Lit & The Arts Short stories

Discussion in 'Literature & The Arts' started by amantine, Oct 5, 2004.

  1. amantine

    amantine Premium Member

    After reading this article in the Guardian, I've become more interested in short stories. I haven't read many of them; from the list of ten stories at the end of the article I've only read James Joyce's The Dead. Can you recommend some good short stories?
     
  2. junior_smith

    junior_smith Premium Member

    umm
    The Garden of Forking Paths by luiz borhez
    Uqbar Tlon and Oberus Tertius (ver ver very very strange)
    the bet by chekov
     
  3. amantine

    amantine Premium Member

    I like strange books. Who wrote that story?
     
  4. junior_smith

    junior_smith Premium Member

    borhez as well, but this is by far the weirest sotry you have ever read you dontknow where the trurth ends and the fiction begins and some of the stuff borhez purposes is out of this world.

    honestly, i've read it about 9 times and i still dont understand it at all
     
  5. helenheaven

    helenheaven Premium Member

    Katherine Mansfield wrote a lot of really good short stories

    Check her out
     
  6. Zsandmann

    Zsandmann Premium Member

    I like Steven Kings short stories personally.
     
  7. Mizar

    Mizar Premium Member

    Get a Asimov short story book i always find myself reading one in class geting yelled at


    i like the story "All the troubbles of the world." by asimov
     
  8. jedimaster

    jedimaster New Member

    Any Mark Twain short story.

    and The Most Dangerous Game.
     
  9. Off_the_Street

    Off_the_Street New Member

    "..He had never slept in a more comfortable bed, Rainsford thought."
     
  10. oddtodd

    oddtodd Premium Member

    Roald Dahl ( Charlie and the chocolate factory) has written some really macabre short stories , check him out for sure...
     
  11. DeusEx

    DeusEx Member

    Burning Chrome- it's a collection of Gibson's short stories. Very....excellent. Distinct.

    White Nights by Dostoyevsky is another favorite.

    *starts rummaging shelves*

    I would consider Bodyguard by Dietz a novella. It's well written, and under two hundred pages. I read it in under a day. If you can find it, give it a try.

    DE
     
  12. Bleys

    Bleys Phoenix Takes Flight Staff Member

    :cool:

    Another great collection of short stories - Harlan Ellison's Death Bird Stories

    If you read Ellison for his science fiction this is not the book for you. <No -City on the Edge of Forever> The stories are rather disturbing and unapologetic, but really powerful.

    Bleys
     
  13. _Angel_1991

    _Angel_1991 Premium Member

    "The Lady and the Tiger"
    O. Henry
    Edgar Allen Poe
    (IMMMM BACKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
     
  14. GArnold

    GArnold New Member

    Kurt Vonneguts short stories have been made into full length movies.. maybe something else to check out if you like satire
     
  15. malik

    malik Premium Member

    Wow.. I remember reading "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell in grade 8.. I guess it stuck to memory because it was so good!
    I like short stories--a quick read! ...most recently read " The Story of an hour" and "Regret" by Kate Chopin. "A Rose for Emily" William Faulkner and James Joyce's "Araby"

    I must admit I like plays much more... "The House of Bernarda Alba", "Yerma" by Federico Garcia Lorca (a genius) both tragic.. but very interesting.. !!!;)
     
  16. TheWidowGarret

    TheWidowGarret Premium Member

    Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin is a good one, so is The Destructors by Graham Greene.
     
  17. DucKid

    DucKid Premium Member

    Stand By Me -Stephen King