>Short Story History Continued:

>Following on from my post from a few days ago – I’m still reading through my guide to short stories.  I thought I’d post a few more links to short stories which form the basis of the genre. I wanted to include Ernest Hemmingway’s Hills Like White Elephants, as an example of a story pared down and full of meaning ‘between the lines’ .

James Joyce’s famous collection of short stories Dubliners stands out for several excellent examples – many of which you can find if you click the link.  Virginia Wolff, whose novel Orlando I love, wrote short stories too.  Her stories worked on several levels most significant of which was there rebellion against a male tradition of story writing – I haven’t read any of her short stories so will have to look them up.  Kate Chopin and Katherine Mansfield are also influential female writers – Katherine Mansfield wrote some excellent short stories before dying of TB aged 34, one of her most famous is The Fly.

Not that I’ve done much reading or writing today, I worked and then ate myself silly.  And I’ve just watched a dreadful Japanese Animation – cup of tea and bed!



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