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This edition: The Story's Blueprint: Plot and Structure in Short Fiction

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This episode examines plot and structure in short fiction by comparing the predictable plot and structure of pulp fiction to the more complex plot and structure of literature. A dramatization of Stephen Crane's "The Blue Hotel" is used as a backdrop for a discussion by literary critics on the complexity of this short story's plot. This program also features a segment in which writer Andre Dubus discussed the writing process and the development of plot in his fiction.

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