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This edition: The Author's Voice: Tone And Style in Short Fiction





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Episode Details

This episode, "The Author's Voice: Tone and Style in Short Fiction," examined the various elements that go into creating an author's voice. It featured excerpts from works of different literary styles to explain this topic; included a dramatization of Joy Williams's "Taking Care" as an example of an author who uses a bare voice of despair; and concluded with comments by writer Maxine Hong Kingston, who spoke of the experiences in her life that had helped shaped her voice.