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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

I have always considered Saki (H.H. Munro) as one of the true masters of the short story, but I realize that I am in the dark considering other great works that lurk out there in the literary ether. I would like to create a list of "must read" short stories, and I would love some help doing this.

Aside from Saki, my first on the list is "A Good Man is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Connor.

Any other suggestions?


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

Well, as Saki is a master of comic (humorous) stories, and Flannery O'Connor presumably writes about things less humorous, then I guess your list is open to all genre..?

Suggestions, that come to my mind, are:

Alan Sillitoe / Graham Greene - 'Real life' stories;
Alexei Sayle - Humour;
Brian Aldiss / Piers Anthony - Science fiction;
Herman Melville - 'Herman Melville' stories;
Raymond Chandler - Crime.

I'm sorry, these are all authors, not a list of their books. I'll see if I can add a few (I'm new to this).


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