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The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction by R.V. Cassill
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A wonderful rich and deep collection! This has been my side reading for 5 months now. I started out making notes on some of my favorites, but then stopped at some point.

The Veldt by Ray Bradbury – I have read it before and enjoyed it, but I think it struck me even harder this time. How close have we come to being addicted to electronics, and making them our family?

Chekov! Wonderful.

Stephen Crane has wonderful, rich characters.

Isak Dinesen’s Sorrow-Acre was one of the best stories. Multiple plots woven together.

F Scott Fitzgerald’s Babylon Revisited! Powerful.

D H Lawrence’s The Horse Dealer’s Daughter – Beautiful and terrifying. Very moving.

The Rocking-Horse Winner – A great story contrasting material goods and health/family.

The Garden-Party by Katherine Mansfield. Nigh perfect. Drops you straight into a scene, and takes you were you don’t expect.

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August 17, 2015 – Shelved
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