Moments of awareness

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Mary Jane Chapman Berry (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The history of writing would be enriched if it were known who wrote or told the first story. Yet, it hardly need be imagined that the first story was short, and that the first art form — the transformation of reality through means of the imagination — was the tale or brief story. It is one genre that has had many changes and any effort to classify it rigidly spells failure, for immediately there is the discovery of some classic which defies the rules. But this is not unusual; any attempt to catalogue forms of artistic expression is post facto; hence, more for the critic than for the creator.

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Language: English
Date: 1958

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