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2014 | 11 | 1 | 144-151
Article title

What is a Short Story Besides Short? Questioning Minds in Search of Understanding Short Fiction

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The paper seeks to identify the cluster of essential features for a working definition of the short story, in an attempt to establish short fiction as a fully independent literary genre. I further explore the fundamental mode of thinking and of imagination generated by reading short fiction.
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11
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1
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144-151
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published
2014-03-01
online
2014-05-01
Contributors
  • West University of Timişoara
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Publication order reference
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bwmeta1.element.doi-10_2478_rjes-2014-0018
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