Your humble scribe is so partied out from spending his income tax refund money on new books* that he doesn't even have room for that watching Mankells Wallander Film 9 (Täckmanteln) is probably all his poor little pea brain can handle tonight. In other words, apologies to anybody expecting a Dead Souls, a Karl Kraus or an Andrey Platonov post (all postponed, at least for a day or two) as well as for that American athlete style use of the third person above. With that out of the way, I do have a favor to ask of any of you newcomers or "regulars" who might have wandered over here. Now that you're here, would you please consider sharing a few of your favorite short story titles with me? I'm hoping to incorporate some more regular short story reading into my reading diet for the rest of the year and would appreciate your input. Any favorites? Would three recommendations from you be too much to ask for? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
April 2013 New Additions*
Borges, Jorge Luis. Textos cautivos (Alianza Editorial).
Chekhov, Anton. The Complete Short Novels (Vintage Classics).
Kleist, Heinrich von. Selected Prose of Heinrich von Kleist (Archipelago Books).
Miller, Perry. The New England Mind: The Seventeenth Century (The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press).
Tolstoy, Leo. Collected Shorter Fiction, Volumes 1 & 2 (Everyman's Library).