Significance of the Short Story

A look at the medium of short stories and the reasons behind why they should be regarded as highly as the novel. This article would look at several famous short stories or short story writers and the influence they’ve had on writers throughout history (including the influence they’ve had on the medium of the novel). It might also be helpful to discuss the status of the short story–how it’s risen or declined in popularity through time.

  • A very interesting topic, but fairly daunting and possibly a little too broad. For whoever's attempting this though: would be interesting to bring in Maupassant, Poe, Hardy, Kipling, etc, and if possible, tie it right back to our contemporary times, with a little nod to Alice Munro. – Matchbox 8 years ago

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