November 2021 favorites

November 2021

The November stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘The Turkey Season’ by Alice Munro
  2. ‘Jericho’s Brick Battlements’ by Margaret Laurence
  3. ‘Hair Jewellery’ by Margaret Atwood
  4. ‘Extra’ by Yiyun Li
  5. ‘Miss Harriet’ by Guy de Maupassant
  6. ‘Storm In A Teacup’ by Lu Xun
  7. ‘Guy de Maupassant’ by Isaac Babel
  8. ‘Idyll’ by Guy de Maupassant
  9. ‘A Clean Marriage’ by Sayaka Murata
  10. ‘Confessing’ by Guy de Maupassant
  11. ‘Medicine’ by Lu Xun
  12. ‘Omakase’ by Weike Wang
  13. ‘Mateo Falcone’ by Prosper Mérimée
  14. ‘A Wedding-Dress’ by Morley Callaghan
  15. ‘Aftermath’ by Mary Yukari Waters
  16. ‘Offside Constantly’ by Camille Bordas
  17. ‘Helix’ by Banana Yoshimoto
  18. ‘One Arm’ by Yasunari Kawabata
  19. ‘My Financial Career’ by Stephen Leacock
  20. ‘My Life Is A Joke’ by Sheila Heti
  21. ‘The Dark Lantern’ by Jules Renard

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May 2021 favorites

May 2021

The May stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘The Swimming Contest’ by Benjamin Tammuz
  2. ‘Waiting’ by Amos Oz
  3. ‘Success’ by Adriana Lisboa
  4. ‘The Earthquake In Chile’ by Heinrich von Kleist
  5. ‘Civil Peace’ by Chinua Achebe
  6. ‘Remnants Of Carnival’ by Clarice Lispector
  7. ‘Boule de Suif’ by Guy de Maupassant
  8. ‘The Third Bank Of The River’ by João Guimarães Rosa
  9. ‘Only Orange’ by Camille Bordas
  10. ‘Heirs’ by Amos Oz
  11. ‘A Passion In The Desert’ by Honoré de Balzac
  12. ‘How Old Timofei Died With A Song’ by Rainer Maria Rilke
  13. ‘The Baby In Pink Tarlatan’ by Joaõ do Rio
  14. ‘The Path To The Cemetery’ by Thomas Mann
  15. ‘XII’ by Nathalie Sarraute
  16. ‘Fly Already’ by Etgar Keret
  17. ‘Why I Became A Nightingale’ by Wolfgang Hildesheimer

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March 2021 favorites

March 2021

The March stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Lorry Raja’ by Madhuri Vijay
  2. ‘The Child’s Return’ by Rabindraneth Tagore
  3. ‘The Log’ by Guy de Maupassant
  4. ‘Alyosha The Pot’ by Leo Tolstoy
  5. ‘A Horse And Two Goats’ by R.K. Narayan
  6. ‘The Fashion Plate’ by Rhys Davies
  7. ‘Oysters’ by Anton Chekhov
  8. ‘The Tryst’ by Ivan Turgenev
  9. ‘A Russian Beauty’ by Vladimir Nabokov
  10. ‘Extraordinary Little Cough’ by Dylan Thomas
  11. ‘Roman Spring’ by Leslie Norris
  12. ‘The Golden Pony’ by Glyn Jones
  13. ‘His Excellency’ by Indro Montanelli
  14. ‘Madame de Luzy’ by Anatole France
  15. ‘A Small Sacrifice For An Enormous Happiness’ by Jai Chakrabarti
  16. ‘The State Of Nature’ by Camille Bordas
  17. ‘The Gentle Libertine’ by Colette
  18. ‘Love Far From Home’ by Italo Calvino
  19. ‘Jewellery’ by Alberto Moravia

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