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appraisal of the Best American short stories with an analysis of the selections from the period 1939-1949
|Title:||An appraisal of the Best American short stories with an analysis of the selections from the period 1939-1949.||
Salomon, Ingeborg, author
Clapp, Robert George, professor directing thesis.
Florida State University, degree granting institution
|Type of Resource:||text|
|Publisher:||Florida State University|
|Place of Publication:||Tallahassee, Florida|
|Extent:||1 online resource (iii, 71 leaves)|
|Abstract/Description:||"Of the endeavors made each year to select and reprint in an anthology the best magazine stories of the preceding twelve months, Edward Joseph Harrington O'Brien's Best Short Stories, the first to be initiated, is one of the best known and most widely recognized. Many college, public, and secondary school librarians have accepted the collections as representative of the best current short story writing, and have made them a permanent part of their annual acquisitions. In this study, an attempt shall be made to determine O'Brien's purpose in establishing the anthology, the criteria followed, the procedures used in making the selections, and the critics' reactions to these criteria, procedures, and selections from 1915 to 1949. And finally, in order to determine more clearly what the reader may expect to find in a volume of Best Short Stories in terms of authors, kinds of stories, and magazines represented, an examination shall be made of these three factors in the selections of the eleven-year period, 1939-1949"--Introduction.|
|Bibliography Note:||Includes bibliographical references (leaves 62-71).|
"Submitted to the Graduate Council of Florida State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts."
Advisor: Robert G. Clapp, Professor Directing Study.
Best short stories
Short stories, American -- History and criticism
|Persistent Link to This Record:||http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_historic_acr5159|
Salomon, I. (1951). An appraisal of the Best American short stories with an analysis of the selections from the period 1939-1949. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_historic_acr5159