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09/04/2019

who is the father of short stories and essays?

QUESTION
who is the father of short stories and essays?
who is the father of short stories and essays??

ANSWER
Edgar Allen Poe is considered the father of short stories; however, this practice was around centuries before he penned his novels. People, neolithic to modern, communicate in the domain of the short story. Example: Today I bought eggs from the grocery store but they broke in my backseat. Anything can be a short story. Poe however, essentially brought the genre to the public eye. Years before, Chaucer wrote Canterbury Tales, which is an earlier set of short stories. This release however did not formalize the literary medium. In regards to essay, Montaigne is one of the most recognized essay writers. Most credit him with the formation of the essay. Thanks for the great question