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May, Charles E. (Charles Edward) 1941-

Overview
Works: 93 works in 315 publications in 1 language and 13,081 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bio-bibliography  Stories, plots, etc  Biography‡vDictionaries  History  Dictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Popular music  Rhythm and blues music  Jazz 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about Charles E May
 
Most widely held works by Charles E May
Short story writers( )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 1
Masterplots II( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 1,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the theme, characters, plot, style and technique of more than 700 nineteenth- and twentieth-century works by prominent authors from around the world
The short story : the reality of artifice by Charles E May( Book )

30 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 1,709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With The Short Story: The Reality of Artifice, Charles E. May, a foremost authority on the genre, contributes a major effort to examine the history and characteristics of the short story from a critical perspective. Drawing on twenty-five years' experience studying the form, May argues that the development of the short story has always reflected "a tension between the traditional mythic origins of the form and the increasing pressures of modernism to depict 'real life.'" The book commences with an incisive overview, tracing how the conventions of the short story have evolved over time, from the form's origins in myth and folktale through its immersions into romanticism, realism, formalism, and, in the contemporary renaissance, the twin streams of magical realism and hyperrealism. In four core chapters May charts the major periods in the genre's development, along the way delving into the stories of a host of representative writers - among them Hawthorne, Poe, Conrad, Chekhov, Hemingway, Porter, Barthelme, and Carver - and offering close readings that entertain as they inform. An in-depth bibliographic essay surveys the principal criticism devoted to the form, while an annotated list of recommended titles furnishes readers with a useful guide to the primary English, American, and European stories of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; a detailed chronology sets forth key publication and birth/death dates from the 1340s to the 1990s. A masterfully written yet eminently accessible study, The Short Story: The Reality of Artifice constitutes an important new resource for students, scholars, writers, and the reading public at large
Edgar Allan Poe : a study of the short fiction by Charles E May( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the techniques and theories used by Poe in his writing of short stories, discusses his impact on the evolution of the genre, and also includes comments and critiques of Poe's work by noted scholars
Short story theories by Charles E May( Book )

23 editions published between 1969 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays by twenty short-story writers and critics, ranging from Poe to Gordimer, offers theoretical analyses of and approaches to the short story, considered as a distinct and significant genre
Critical survey of short fiction( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles more than four hundred authors of short fiction from around the world, presenting biographical and bibliographic information and summaries of major works. Also includes a reference volume with a chronology; a bibliography; lists of major award winners; twenty-nine essays on short-fiction history, theory, and world cultures; and three indexes
Flannery O'Connor( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume of literary criticism concerning the works of essayist, short-story writer, and novelist Flannery O'Connor
Alice Munro by Charles E May( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents a biographical sketch of the Canadian author and Nobel Laureate Alice Munro. Four essays survey the critical reception of Munro's work, explore its cultural and historical contexts, situate Munro among her contemporaries, and review key themes in her work. Other essays explore topics like Munro's Canadian identity her aesthetics and narrative devices the psychology of her characters and recurrent themes in her work, like secrets, acting, and memory
Critical survey of short fiction( )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the development and writers of short fiction from its beginning to the present
The New short story theories( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first edition of May's Short Story Theories (1976) opened with an essay entitled, "The Short Story: An Underrated Art." Almost two decades later, the short story suffers no such slight. Publishers and critics have become increasingly interested in the form, which has enjoyed a renaissance led by such writers as Raymond Carver, Tobias Wolff, Ann Beattie, Bobbie Ann Mason, and Mary Robison. An important part of this revival of interest, Short Story Theories has continued to attract a strong and loyal audience among students and teachers. The New Short Story Theories includes a few basic pieces from the earlier volume - Poe's Hawthorne review, Brander Matthew's extension and formalization of Poe's theories, and essays by Randall Jarrell, Elizabeth Bowen, and Nadine Gordimer - but most of the essays are new to the collection
Twentieth century European short story : an annotated bibliography by Charles E May( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical survey of short fiction : American writers( )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides profiles of major short-story writers throughout history and the world. American authors covered include Sherman Alexie, Saul Bellow, Benjamin Franklin, Dashiell Hammett, Herman Melville, Dorothy Parker, John Updike, and Edith Wharton. New to this edition are Edwidge Danticat, John Grisham, Walter Mosley and Paul Yoon
Critical survey of short fiction( )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines writers from a wide range of different countries, including Argentina's Jorge Luis Borges, China's Ha Jin, India's Salman Rushdie, and Russia's Alexander Puskin. New writers include Japan's Haruki Murakami, and Jamaican Michelle Cliff
Critical survey of short fiction( )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses major writers from many different regions of Europe. The essays include such writers as Franz Kafka, Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm, Homer, Miguel de Cervantes, Dante, and Anais Nin
Critical survey of short fiction:( )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides overview essays organized into three categories: theories, themes & types, history of short fiction, and short fiction around the world. New overviews include experimental short fiction, twenty-first century short fiction, and Spanish short fiction
Fugacity and concentration gradients in a gravity field by Charles E May( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dude by Quincy Jones( Recording )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiction's many worlds by Charles E May( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calculation of vaporization rates assuming various rate determining steps : application to the resistojet by Charles E May( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relation of morphology of electrodeposited zinc to ion concentration profile by Charles E May( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
May, Charles

May, Charles 1941-

May, Charles E.

May, Charles Edward.

May, Charles Edward 1941-

Languages
English (197)

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Masterplots IIThe short story : the reality of artificeEdgar Allan Poe : a study of the short fictionShort story theoriesCritical survey of short fictionFlannery O'ConnorCritical survey of short fictionThe New short story theories