12 October 2010

Short stories 261-270

“The Patriarch by Colette. A story about a country doctor and his experiences that seems to be part of a longer story.

“Noah’s Ark”, by Jules Supervielle. PFS. An imaginative rendering of the story of Noah‘s ark. Recommended.

Fanny and Annie” by D.H. Lawrence. A story about choice and the lack of it.

The Voyage” by Katherine Mansfield. About a girl who has recently lost her mother.

“The Breakout” by Joyce Cary. About a man who has a breakdown. Or does he? Recommended.

“The Gioconda Smile” by Aldous Huxley. About love and infidelity.

“The Fly in the Ointment” by V.S. Pritchett. About the changelessness of human nature.

“Mr. Loveday’s Little Outing” by Evelyn Waugh. A nasty little story about mistaken kindness. Recommended.

“Across the bridge” by Graham Greene. About the sad fate of an elderly criminal.

“Raspberry Jam” by Angus Wilson. About the cruelties of childhood.Recommended.

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