January 2018 favorites

January 2018

The January stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘The Displaced Person’ by Flannery O’Connor
  2. ‘I Can Say Many Nice Things’ by Ben Marcus
  3. ‘A Temple Of The Holy Ghost’ by Flannery O’Connor
  4. ‘The Barber’ by Flannery O’Connor
  5. ‘Figures In The Distance’ by Jamaica Kincaid
  6. ‘Rollingwood’ by Ben Marcus
  7. ‘Why Do The Heathens Rage?’ by Flannery O’Connor
  8. ‘Keela, The Outcast Indian Maiden’ by Eudora Welty
  9. ‘Wild Plums’ by Grace Stone Coates
  10. ‘The Looking Glass’ by Anton Chekhov
  11. ‘Truant’ by Claude McKay
  12. ‘Enoch And The Gorilla’ by Flannery O’Connor
  13. ‘The Dark Arts’ by Ben Marcus
  14. ‘Mary Elizabeth’ by Jessie Faucet
  15. ‘The South’ by Jorge Luis Borges
  16. ‘Blueprints For St. Louis’ by Ben Marcus
  17. ‘Storytellers, Liars, And Bores’ by Leonard Michaels
  18. ‘First Love’ by Ben Marcus

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‘A Temple Of The Holy Ghost’ by Flannery O’Connor

A Temple Of The Holy Ghost by Flannery O’Connor, 1954 Read the rest of this entry »


‘Enoch And The Gorilla’ by Flannery O’Connor

Enoch And The Gorilla by Flannery O’Connor, 1952 Read the rest of this entry »


‘The Barber’ by Flannery O’Connor

The Barber by Flannery O’Connor, 1948 Read the rest of this entry »


‘Why Do The Heathens Rage?’ by Flannery O’Connor

Why Do The Heathens Rage? by Flannery O’Connor, 1963 Read the rest of this entry »


‘The Displaced Person’ by Flannery O’Connor

The Displaced Person by Flannery O’Connor, 1954 Read the rest of this entry »


March 2017 favorites

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March 2017

The March stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Ibn-Hakam al-Bokhari, Murdered In His Labyrinth’ by Jorge Luis Borges
  2. ‘How To Tell Stories To Children’ by Miranda July
  3. ‘Action Will Be Taken’ by Heinrich Boll
  4. ‘The Two Kings And The Two Labyrinths’ by Jorge Luis Borges
  5. ‘The Aleph’ by Jorge Luis Borges
  6. ‘A Late Encounter With The Enemy’ by Flannery O’Connor
  7. ‘The Paperhanger’ by William Gay
  8. ‘Where The Door Is Always Open And The Welcome Mat Is Out’ by Patricia Highsmith
  9. ‘How To Talk To Girls At Parties’ by Neil Gaiman
  10. ‘A Subject Of Childhood’ by Grace Paley
  11. ‘Revenge Of The Lawn’ by Richard Brautigan
  12. ‘The Man On The Threshold’ by Jorge Luis Borges
  13. ‘The Wait’ by Jorge Luis Borges
  14. ‘Good People’ by David Foster Wallace
  15. ‘Regret’ by Kate Chopin

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