Perfect retort to love stories, particularly set in Paris. Most men were like that husband to be. “THE OTHER PARIS” by Mavis Gallant.
The truth about your station in life. Read this before you buy an overcoat. “THE OVERCOAT” by Nikolai Gogol
Apex of capitalism summer homes, a luxury mtn, see what happens to the invitees.”THE DIAMOND AS BIG AS THE RITZ” by F.Scott Fitzgerald
The wild wooly stories in PASTORALIA by George Saunders.The most unforgettable deteriorating grandmother ghost. And fax machine sounds!
During these last decades the interest in professional fasting has markedly diminished. “THE HUNGER ARTIST” by Franz Kafka.
Welcome to a witty, classicist suburbia. His usual terrific portrayal of children too. “THE SORROWS OF GIN” by John Cheever
Cortazar at his most charming, repressingly banal. Plus, the best short story about dog-sitting. “AT YOUR SERVICE” by Julio Cortazar