Profiles of major short-story writers throughout history and the world. Essays include "Analysis" of the writer's style and themes, with subsections on one or more works of short fiction. Authors are arranged in in sub-sets for "American"..."British, Irish and Commonwealth"..."European"...and "World." A volume of "Topical Essays" is also included.
Arranged alphabetically by story title. Each story essay includes The Story, a plot synopsis. Themes and Meanings gives a critical discussion of the most important issues that the story raises, and Style and Technique analyzes stylistic devices used in the story, such as plot devices, imagery and characterization. See Vol. 8 for Geographical and Type of Plot indexes.
After you log in, type the title of your work in the search box on the right, directly below the word, Tools. Looks like this. Be sure you type the title correctly! If the title is one word, add the author's last name. If your short story is covered in this reference, an article about it will likely appear at the top of your search results.