The Short Story Anthology: Shaping the Canon

Prescott, Lynda (2016). The Short Story Anthology: Shaping the Canon. In: Head, Dominic ed. The Cambridge History of the English Short Story. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 564–580.



Anthologies of English short stories have played a significant part in maintaining the reputation of individual writers, sometimes through repeated selection of individual stories. Although they are often drawn towards more transitory marketable and popular qualities, anthologies have also contributed to the shaping of short story canons.

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