Tagged: Short Stories

Lit rec #230: One of the Keys to Understanding Kafka (1922).

During these last decades the interest in professional fasting has markedly diminished. “THE HUNGER ARTIST” by Franz Kafka.

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Lit rec #225: Plus, best use of a baby-sitter in a short story ever. “‘Don’t sit on your father’s chair, Amy,’ her mother said, not realizing that Amy’s legs were worn out from riding a bicycle, while her father had done nothing but sit down all day” (1953).

Welcome to a witty, classicist suburbia. His usual terrific portrayal of children too. “THE SORROWS OF GIN” by John Cheever

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