Author(s): Jennifer Cognard-Black
Series: The Great Courses
Publisher: The Teaching Company, Year: 2019-09
Short stories offer readers the unique opportunity to experience a powerful piece of literature in a deceptively small package. The constraints of a few thousand words can give the best works an economy of storytelling that distills the power of the written word in astonishing ways. The brevity of short fiction belies its emotional and intellectual complexity.