Short-Short Fiction Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Short Story Criticism)


Brown, Sidney DeVere. “Yasunari Kawabata (1899-1972): Tradition Versus Modernity.” World Literature Today 62, no. 3 (summer 1988): 375-79.

Contends that the paradox of Kawabata's oeuvre is that although he was recognized as a modern author, he actually “focused on traditional culture and gave little attention to things modern and Western, even though he wrote in a Japan undergoing modernization and all his novels had a contemporary setting.”

Chaves, Jose. “A Brief Introduction to the Latin American Short-Short Story.” Northwest Review 39, no. 2 (2001): 17-28.

Investigates the short-short story...

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