This guide is a collection of resources containing short stories, the mechanics of short story writing, and criticisms and companions.
If you're looking for a specific story or a specific author, a good place to start is the library's OneSearch box. Search the title of the short story in quotes, for example "Things Passed on the Way to Oblivion"
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Expand your horizons with this collection of hand-picked classic short stories and tales from writers like Jack London, Guy de Maupassant, Louisa May Alcott, Hans Christian Anderson, Ambrose Bierce, and many others. These fast-paced stories are chosen for their unique flavor and suitable for all ages and tastes, and provide a window to a time when writers knew how to tell great stories using descriptive words and phrases.. Alexa Users ask "Alexa, play the podcast 1001 Classic Short Stories and Tales".
This is a concise yet comprehensive treatment of the American short story that includes an historical overview of the topic as well as discussion of notable American authors and individual stories, from Benjamin Franklin's "The Speech of Miss Polly Baker" in 1747 to "The Joy Luck Club". Includes a selection of writers chosen not only for their contributions of individual stories but for bodies of work that advanced the boundaries of short fiction, including Washington Irving, Sarah Orne Jewett, Stephen Crane, Jamaica Kincaid, and Tim O'Brien addresses the ways in which American oral storytelling and other narrative traditions were integral to the formation and flourishing of the short story genre Written in accessible and engaging prose for students at all levels by a renowned literary scholar to illuminate an important genre that has received short shrift in scholarly literature of the last century Includes a glossary defining the most common terms used in literary history and in critical discussions of fiction, and a bibliography of works for further study.
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Poetry & Short Story Reference Center comes with a dedicated search interface that allows users to browse content by categories such as most studied poems, poets, short stories and themes.
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In addition to poems and short stories, the database includes plays and speeches, classic books, biographies, critical analyses, contextual essays and explications for important works, and essays on poetic forms, literary terms, techniques and movements.
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Literary Reference Center gives students, professors and researchers a foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs.
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This resource provides information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames.
More than 36,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews
More than 80,000 articles/essays of literary criticism
More than 250,000 author biographies
More than 450 literary journals
More than 900,000 book reviews
Nearly 100,000 classic and contemporary poems
More than 27,000 classic and contemporary short stories
Nearly 10,000 author interviews
More than 7,400 classic novels