October 2017 favorites

October 2017

The October stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘There Will Come Soft Rains’ by Ray Bradbury
  2. ‘The Hanging Stranger’ by Philip K. Dick
  3. ‘Landfill’ by Joyce Carol Oates
  4. ‘Closing Time’ by Neil Gaiman
  5. ‘A Resumed Identity’ by Ambrose Bierce
  6. ‘St. John’s Eve’ by Nikolai Gogol
  7. ‘Man From The South’ by Roald Dahl
  8. ‘The Terror’ by Guy de Maupassant
  9. ‘The Circular Ruins’ by Jorge Luis Borges
  10. ‘One Summer Night’ by Ambrose Bierce
  11. ‘A Vine On A House’ by Ambrose Bierce
  12. ‘Quitters, Inc.’ by Stephen King
  13. ‘The Beggarwoman Of Locarno’ by Heinrich von Kleist
  14. ‘The Boarded Window’ by Ambrose Bierce
  15. ‘A Baby Tramp’ by Ambrose Bierce
  16. ‘The White Maniac – A Doctor’s Tale’ by Mary Fortune

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‘St. John’s Eve’ by Nikolai Gogol

Gogol, Nikolai 1830

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June 2016 favorites

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June 2016

The June stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘The Overcoat’ by Nikolai Gogol
  2. ‘Diary Of A Madman’ by Nikolai Gogol
  3. ‘The Swim Team’ by Miranda July
  4. ‘Nevsky Prospect’ by Nikolai Gogol
  5. ‘Unjust’ by Richard Bausch
  6. ‘Ivan Fyodorovich Shponka And His Aunt’ by Nikolai Gogol
  7. ‘Idiots First’ by Bernard Malamud
  8. ‘Under The Radar’ by Richard Ford
  9. ‘The Carriage’ by Nikolai Gogol
  10. ‘Accident At The Sugarbeet’ by Tom Drury
  11. ‘Privacy’ by Richard Ford
  12. ‘Calling’ by Richard Ford
  13. ‘Puppy’ by Richard Ford
  14. ‘A Day’ by William Trevor
  15. ‘Reunion’ by Richard Ford
  16. ‘Esther’ by Jean Toomer
  17. ‘The King Of Norway’ by Amos Oz

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‘The Overcoat’ by Nikolai Gogol

Gogol, Nikolai 1842

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‘Diary Of A Madman’ by Nikolai Gogol

Gogol, Nikolai 1835a

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‘The Carriage’ by Nikolai Gogol

Gogol, Nikolai 1836

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‘Ivan Fyodorovich Shponka And His Aunt’ by Nikolai Gogol

Gogol, Nikolai 1832

Ivan Fyodorovich Shponka And His Aunt by Nikolai Gogol, 1832 Read the rest of this entry »