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The Significance of the Short Story

Many authors have made use of the short and concise format of storytelling known as the "short-story". Writers like Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hemingway and O. Henry elevated the short story to a fine art. More contemporary masters such as Kurt Vonnegut, Raymond Carver, and Flannery O' Connor have brought brilliant life and important didactic messages into their work with short prose. Compiled here are a list of search terms, databases, books,  journals, and websites that examine and present the short story and all its significance.