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Articles with keyword "short story"

illustration of "Bernice Bobs Her Hair"


How a Government Program to Spread Literary Culture Hit Upon a Great Formula

In the 1970s, a PBS miniseries brought short stories to the screen with significant success.

Illustration by Beth Peck, cutting Chrysanthemums


A Capote Holiday Story Reminds Us How a Moment Is Suddenly Here and Then Gone

Truman Capote lends his lavish style to childhood memories of Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Washington Irving and a nineteenth-century Santa Claus


How Washington Irving Shaped Christmas in America

On Washington Irving and the history of Santa Claus

Witches -- First Walpurgis Night


Try Hawthorne for Halloween, . . . but Leave the Light on

"Young Goodman Brown" is frightfully fine fiction.