African American Short Fiction.

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    • Abstract:
      Although it may be viewed as a modern genre, short fiction emerges from the mists of history in the form of fairy tales, anecdotes, myths, and historical legend. The ancient Greeks already knew the form. Actually, tales of (fifteenth century; , 1706-1708) and Geoffrey Chaucer’s tales are classified as short stories. Besides the obvious difference in length, short fiction differs from longer fiction by focusing upon a single event occurring in one or two scenes and by including fewer characters. In addition, the compactness and unified effect of the literary form force an economy of words, and setting is oftentimes simple. Edgar Allan Poe, who receives much credit for the development of the short story as a literary genre, remarked that the short story’s primary distinguishing factor is the sense of aesthetic unity that can be read in one sitting. While the nineteenth century saw the development of the short story as it is understood today, the original form, passed down through oral tradition, predates recorded history and includes most cultures.
    • Full Text Word Count:
      12559
    • Accession Number:
      125599060
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    • ABNT:
      DIANA, M. C.; GOMEZ-GALISTEO, M. C. African American Short Fiction. Salem Press Encyclopedia of Literature, [s. l.], 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 23 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Diana MC, Gomez-Galisteo MC. African American Short Fiction. Salem Press Encyclopedia of Literature. 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=125599060. Accessed October 23, 2019.
    • APA:
      Diana, M. C., & Gomez-Galisteo, M. C. (2019). African American Short Fiction. Salem Press Encyclopedia of Literature. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=125599060
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Diana, M. Casey, and M. Carmen Gomez-Galisteo. 2019. “African American Short Fiction.” Salem Press Encyclopedia of Literature. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=125599060.
    • Harvard:
      Diana, M. C. and Gomez-Galisteo, M. C. (2019) ‘African American Short Fiction’, Salem Press Encyclopedia of Literature. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=125599060 (Accessed: 23 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Diana, MC & Gomez-Galisteo, MC 2019, ‘African American Short Fiction’, Salem Press Encyclopedia of Literature, viewed 23 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Diana, M.Casey, and M.Carmen Gomez-Galisteo. “African American Short Fiction.” Salem Press Encyclopedia of Literature, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=125599060.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Diana, M. Casey, and M. Carmen Gomez-Galisteo. “African American Short Fiction.” Salem Press Encyclopedia of Literature, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=125599060.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Diana MC, Gomez-Galisteo MC. African American Short Fiction. Salem Press Encyclopedia of Literature [Internet]. 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 23]; Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=125599060