Tuesday, June 2, 2015

MAY is Short Story Month (Part II)

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REFLECTIONS.

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  • SIX FEET OF THE COUNTRY by Nadine Gordimer


Nadine Gordimer was an exceptional writer, who gave us another look at the apartheid times in South Africa from a different angle. The words were lightly written, but the reader can feel the heaviness of the subject.

Rating:  4 stars


  • THE END OF THE PARTY by Graham Greene


Graham Greene used foreshadowing heavily on the subject; even so, he was a compelling writer. His gentle invitation to self-reflection and emphatic observations were possessive.

Rating: 3 stars


  • THE BURNING CITY by Hjalmar Söderberg


Quite a charming story. The innocence and logic of a young mind is so precious to behold.

Rating:  3 stars


  • THE GUEST by Albert Camus


Albert Camus used a brilliant setting, purposely utilizing a man’s contented existence, in spite of his isolation and frugal livelihood, to emphasize the subject of moral distress and human responsibility.

Rating:  4 stars


  • AMONG THE PATHS TO EDEN by Truman Capote


The wit in this simple short story is most enjoyable.

Rating:  4 stars


  • THE MAN WHO COULD WORK MIRACLES by HG Wells


A classical genius, really.

Rating:  4 stars


  • MARRIAGE À LA MODE by Katherine Mansfield


Thought-provoking.  Katherine Mansfield made an embroidered, yet dramatic illustration of a marriage divorced from its purpose and foundation.

Rating:  4 stars



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