tisdag 17 juli 2018

Top Ten Tuesday. Short stories.

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

July 17: Favorite Novellas/Short Stories
1. Dumpling or Boule de suif or Fettpärlan is a great novella by the famous French writer Guy de Maupassant.
2. The Colonel´Lady by Somerset Maugham. About a man who misjudges his wife totally and is very hurt when the truth emerges to him.
3. The Seals by Lydia Davis. About the love between to sisters.
4. Marcelle by Simone de Beauvoir. Marcelle is a young girl who reads a lot of novels. Her greatest whish is to be the muse of a literary genius.
5. The Lady with the Dog by Anton Tjechov is considered to be one of the most short stories ever written. It´s about two unhappily married people who meet when vacationing in Jalta.
6. Mary Yukary Waters, The Laws of evening. Eleven novellas that take place in Japan and is about the second world war or the memory of it. The Woman in the Title novella is Sono, 80, who lost her husband and two daughters in the war.
7. Husband and wife by Koike Mariko. A young man about to be married meets with two old ladies in a train compartment and a weird conversation takes place. 
8. The Heart fails without warning by Hilary Mantel. About sisters, loneliness and eating disorders.
9. The five - forty - eight is a short story by John Cheever about Blake, an arrogant and ruthless man who seduces a plain woman at his office and then gives her the sack. But she knows how to take revenge
10. The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe is a famous short story about Roderick Usher and writes to a friend and asks him to come. The friend is horrified of what he

4 kommentarer:

  1. läst några av dessa, har blivit beroende av noveller

  2. jag tycker att novelläsandet går i perioder. jag gillar att läsa noveller. tror att jag ska leta fram Maugham och Maupassant igen

  3. Great list! Poe is my favorite short story writer ever.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!