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Literary short stories,with an introduction to reading short fiction, the explanation of form and its relationship to meaning, commentary on narrative craft in the short stories used as examples of various forms.
Hardcover, 657 pages
Published 1966 by Random House (first published 1962)
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John Champlin Gardner was a well-known and controversial American novelist and university professor, best known for his novel Grendel, a retelling of the Beowulf myth.

Gardner was born in Batavia, New York. His father was a lay preacher and dairy farmer, and his mother taught English at a local school. Both parents were fond of Shakespeare and often recited literature together. As a child, Gardner
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