title:Anatomy of a Short Story
Author: Yuri Leving
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing USA - 2012-06-07

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