A Short Story Review Omnibus with Carter, Borges, Russell, Fitzgerald, Lee, Chandler, Hemingway

Long before re-imagining fairy tales became a fantasy sub-genre Angela Carter published her volume of short stories The Bloody Chamber, a collection of fairy tales with her own modern twist. “The Company of Wolves” is Ms. Carter’s take on the classic story of Red Riding Hood. Ms. Carter’s stories are not for children. She typically takes the sexuality that is present underneath the children’s tale … Continue reading A Short Story Review Omnibus with Carter, Borges, Russell, Fitzgerald, Lee, Chandler, Hemingway

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