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A Summary and Analysis of Ray Bradbury’s ‘The Veldt’

‘The Veldt’ is a short story by the American author Ray Bradbury (1920-2012), included in his 1952 collection of linked tales, The Illustrated Man. The story concerns a nursery in an automated home in which a simulation of the African veldt is conjured by some children, but the lions which […] Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2022-06-06 14:00:03 UTC ]
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A Summary and Analysis of John Steinbeck’s ‘The Snake’

‘The Snake’ is a short story by the American author John Steinbeck (1902-68), published in The Monterey Beacon in 1935 before being included in Steinbeck’s collection The Long Valley in 1938. The story tells of a young scientist who is at work experimenting with animals in his laboratory when he […] Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2022-05-26 14:00:50 UTC ]
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A Summary and Analysis of Arthur C. Clarke’s ‘The Nine Billion Names of God’

‘The Nine Billion Names of God’ is a short story by the British-born science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008). It was first published in the 1953 anthology Star Science Fiction Stories #1, before being collected in Clarke’s The Other Side of the Sky. A short tale about religion,... Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2022-05-16 14:00:02 UTC ]
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15 of the Best Short Stories Written by Women

What are some of the best short stories by female writers? Women have been making their mark on the short story form since the form became popular in the nineteenth century, and many notable female practitioners of the short story, such as Katherine Mansfield and Kate Chopin, were among the […] Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2022-03-23 15:00:17 UTC ]
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A Summary and Analysis of Amy Tan’s ‘Two Kinds’

‘Two Kinds’ is a short story by the American author Amy Tan (born 1952), published as part of her book The Joy Luck Club in 1989. The story is about a young American girl born to Chinese parents; her mother pushes her to become a child prodigy, but the daughter […] Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2022-03-08 15:00:22 UTC ]
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George Saunders on Overcoming Uncertainty in Writing

The following first appeared in Lit Hub’s The Craft of Writing newsletter—sign up here. It is from Story Club with George Saunders, a Substack publication and literary community where Saunders offers weekly discussions of the craft of the short story. Both free and paid subscriptions are... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-02-25 09:51:07 UTC ]
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London indie championing short stories to launch in March

Independent press Scratch Books, "dedicated to the art of the short story", is to launch in London in March, kicking off with an event featuring authors including Irenosen Okojie and Sarah Hall. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2022-01-24 22:49:58 UTC ]
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The year of the short story

In 2021, Fly on the Wall Press set out to celebrate the short story form. We published three short story collections and seven limited-edition short story pamphlets, marketed and sold both separately and as part of a political season subscription with cohesive and colourful cover art. We also... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-12-14 08:56:39 UTC ]
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The Pound Project releases new story by illustrator Zeppelinmoon

Independent publisher The Pound Project is running a campaign for short story "Under Orion" by illustrator Amber Fossey, better known as Zeppelinmoon. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-07 23:21:35 UTC ]
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10 of the Best Very Short Stories That Can Be Read Online

One very short story – often attributed to Ernest Hemingway but actually the work of another writer – is just six words long: ‘For sale: baby shoes, never worn’. And some of the greatest fiction-writers of the last two centuries have written memorable short stories which stretch to little more […] Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2021-09-25 14:00:49 UTC ]
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A Summary and Analysis of Franz Kafka’s ‘A Country Doctor’

‘A Country Doctor’ is one of the best-known and most widely studied short stories by Franz Kafka (1883-1924). This short story, which Kafka wrote during the winter of 1916-17, tells of a country doctor who makes a visit to a nearby village to tend to a sick boy, but the […] Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2021-08-28 14:00:15 UTC ]
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Rummaging Around Short Story Collections With Xuan Juliana Wang

At the Rumpus, Xuan Juliana Wang discusses the art of the short story in a round table that includes Kimberly King Parsons, Dantiel W. Moniz, Mary South, and Ashley Wurzbacher. The panel shares their thoughts on crafting a collection, along with what draws them to short stories in the first... Continue reading at 'The Millions'

[ The Millions | 2021-06-24 20:30:14 UTC ]
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The cast for George Saunders’ new audiobook is very cool.

George Saunders’ new book, A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life, is out next month and promises to be a literary master class on the short story. Drawing from his teaching career at Syracuse’s MFA program, Saunders walks readers... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-17 17:00:15 UTC ]
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43 of the Most Iconic Short Stories in the English Language

Last year, I put together this list of the most iconic poems in the English language; it’s high time to do the same for short stories. But before we go any further, you may be asking: What does “iconic” mean in this context? Can a short story really be iconic in the way of a […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-08-13 08:50:36 UTC ]
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An Unconventional Love Story, Told In Trinidadian Dialect

Ingrid Persaud made the grandest of debuts in the literary world by winning the BBC Short Story Award in 2018 with “The Sweet Sop,” the first short story she ever wrote. After this extremely auspicious beginning, the Trinidad-born writer, whose resume includes stints in legal academia and art... Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

[ Electric Literature | 2020-08-04 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Boston Picks Grace Talusan Story for One City Story

The Boston Book Festival has announced that a short story by Grace Talusan is the 10th annual selection for its One City One Story initiative. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Hilary Leichter: Bookstores Need to Be More Accessible

Drew and Christopher chat with Hilary Leichter in three different Damn Libraries for another first of its kind digital episode—our first Zoom guest! We discuss Hilary’s novel Temporary which leads to talk about things like gig work, her love of pirates, and how the book started as a short story.... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-06-26 09:33:39 UTC ]
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5 Audiobook Story Collections Offering Quick Literary Escape

While many readers have understandably found refuge from pandemic anxiety with thick biographies and door-stopping classics, others have had trouble focusing for long periods. With work laptops constantly open and homeschooled children orbiting, the solution to our short attention spans might be... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-06-02 08:48:22 UTC ]
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How to Write Science Fiction That Isn’t ‘Useful’

Robin Sloan, the author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, discusses his new short story for The Atlantic. Continue reading at 'The Atlantic'

[ The Atlantic | 2020-05-15 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Literature on Lockdown 2: #CultureConnectsUs

As quarantine continues, we’re all noticing that we respond to lockdown differently. While many spend each day providing care, food and other necessities, those of us privileged enough to be 'stuck at home' are seeing our friends’ and family members’ behaviour change under the new... Continue reading at 'British Council global'

[ British Council global | 2020-04-17 15:42:05 UTC ]
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