On Stories

I often write about short stories on the blog, and it might get confusing to find the different posts. So here’s a dusted-off way to get around.


Hobart (10, 11)
McSweeney’s (31 [& sampler])
One Story (a list of stories)
The New Yorker (a list of stories)
Zoetrope (Summer 2009)

Short Story Anthologies

The Best American Nonrequired Reading (2008)
Lorrie Moore, Birds of America
Andrew Porter, The Theory of Light and Matter
Six Shorts (2013) (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

Individual Stories

Daniel Alarcón, “A Circus at the Center of the World
Toni Cade Bambara, “Raymond’s Run
Russell Banks, “Sarah Cole: A Type of Love Story
John Barth, “Click
John Barth, “Toga Party
Donald Barthelme, “The School
Samuel Beckett, The End
Kenneth Calhoun, “Nightblooming
Michael Cunningham, “White Angel
Michael Cunningham, “Pearls
Kevin González, “Lotería” (at the end of the post)
Aaron Gwyn, “The Gray
Jhumpa Lahiri, “Unaccustomed Earth
David Mitchell, “The Massive Rat
Lorrie Moore, “You’re Ugly, Too
Bharati Mukherjee, “The Management of Grief
Alice Munro, “Meneseteung
Alice Munro, “Boys and Girls
Tim O’Brien, “The Things They Carried
Cynthia Ozick, “The Shawl
Ethan Rutherford, “The Peripatetic Coffin

Other Stuff

A note on a recurrent model for short stories

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