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Download PDF by Robert D. San Souci: Even More Short & Shivery: Thirty Spine-Tingling Tales

By Robert D. San Souci

ISBN-10: 0440418771

ISBN-13: 9780440418771

Thirty spine-chilling tales from around the globe supply lots of shivers during this spooky assortment. Curl up with previous associates like Washington Irving’s “Guests from Gibbet Island” and Charles Dickens’s “Chips.” Or make the acquaintance of “The cranium That Spoke” and “The Monster of Baylock”–but watch out for spectral viewers like “The Blood-Drawing Ghost.” This fascinating mix of vintage and modern stories from Mexico, China, Poland, Nigeria, and different lands close to and much is ideal for hair-raising analyzing!

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Here, as in other Arab countries, short stories did not emerge out of a traditional convention and art forms such as folktales, the assemblies (maqamas), poetry competitions (munazara) and night time literary exchanges (musamara). There weren’t specific writers whom one would think of as pioneers, as were Edgar Allan Poe, Guy de Maupassant and Gogol in the West. Translation played a major role in gaining the interest of Arab writers in Egypt and Greater Syria in modern narrative and dramatic styles.

This showed the potential of this literary genre as the most suited to the expression of individual awareness in an unstable Arab world, in which general awareness began to re-evolve after the Second World War. Patriotic and nationalistic speeches of the time played the most important role in bringing about and describing this transformation, in particular after the revolution in Egypt in 1952. This made story writing of the new generation an end in itself, not divorced from its general social and cultural context.

If it lacked in story content, it amounted no more than an essay poorly aimed at social and emotional issues, often with no linguistic artistry, no uniqueness of subject, no specification of outlook, no coherent structure and no meaningful analysis of the protagonists or description of events. That said, the lack of these elements may be partly compensated for by the richness of the vocabulary, a strong style and grammatically correct phraseology in the works of that generation, when compared with the writings of the following generations.

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