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How can the fast tale support to redefine modernism, postmodernism and their interrelationship? what's the prestige of the fast tale in glossy literary heritage? those are the imperative questions that the essays accrued during this quantity attempt to resolution from diverse views via readings of brief fiction in English and debts of the genre's theorisations. The essays by means of a gaggle of overseas students take on theoretical concerns which are relevant in techniques to either "movements" corresponding to periodisation, autonomy, excessive vs. well known literature, totality vs. fragmentation, floor vs. intensity, otherness, illustration, and, chiefly, the topic and its vicissitudes. since it blends theory-based arguments into the ways to the fast fiction of customarily canonical authors (Joyce, Woolf, Lewis, Ballard, Carter, Rushdie, or Wallace), Modernism, Postmodernism, and the quick tale in English is of curiosity not just to readers and students of the quick tale, but in addition to these coming from the fields of literary conception and literary heritage.
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