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More Time: Contemporary Short Stories and Late Style

Lee Clark Mitchell


More Time is an extended essay on the contemporary short story focused on four recent collections: Alice Munro’s Dear Life (2012); Andre Dubus’s Dancing After Hours (1996); Joy Williams’s The Visiting Privilege (2015); and Lydia Davis’s Can’t and Won’t (2014). Each publication has appeared near the conclusion of a career devoted all but exclusively to short stories, with each defining a “late style” honed over a lifetime. As well, each diverges from others in ways that have profoundly shaped our generic conceptions, and collectively they represent the four most innovative practitioners of the ... More

Keywords: late, style, story, contemporary, career, bewilderment, epiphany

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198839224
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198839224.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lee Clark Mitchell, author
Holmes Professor of Belles-Lettres, Department of English, Princeton University