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By David Malcolm

A better half to the British and Irish brief tale presents a entire therapy of brief fiction writing and chronicles its improvement in Britain and eire from 1880 to the present.

  • Provides a finished remedy of the quick tale in Britain and eire because it constructed over the interval 1880 to the present
  • Includes essays on issues and genres, in addition to on person texts and authors
  • Comprises chapters on women’s writing, Irish fiction, homosexual and lesbian writing, and brief fiction via immigrants to Britain

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However, the authors that form the subject of this essay exploit the form of the short story to provide a far less univocal, comprehensive, or optimistic vision of the day-to-day ruling of colonial possessions; the stories are aimed at an adult audience, whose complacent security – born of ideologically blind ignorance of the reality of empire or resulting from the mistaken belief of comprehensive knowledge – they seek to undermine. Somerset Maugham’s stories reprise the tradition of the colonial short story with a degree of self-awareness arguably resulting from the changed attitude towards colonial possessions after World War I, from expansionary goals to administrative retrenchment.

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