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The Debate: Reading Short Stories

September 5th 2011

Must stories be read slowly and deliberately in order to appreciate them fully, as CHARLES E. MAY suggested in a recent post, or can they be skimmed and read quickly as entertainment and still be valued? MIKE SMITH argues that they can.

by Ariel da Silva Parreira

Reading the Short Story — by Professor Charles E. May

July 11th 2011

A good short story cannot be skimmed, read quickly, or adequately summarized’: Professor CHARLES E. MAY argues that short stories need to be approached slowly and deliberately to be fully understood.

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