...novels that seek to contain multitudes, to embody a particular society at a particular time, seem doomed to fall short. The short story, by contrast, acknowledges the vastness and diversity of life by the very act of focusing on one small moment or aspect of it. The story is small precisely because life is so big.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
The vastness of the short story
Good article on the short story by Chris Power. I particularly like this: