Some Mathematical Patterns in the Analysis of Selection and Deletion in Modern Short Stories - Abstract

Masoud Norouzian and Shadman Shokravi
Meeting Alhambra, ISAMA-BRIDGES Conference Proceedings (2003)
Pages 573–574


In this research, the art of selection and deletion, has been considered in modern short stories with mathematical models of analysis. After revolution of A. Chekhov, and then writers like Issac Babel and Ernest Hemingway, the miniature art of selection and deletion has seriously affected the modern literature and especially short story. Now famous writers like Ann Taylor, Kazuo Ishiguro, John Updike, Raymond Carver, and others have created new minimalism on the basis of these patterns. After The Village After Dark (K. Ishiguro) it seems that the short stories of 21 centuries will obey completely the rules derived from minimalism.