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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January 2021 favorites

January 2021

The January stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘The Love Object’ by Edna O’Brien
  2. ‘Dandelion’ by Lore Segal
  3. ‘The Headstrong Historian’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  4. ‘The Black Monk’ by Anton Chekhov
  5. ‘Her Table Spread’ by Elizabeth Bowen
  6. ‘Cloud, Castle, Lake’ by Vladimir Nabokov
  7. ‘Modern Girls’ by Teju Cole
  8. ‘The Bound Man’ by Ilse Aichinger
  9. ‘The Married Couple’ by Franz Kafka
  10. ‘Everything’ by Ingeborg Bachmann
  11. ‘The Sacrificial Egg’ by Chinua Achebe
  12. ‘Phantoms’ by Ivan Turgenev
  13. ‘In The Shadow Of War’ by Ben Okri
  14. ‘The Hawk’ by Liam O’Flaherty
  15. ‘Work, Death, And Sickness’ by Leo Tolstoy
  16. ‘The Hotel’ by Anne Enright
  17. ‘Aspic’ by Tatyana Tolstaya

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