Briefs: A Discussion of Genre and a Presentation of Short Fiction

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Eleven short fictions are introduced with a discussion of genre. Genre is looked at as being a matter of degree ranging from absolute prose on one end of the spectrum to a very specific form of poem with conventions of its own such as the Shakespearean Sonnet on the other end of the spectrum. The analysis is made in an appeal for the short-short story (or sudden fiction) as being a genre of its own. It is argued that regardless of what category a fiction may fall into (and some of the distinctions seem arbitrary), that what is most important ... continued below

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iii, 67 leaves

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Kenney, Stephen Robert May 1993.

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Eleven short fictions are introduced with a discussion of genre. Genre is looked at as being a matter of degree ranging from absolute prose on one end of the spectrum to a very specific form of poem with conventions of its own such as the Shakespearean Sonnet on the other end of the spectrum. The analysis is made in an appeal for the short-short story (or sudden fiction) as being a genre of its own. It is argued that regardless of what category a fiction may fall into (and some of the distinctions seem arbitrary), that what is most important is success at conveying a meaningful experience.

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Kenney, Stephen Robert. Briefs: A Discussion of Genre and a Presentation of Short Fiction, thesis, May 1993; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501044/: accessed October 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .