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A Summary and Analysis of Flannery O’Connor’s ‘A Good Man Is Hard to Find’

‘A Good Man Is Hard to Find’ is one of the best-known short stories by Flannery O’Connor (1925-64), who produced a string of powerful stories during her short life. First published in the collection A Good Man Is Hard to Find in 1955, the story is about an American family […] Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2022-09-26 14:00:41 UTC ]
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The Best Short Stories about Friendship

Friendship is such a universal and central theme to all of our lives, that picking just a small number of the best short stories about such a broad theme is always going to be a challenge. However, the following stories are by some of the finest masters of the short […] Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2022-09-21 14:00:43 UTC ]
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The Best Short Stories about School and Schooldays

What are the best short stories which are set in school, or which focus on school and one’s schooldays? There are plenty of stories which are ‘set in schools’ in the sense of being set reading for schoolchildren, but it’s harder to find some canonical and classic short stories which […] Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2022-08-29 14:00:36 UTC ]
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The Life and Stories of Diane Oliver

On Episode 10 of Ursa Short Fiction, Deesha Philyaw and Dawnie Walton welcome writer Michael A. Gonzales for part two of our deep dive into the life and work of Diane Oliver, who published six short stories before her death at age 22. (Part one of our series is here.) Diane Oliver was just a […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-08-17 08:51:56 UTC ]
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15 new books to look forward to this week.

These days, we’re hanging by a thin thread, and that thread is Tuesdays: the day new books grace us with their presence. * Jane Campbell, Cat Brushing (Grove Press) “The 13 exquisitely drawn short stories in the collection are woven with wit and bold enlightenment. Each meticulously crafted gem... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-08-16 13:00:57 UTC ]
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The Best Short Stories about Parents and Parenthood

Fiction often deals with domestic matters, including family, and some of the finest short stories treat the important, though sometimes fraught, relationship between parents and their children. What makes a good parent? What if two parents disagree over what’s best for their children, or for the... Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2022-08-08 14:00:43 UTC ]
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The Best Short Stories about Children and Childhood

What are some of the best short stories about childhood, and the experiences of children? Although there are dozens of classic tales about those formative years, the following stories represent, for our money, some of the finest stories about children taking the rocky path of knowledge and... Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2022-08-05 14:00:32 UTC ]
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Too Busy for a Novel? Read These Short Stories Instead

One of the central questions I had when shaping my story collection, Proof of Me, was how to invite into it a unified feel, how to place each story to be in conversation—geographically, thematically, linearly—with what follows. I also sought for each story to stand on its own, offering a... Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

[ Electric Literature | 2022-08-05 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Deesha Philyaw and Dawnie Walton on the Business of Publishing

On this special Member Exclusive episode of Ursa Short Fiction, authors Deesha Philyaw (The Secret Lives of Church Ladies) and Dawnie Walton (The Final Revival of Opal & Nev) offer a comprehensive guide to the business of publishing—from submitting short stories to literary magazines, to... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-08-01 08:51:28 UTC ]
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Breaking Down the Translation Pyramid: On Translating Dhumketu’s Pioneering Short Stories from Gujarati

Dhumketu (1892-1965), one of the towering figures of Gujarati literature, often described the short story form as an incomparable flower in the garden of literature, as delicate as the juhi, as exquisitely beautiful as a golden bird, as electrifying as a bolt of lightning. For him, the short... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-08-01 08:51:21 UTC ]
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The Best Short Stories about Relationships

Writers of short stories have said a great deal about relationships of various kinds, and although the novel may be the preferred form for teasing out the complexities and conflicts of a long-term relationship, the short-story form can also provide writers with enough space to pinpoint a... Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2022-07-29 14:00:30 UTC ]
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Stories About Growing Up on the Reservation

Morgan Talty’s The Night of the Living Rez is a searching and honest collection of short stories following a young Penobscot character named David and his coming of age on the rez, where community, family, and tradition are as fraught with colonial entanglement as they are forces for healing. ... Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

[ Electric Literature | 2022-07-06 11:00:00 UTC ]
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The Best Short Stories about Mothers and Motherhood

What are the best short stories about the theme of motherhood? And who are the best mother characters in short fiction? Below, we select and introduce some of the most famous, and most widely studied, short stories which deal with the subject of mothers and motherhood. These stories range from […] Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2022-07-01 14:00:56 UTC ]
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11 of the Best Stories about the Supernatural

From ghost stories to chilling horror tales to short retellings of classic fairy tales, the short story form has often been at home to the supernatural. Below, we select and introduce ten of the very best short stories which feature some supernatural element: a ghost, a magical talisman, a... Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2022-06-24 14:00:29 UTC ]
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What is Twitterature? An Introduction to the Genre

From one-tweet fiction to serialized short stories and retellings, Twitterature demonstrated the literary possibilities of Twitter. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2022-06-23 10:36:00 UTC ]
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10 of the Best Short Stories about Animals

What are some of the best, and best-known, short stories that feature animals? Many classic stories feature other species in prominent roles, whether it’s talking cats, dogs telling us their life stories, or primates giving academic reports at a conference (yes, really). Below, we select and... Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2022-06-17 14:00:51 UTC ]
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The Best Short Stories with Twist Endings

Genuinely classic and canonical short stories with twist endings are hard to find. For the ‘twist’ to be a true surprise, it needs to appear to come out of nowhere while also being completely credible, so we as readers don’t feel cheated. It should also be a twist in the […] Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2022-06-10 14:00:35 UTC ]
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Unseen works by ‘queen of gothic fiction’ Shirley Jackson published

Two previously unseen short stories by Jackson, rated by Stephen King as one of the great horror fiction writers, are to appear in US magazine the StrandTwo previously unpublished short stories by Shirley Jackson, the queen of gothic fiction, have been released.Charlie Roberts and Only Stand and... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2022-06-09 14:05:30 UTC ]
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Here are the guest editors for the Best American Series 2022.

Do you like the Best American series? Of course you do! Each book in the annual series showcases of best short fiction and nonfiction in a given year, from short stories to essays, travel writing, to food writing. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines,... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-06-06 14:51:57 UTC ]
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The Best Short Stories about Fathers and Fatherhood

Fathers are often domineering or formative presences in fiction, and the following classic short stories all focus on the important influence of fathers on their children, even though, in at least one of the stories listed here, the father is absent from the story itself. These stories are among... Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2022-06-03 14:00:08 UTC ]
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