Elias Lieberman (essay date 1912)
SOURCE: Lieberman, Elias. “The Point of Contact Between the Short Story and Locality,” and “Locality as a Factor.” In The American Short Story: A Study of the Influence of Locality in its Development, pp. 14-23, 158-68. Ridgewood, NJ: The Editor Company, 1912.
[In the following essay, Lieberman underscores the importance of setting to the overall effect of a short story, asserting that location is “the most typically American” element.]
Now that we have considered the forces that determine localities and types of men and women we are prepared to go a step further. What is the point of contact between the locality and the short story as an art form? Is the...
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