Short stories 61-65

“Racine and the Tablecloth” by A.S. Byatt. From Sugar. A beautifully written story about a girl and one of those horrible, disapproving teachers who can make one’s life hell without ever realising it. Disappointing ending, but otherwise good.

“Klámhundurinn” (The Porn Dog) by Þórarinn Eldjárn. From Ó fyrir framan. A darkly funny story about one of those dogs. (if you need an explanation, just ask...)

“The President of San Jacinto” by H.C. Bailey. From Great Tales of Detection. An intriguing little mystery, my first Reggie Fortune story.

„Dýrið“, by Þórarinn Eldjárn. From Ó fyrir framan.

Father and Son” by Guy de Maupassant. From Mademoiselle Fifi and other stories . A coy and brilliant little story about a man succeeding his father in an unexpected way. (Link is probably to a different translation). Recommended.


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