Morley Callaghan's short stories

Furey, Leo Joseph (1974) Morley Callaghan's short stories. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Since his early writing career, two major critical approaches have developed to Morley Callaghan's fiction: certain critics have identified Callaghan with the naturalistic writers of the American school; others have regarded him as a religious writer in the tradition of Graham Greene and Evelyn Waugh. -- Yet, when viewing this man's short stories, it becomes obvious that these two positions are in opposition. It is the intention of this study, therefore, to assess Callaghan's short fiction from an alternate approach. As such, the study will attempt to examine Callaghan's stories as an art form, rather than as a specific system of thought or belief. The procedure of this thesis, therefore, will be to deal mainly with the author's stories in terms of the constituent parts of that art form: point of view, theme, structure and style. From this process, we shall see how and why Callaghan's contribution to the short story genre is artistically coherent.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7083
Item ID: 7083
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 94-100.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > English Language and Literature
Date: 1974
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Callaghan, Morley, 1903-1990--Criticism and interpretation

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