The dual nature of the short story cycle: the interdependence within the tales and the independence of each tale is unique as a literary genre, yet this produces tension between the two. The interdependence within the Winesburg tales is analyzed from consistency of the framing devices and the consistency of mood; the independence is explored from the new looseness and the exclusive structure in Winesburg, Ohio.

from Liang, L. (2015). The Short Story Cycle in Winseburg [sic], Ohio.

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