Chapter 1. The British and Irish Short Story to 1945

  1. Cheryl Alexander Malcolm Associate Professor1 and
  2. David Malcolm Professor2
  1. Cheryl Alexander Malcolm Associate Professor1 and
  2. David Malcolm Professor2

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch1

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

How to Cite

Malcolm, C. A. and Malcolm, D. (2008) The British and Irish Short Story to 1945, in A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story (eds C. A. Malcolm and D. Malcolm), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of American Studies, University of Gdańsk, Poland

  2. 2

    English Institute, University of Gdańsk, Poland

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of American Studies, University of Gdańsk, Poland

  2. 2

    English Institute, University of Gdańsk, Poland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145374

Online ISBN: 9781444304770

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Keywords:

  • British short story (not Irish variety) - largely neglected by scholarship;
  • scholarly neglect of British short story but less true of Irish short fiction;
  • history of British and Irish short fiction;
  • British and Irish Short Story to 1945;
  • short fictional prose narratives;
  • “The Tardy Evolution of the British Short Story”;
  • short fiction within US literary world and British novel domination within fiction market;
  • neglect of short fiction in Britain and prestige of long novels in economics of the publishing world;
  • Irish history disruptions - stimulating for short stories

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • 1

  • 2

  • 3

  • References and Further Reading