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This edition: Reflected Worlds: The Elements of Short Fiction





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Episode Details

This program, "Reflected Worlds: The Elemements of Short Fiction," was the first of seven episodes devoted to short fiction. It introduced the basic aspects of short fiction and provided a brief history of the short story. A dramatization of Frank O'Connor's short story, "First Confession," was used to explain some basic elements of short fiction, and writer Ernest Gaines talked about his fiction -- in particular, "The Sky Is Gray," his first short story to gain national attention.