The title story delves into the loneliness suffered by a Nigerian girl who moves to an America far removed from her imaginings. A wise and emotive writer, in this collection Adichie touches on her familiar themes of exile, cultural miscommunications and the human desire to reconcile internal and external worlds. She also won the Man Booker International prize for her lifetime body of work and has been called a modern-day Chekhov.
These Classic Stories Are So Short, You Have No Excuse Not To Read Them
A pioneering modernist writer, Mansfield was born and brought up in colonial New Zealand before moving to Britain, where she became friends with DH Lawrence and Virginia Woolf. The title story, one of her best-known works, is written in the modernist style, with the deceptively simple setting of a family preparing for a garden party.
Against this backdrop Mansfield brilliantly interweaves meditations on class, life and death, illusion and reality. He is brilliant at evoking social nuance and has an unfailing eye for the tiniest detail that will shine light on the whole.
This deliciously fat collection gives the reader the chance to dip in and out of one of the best observers of human behaviour. If you have an author's name, but can't remember the title of the particular story you are looking for, click on the above button to navigate to a page where you will be confronted by a list of the authors whose works appear here. If you would like to know where we found the stories that are listed here, you can find out where on this page.
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So we did a little math, and found 12 short stories that, for the average American adult, should take less than 10 minutes each to read. Check a few out on your lunch break!
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Who knows, you may discover something you like. Whether you've already read Lolita or Pale Fire , or are hesitating to pick them up, this short story about a delusional boy, his family, and his peers' attempt to buy him a birthday present, is sure to entertain you.
This specific story, which is popularly anthologized, involves first-day orientation at a Dunder Mifflin-like office job. It's prototypical of the author, who often pens short stories set in New York City about domestic relationships.
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She also frequently discusses immigrant life in America her parents, from the Ukraine, spoke Russian and Yiddish. Listen to Walter Mosley reading it here. The same themes are at play here; it's more than worth a look. In "The Looking-Glass," a woman feverishly attempts to seek help for her husband, sick with typhus, but is met with a surprise.
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