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Author Morson, Gary Saul, 1948- author.

Title The long and short of it : from aphorism to novel / Gary Saul Morson.

Imprint Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2012]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    818.602 MOR    Available
Description xx, 273 pages ; 24 cm.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: the long and short of it -- Genre and brevity -- Apothegms -- Witticism and witlessism -- Wisdom and counter-wisdom -- Two kinds of trial -- Prosaic apothegms -- Conclusion : the great conversation.
Summary This book explores the family of very short literary genres-- aphorisms, witticisms, wise sayings, and other short forms, from the perspective of their world views and the devices that express them.
Subject Aphorisms and apothegms -- History and criticism.
Wit and humor -- History and criticism.
Literary form.
ISBN 9780804781695 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0804781699 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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