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This edition: Telling Their Tales: Character in Short Fiction

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This episode, "Telling Their Tales: Character in Short Fiction," explored the roles character and point of view play in short fiction. A dramatization of Tillie Olsen's story "I Stand Here Ironing" was used to examine how character is deployed in short fiction. It also featured commentary in which Tillie Olsen discussed her story and explained her intentions in constructing such a point of view.

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