By David Malcolm
A spouse to the British and Irish brief tale presents a entire therapy of brief fiction writing and chronicles its improvement in Britain and eire from 1880 to the present.
- Provides a finished remedy of the quick tale in Britain and eire because it built over the interval 1880 to the present
- Includes essays on themes and genres, in addition to on person texts and authors
- Comprises chapters on women’s writing, Irish fiction, homosexual and lesbian writing, and brief fiction through immigrants to Britain
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