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novella:

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in modern literary usage, a sustained work of prose fiction a volume or more in length. It is distinguished from the short story and the fictional sketch, which are necessarily brief.
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novella

1. (formerly) a short narrative tale, esp a popular story having a moral or satirical point, such as those in Boccaccio's Decameron
2. a short novel; novelette
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There are other, quite peculiar forms of short narrative (one can cite in particular the propos, such as Noel du Fail's Propos rustiques of 1549, and, of course, the "picaresque" narratives towards the end of the period I am interested in - Lazarillo de Tormes was translated into French in 1560), none of which exhibit closure in the same way as the novellas analyzed above.
In a third and final section, wherein the two novellas come together, Ezra tells an interviewer, "We have very little choice other than to spend our waking hours trying to sort out and make sense of the perennial pandemonium.
One of the next major novellas, Irmaos Couragem (1970) created by Janete Clair for TV Globo, was about internal migrants to the big city and their trials and problems (Alencar, 2002).
The other novellas are also gripping, though in a cruder more violent manner.
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Absences/Presence: Mother-Daughter Relationships" (4) takes up "natural" mothers in both the frame and the novellas to show that in the novella, mothers have a "relative primacy" in contrast to their marginalization in the comedia.
Drawing on the work of Patrick Hanan, he claims that the novellas are characterized by a "simple classical language" but that they also "tend toward vernacularization" (p.
By the end of the novella, the reader witnesses how this frottage -- emotional, physical, and psychological -- afflicts her present in a tragic and poignant way.
Disease and psychosis haunt their pages; actually, more than a few novellas deal with the symbiotic relationship between disease and inspiration, artistic and otherwise.
Also Goethe's reflection concerning his own novellas was very
During the Ming rule (1368-1644) the restraints of Confucian morality were loosened, only to tighten up again in subsequent years, when the two novellas were banned.
The novella is regarded as a hybrid of the two more prominent forms of fiction, but novellas succeed when they are aware of their own duties and parameters.