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ID
cx119
Title
"On The English Short Story."
Genre
Essay
Page Count
3
Word Count
1000
Publisher
Story
Publication Year
1935
Document Types
Full-text Online
Literary Criticism
Eads, Additions to
Topics
Short Story

In an essay preparatory to his book The Modern Short Story, Bates outlines the lack of an English story tradition until the genre became the perfect form of expression for post-war authors. "Ten years ago the existence in England of a daily newspaper publishing a short story each morning would have been a miracle" -- Bates notes that ten such newspapers now exist. In The Story: Devoted Solely to the Short Story (November, 1935).


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