A Short Story Review Anthology: Hemingway, Williams, Babel, Alexie, Cunningham, Paley, Murakami, Kinsella

The train passed very quickly a long, red stone house with a garden and four thick palm-trees with tables under them in the shade. I wonder how many graduate students have written papers on the use of railroads in the works of Ernest Hemingway. It’s striking how many of his stories are set on trains or in railroad stations. The railway journey as metaphor for … Continue reading A Short Story Review Anthology: Hemingway, Williams, Babel, Alexie, Cunningham, Paley, Murakami, Kinsella

Strangers on a Train: Ernest Hemingway vs. Charles de Lint

This one should have been more of a challenge. For the Deal Me In Short Story Challenge I’ve been selecting two stories each round by drawing two cards from my deck and reading the stories assigned to each card.  Afterwards, I try to link the two somehow in my review.  It’s been fun. Sometimes it’s been impossible, but this time it was a cinch. I selected … Continue reading Strangers on a Train: Ernest Hemingway vs. Charles de Lint