Weixlmann, Joe. American Short-Fiction Criticism and Scholarship, 1959-1977: A Checklist. Athens: Ohio University Press, 1982, 625 p.
Provides a bibliography of secondary literature on American short fiction containing nearly 7,000 entries principally organized by author.
Allen, Walter. “The Modern Story: Origins, Background, Affinities.” In The Short Story in English, pp. 3-23. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1981.
Lists the principal qualities of the modern short story and describes numerous seminal works of the genre from the nineteenth century.
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