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Quotations from the short story about short histories and from short histories. |
Below is a listing of crisp quotes from short novels and quotes from short novels. It is important to remember that these are intended to be an inspiration, information and challenging resource for the authors and reader of the short novel and do not necessarily represent the view of TSS - in fact, while some do, others definitely do not!
Souvenir Short Stories
Rolf Potts considers in Article Lessons how the collection of memorabilia is mainly about the tales we tell ourselves and others about the places we are visiting and about the self-identities we strive for. Says he: "Souvenirs are a sataphor for how living experiences can give most objects a meaning. "For example, memorabilia were often used as icons and motives in fictitious storytelling.
We have three short storys with souvenir themes this time. In symbolization, it is about implicating wider, more profound levels of significance through common items, behaviours or gesture, while motives are recurrent items or thoughts that promote the central subject or messages of a history. Because of their short duration, short histories often use the symbols to point out the complexity of the action and/or the nature and to make the abstraction visible.
However, if we have to ask what a icon means in a narrative, then it has not worked well. That' s a bit naive, because our brain always works to make links between things and thoughts and memories, whether we are aware of it or not. Flannery O'Connor described to a Dr. T. Ru. Spivey in a now famed epistle (in The Habit of Being collection) how a young, serious Wesleyan University lecturer asked her about the meaning of the misfit's dark cap in her short novel "A Good Man Is Hard to Find".
It' a Walker 1973 classics, In Love and trouble. Dee sees two old hand-made blankets as valuable memorabilia of her patrimony and asks that they be taken and preserved instead of used by Maggie for daily use. It was put together by Grandma Dee and then Big Dee and I had stitched and hanged it on the quilting frame on the veranda.
Parts of Grandpa Jarrell's paysley jerseys. A tiny little piece of tiny blues, about the dimensions of a box of matches in the uniforms of great-grandfather Ezra, which he was wearing during the civil war. The short novel comes from O'Brien's award-winning 1990 eponymous series. The associated, semi-autobiographical tales deal with US troops who fight in Vietnam.
Lieutenant Jimmy Cross wears various things in this special tale that are reminiscent of his friend Martha. These are his memories of a bygone era, a passion that was hardly his and which he still cherishes. History has a larger arch, as the artefacts worn by other troops are taken into account.
There is a abrupt change and it has a dramatic influence on how Cross looks at his own memory. It is particularly nice how O'Brien described the particular recollections and/or imaginations that different types of object evoke. Though the narrative may sound like a poetry of war necessity, a proposition or word relates to a past situation or manifests a potential hopes / anxieties for surviving in a heart-rending way that allows us to sense the full impact of all that is really born.
and First Lieutenant Jimmy Cross was carrying a letter from a young woman at Mount Sebastian College in New Jersey called Martha. It wasn't romance notes, but Lieutenant Cross hoped, so he kept them pleated in sculpture at the bottom of his backpack. At the end of the evening, after a day's walk, he digs his foxholes, washes his hand under a cafeteria, unwraps the covers, holds them with his fingertips and spends the last hours of the lights with pretense.
Most of all, he wanted Martha to like him as much as he loves her, but the correspondence was usually talkative, difficult to grasp in terms of it. She' often cited poem rules; she never mention the gab except to say, Jimmy, take good care of you. Letter weight was 10oz. But Lieutenant Cross realized that the way to sign it was just one way and not what he sometimes claimed it was.
This last one is a newer one, released last year in The Rumpus. She has a tough time telling the tale - her tough relation to her mom, her appeal to her travel leader and her general feeling of disappointment about her own being. When she can no longer listen to the tale, she notices that she has already had one.
" When I push my leg against his this one, it won't move away. No one is sitting down and telling us to gather items when we are young; it is just something we do to familiarize ourselves with the outside things, their opportunities and our place in them. Also as grown-ups, the personal myths we put on our own memories are a way to mythologize our own life.
As in the case of Perustian Madeleine', these works evoke a personalised feeling for the past - a world of" missing time" that can be felt at the present instant.