Swing Shorts: Stories & Wonders

Author: Tam Francis

Publisher: Plum Creek Publishing

ISBN: 0692082816

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

View: 4894


Music & Dance ~ Life & Love ~ Body & Soul The oldest stories ever told When an enthusiastic and talented mom auditions for a dance troupe, she finds unexpected discrimination and inequality at every step. All-girl colored band clarinetist, Korla, knows the police sirens are coming for her. Can she escape the Jim Crow Sheriff in time to play the USO show before he and the young deputy figure out what else the girls are hiding? After the perfect date in jazzy WWII San Francisco, an American boy searches for his Japanese girlfriend after the government orders all Japanese-Americans to an internment camp. Perceptions are skewed by hot swing rhythms in Night Club Feet. A vintage girl pines for a married dancer while a newbie guy lusts after her, each encumbered by ego and self-image. In 1943, too many men had enlisted or been drafted, leaving empty spots in the big band orchestras. Can seventeen-year-old ingénue, Moira, pass the audition, keep her too friendly bandleader at bay, and snatch one of the coveted positions in the all-girl band. A young couple becomes sidetracked by the musicians who play hot jazz alongside the petting zoo of piglets, ducks, and lambs on the family jaunt to the feed store. Will the bereaved young woman find the perfect place her mother told her about without being diverted by a mysterious handsome man and the swing music emerging from the hotel cantina where she stopped for the night? Those are just a few Swing Shorts that explore the transformative, transcendent, and often poignant bond we share with music and dance. Find your connection.

Modern American Short Story Sequences

Author: Maxwell F. Kennedy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521430100

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 239

View: 4121


Originally published in 1995, this book explores American short story sequences as a twentieth-century genre.

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

Author: David Malcolm,Cheryl Alexander Malcolm

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405145374

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 596

View: 3046


A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story provides a comprehensive treatment of short fiction writing and chronicles its development in Britain and Ireland from 1880 to the present. Provides a comprehensive treatment of the short story in Britain and Ireland as it developed over the period 1880 to the present Includes essays on topics and genres, as well as on individual texts and authors Comprises chapters on women’s writing, Irish fiction, gay and lesbian writing, and short fiction by immigrants to Britain

The Cambridge History of the English Short Story

Author: Dominic Head

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316739147

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 639


The Cambridge History of the English Short Story is the first comprehensive volume to capture the literary history of the English short story. Charting the origins and generic evolution of the English short story to the present day, and written by international experts in the field, this book covers numerous transnational and historical connections between writers, modes and forms of transmission. Suitable for English literature students and scholars of the English short story generally, it will become a standard work of reference in its field.

English and the Indian Short Story

Author: Mohan Ramanan,Pingali Sailaja

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

ISBN: 9788125016601

Category: Indic fiction (English)

Page: 180

View: 9765


The essays in this volume seek to explore the genre of the short story in India and its relationship with English language and literature. Various aspects of the question are taken up the impact of colonialism; the way English has shaped (or not) short story writing; why, how and in what contexts English words are used, feminist perspectives in the writings of women; the Indian diaspora; the teaching of the short story to Indian students and so on.

Novel & Short Story Writer's Market 2017

Author: Rachel Randall

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440347891

Category: Reference

Page: 1072

View: 336


The best resource for getting your fiction published! Novel & Short Story Writer's Market 2017 is the only resource you need to get your short stories, novellas, and novels published. As with past editions, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market offers hundreds of listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests, and more. Each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other essential tips. Novel & Short Story Writer's Market also includes valuable advice to elevate your fiction: • Discover creative ways to conquer writer's block. • Wield exposition and summary effectively in your story. • Amplify your author brand with 8 simple ingredients. • Gain insight from best-selling and award-winning authors, including Garth Stein, Patrick Rothfuss, and more. You also receive a one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com's searchable online database of fiction publishers, as well as a free digital download of Writer's Yearbook, featuring the 100 Best Markets: WritersDigest.com/WritersDigest-Yearbook-16. Includes exclusive access to the webinar "Create Edge-of-Your-Seat Suspense" by Jane K. Cleland.