The Ordinary and the Short Story: Short Fiction of T.F. Powys and V.S. Pritchett by Milosz WojtynaThe Ordinary and the Short Story: Short Fiction of T.F. Powys and V.S. Pritchett by Milosz Wojtyna

The Ordinary and the Short Story: Short Fiction of T.F. Powys and V.S. Pritchett

byMilosz Wojtyna

Hardcover | September 16, 2015

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This formalist-narratological study of T.F. Powys’ and V.S. Pritchett’s short fiction reestablishes both authors as important contributors to the history of the short story form. It also discusses how writers, who did not belong to the modernist avant-garde innovation, address the problems of the short story form in the twentieth century. The study takes a close look at the uses of the ordinary and analyses character, setting, and event presentation, narrators, audiences, narrativity, eventfulness, causality, and narrative rhetoric. It presents two kinds of short fiction and two kinds of the ordinary: the ecstatic one, focused on violations of norm, and the static kind that reassures its patterns.
Milosz Wojtyna holds a Ph.D. from the University of Gdansk, Poland. He specializes in 20th and 21st century British fiction, contemporary narrative theory and non-canonical short fiction writers from Britain and the Continent. He is a translator and publisher.
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Title:The Ordinary and the Short Story: Short Fiction of T.F. Powys and V.S. PritchettFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:September 16, 2015Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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Contents: The ordinary in literature – The short story – Non-canonical short fiction writers – Modernism and the canon – Formalism – The rhetoric of narrative, narrativity, eventfulness, character presentation, causality – Social realism – Polemics with realism – Stasis-ekstasis as an organizing principle of narrative.