What is short story?

  • (noun): A prose narrative shorter than a novel.

Short Story

A short story is a work of fiction, usually written in narrative prose. Emerging from earlier oral storytelling traditions in the 17th century, the short story has grown to encompass a body of work so diverse as to defy easy characterization. At its most prototypical the short story features a small cast of named characters, and focuses on a self-contained incident with the intent of evoking a "single effect" or mood. In so doing, short stories make use of plot, resonance, and other dynamic components to a far greater degree than is typical of an anecdote, yet to a far lesser degree than a novel. While the short story is largely distinct from the novel, authors of both generally draw from a common pool of literary techniques.

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Short Story Cycle
... A short story cycle (sometimes referred to as a story sequence or composite novel) is a collection of short stories in which the narratives are specifically composed and ... Short story cycles are different from novels because the parts that would make up the chapters can all stand alone as a short story, each individually containing a beginning, middle and conclusion ...
Shahidul Zahir - Phulkumar,Choturtha Matra, Kothaey Pabo Tarey and Jonome Jonmantor
... Phulkumar is a film which was based on a story by Shahidul Zahir ... Phulkumar, was made in 2000 by Ashique Mostafa, is adapted from his short story "Ei Shomoy" ... His another short story "Choturtha Matra" was the basis of an award winning video film by Nurul Alam Atique ...
Linda Leatherbarrow - Bibliography
... Bird Press (1984) ASIN B0016ZKLU2 Prizes and Awards 1st Prize The Hay-on-Wye Short Story Prize 2009 Arts Council Award 2005 3rd Prize Bridport Prize 2001 Asham Award 2001 ...
Short Story - Adaptations
... Short stories have frequently been adapted for radio dramas, as on NBC Presents Short Story (1951–52) ... Sometimes, short stories are adapted into television specials, such as "1201 PM", "Nightmare at 20,000 feet", "The Lottery", and "Button, Button" ... Others have been made into short films, often rewritten by other people, and even as feature length films, such is the case of "Children of the Corn", "The Birds", "Brokeback Mountain", "Who Goes There?", "Duel ...
Literature From The "Axis Of Evil" - Writers and Works Included
... Houshang Moradi-Kermani "The Vice-Principal" (short story, 1979) Tirdad Zolghadr excerpt from the novella A Little Less Conversation (2006) Ahmad Shamlou "Existence" (poem, 1957) Iraq (Iraq ...

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