Robert and Mary live in Champaign, Illinois.
A native of Illinois, he taught in Texas and Missouri and retired in 2008 from a long journalism teaching career at the University of Illinois. Robert and Mary live in Champaign, Illinois.
Geographic Name: United States Rural conditions Fiction.
Early Stories from the Land: Short-Story Fiction from American Rural Magazines 1900-1925 Dec 30, 1994.
A native of Illinois, he taught in Texas and Missouri and retired from a long journalism teaching career at the University of Illinois. He also has spent a great deal of time in South Carolina, the home state of his wife Mary, and was an active member of the South Carolina Writers Workshop. Early Stories from the Land: Short-Story Fiction from American Rural Magazines 1900-1925 Dec 30, 1994.
American literature - American literature - Fiction: The little magazines .
American literature - American literature - Fiction: The little magazines that helped the growth of the poetry of the era also contributed to a development of its fiction. Hemingway’s early short stories and his first novels, The Sun Also Rises (1926) and A Farewell to Arms (1929), were full of the existential disillusionment of the Lost Generation expatriates. Another lyrical and autobiographical writer, whose books have faded badly, was Thomas Wolfe, who put all his strivings, thoughts, and feelings into works such as Look Homeward, Angel (1929) and Of Time and the River (1935) before his early death in 1938.
Science-fiction and fantasy magazines began to be published in the United States in the 1920s. Stories with science-fiction themes had been appearing for decades in pulp magazines such as Argosy, but there were no magazines that specialized in a single genre until 1915, when Street & Smith, one of the major pulp publishers, brought out Detective Story Magazine.
Early Stories from the Land. Short-Story Fiction from American Rural Magazines 1900-1925. Published December 30, 1994 by Iowa State Press. Generous helpings of humor were standard fare in many of the American farm and rural interest magazines during the first quarter of the twentieth century.
Thousands of great short stories can be found in American Literature's Short Story Library, including many of the greatest short stories ever written. Our collection continues to expand and we also feature a Short Story of the Day. This tender story - one of the most famous titles in the short story genre - is a must-read. This sentimental tale has a moral lesson and is widely enjoyed during Christmastime and the holiday season.
This short story inspired some strong reactions from the public upon .
This short story inspired some strong reactions from the public upon publication - and the conversation continues today as to its frank depiction of the nature of good and evil. Again, we won’t spoil anything for you, except to say that A Good Man Is Hard to Find is well worth your time. Not so much a short story as it is flash fiction, Sticks is written from the perspective of a young man whose father has an unusual habit: dressing up a crucifix that’s built of out a metal pole in the yard. They are told from the perspective of characters from the American South, as they deal with social issues like racism, religious hypocrisy, gender roles, and more.