it’s a short story

May 26, 2011

may is short story month! i love short stories because i often don’t have time (or the attention span!) to read longer and i’m always impressed by authors that are able to develop intriguing plots and characters in such a, well…short story. i’m currently reading a collection of short stories by dostoevsky (my first russian literature!) and “white nights” was absolutely wonderful and heart-wrenching. if you’re a fan of dreamers and unrequited love stories, please read it!

on road trips we like to listen to the new yorker fiction podcasts of short stories read by other authors; in going through them all i think i’ve almost heard them all! some of my favorites include:

and other perennial favorites must not be left out: flannery o’connor’s collection of creepy southern shorts, a good man is hard to find; jorge luis borges’ philosophical trip, ficciones; and isabel allende’s the stories of eva luna. what are yours? i always need another short story to read!

white nights poster here, ficciones cover here, flannery + her self portrait here, eva luna cover here!

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2 Responses to it’s a short story

  1. Anna Bunting on May 26, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Kelly Link has great short stories: Magic for Beginners is awesome and its self published AND free on her website—

    http://smallbeerpress.com/books/2005/07/01/magic-for-beginners/)

    • rrrebecca on May 28, 2011 at 5:11 pm

      awesome! thanks for the tip, anna!

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