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The Art of Vengeance by Joyce Carol Oates


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Joyce Carol oates writes about the short stories of Roald Dahl.

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The literary short story is my favourite form of fiction. I'll post links to great stories and articles about the short story, as well as reviews of new collections I hope to get around to reading!
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Short Story Masterclasses: Eight Successful Writers Discuss the Short Story Form

Short Story Masterclasses: Eight Successful Writers Discuss the Short Story Form | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Each episode of the Short Story Masterclass podcast series features an award-winning author discussing their approach to writing short stories.
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29 Short Stories You Need To Read In Your Twenties

29 Short Stories You Need To Read In Your Twenties | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Because good things come in small packages.
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Excellent reading list - for anyone!

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Nabokov on Inspiration and the Six Short Stories Everyone Should Read

Nabokov on Inspiration and the Six Short Stories Everyone Should Read | The Short Story | Scoop.it

“Show up, show up, show up,” Isabel Allende advised, “and after a while the muse shows up, too.” “Inspiration is for amateurs,” Chuck Close famously proclaimed, “the rest of us just show up and get to work.” “When you work regularly,” Gretchen Rubin asserted, “inspiration strikes regularly.”But as prescriptive as we may get about the pursuit and attainment of inspiration, its very nature remains ever-elusive.

That’s precisely what Vladimir Nabokov addresses in an essay titled “Inspiration,” a fine addition to famous writers’ collected wisdom on writing, originally published in the Saturday Review on November 20, 1972, and found in Strong Opinions (public library) — the same fantastic volume that gave us the author’s rare BBC interview on literature and life.

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Nabokov on inspiration.

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Nabokov on inspiration and the 6 short stories he recommends.

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My favorite bits: the assertion that creativity is subtraction (i.e., to invent is to choose), and the six recommended short stories.

Christa Wojo's curator insight, August 8, 8:08 AM

How do you rouse your muse?

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Guardian first book award 2014: readers' choice for longlist

Guardian first book award 2014: readers' choice for longlist | The Short Story | Scoop.it
May-Lan Tan's short story collection, Things to Make and Break, is readers' nomination for prize
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Short Stories: New York City in 'The New Yorker'

Short Stories: New York City in 'The New Yorker' | The Short Story | Scoop.it

Today we’re releasing a collection of five stories about New York City from the archive.


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14 Fantastic Stories From The New Yorker Archive You Should Read This Summer

14 Fantastic Stories From The New Yorker Archive You Should Read This Summer | The Short Story | Scoop.it
The New Yorker has made all of its archives going back to 2007 available online until the end of this summer. Here are the best New Yorker fiction pieces from the past seven years that you can read...
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Amundsen by Alice Munro is in this list. The buzz is that The New Yorker has made its whole archive publicly available until the end of the summer.

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Exclusive: David Mitchell's Twitter Story "The Right Sort" Collected

Exclusive: David Mitchell's Twitter Story "The Right Sort" Collected | The Short Story | Scoop.it
The Bone Clocks is coming in September, but David Mitchell gave readers an early taste of something new last week, tweeting out a short story called "The Right Sort" over the course of roughly seve...
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The New Yorker Is Temporarily Making All Of Its Archives Free — Here Are 8 Stories You Should Definitely Read

The New Yorker Is Temporarily Making All Of Its Archives Free — Here Are 8 Stories You Should Definitely Read | The Short Story | Scoop.it

The New Yorker relaunched its website today with a complete makeover, signaling the first step in the magazine’s new focus on the web.

Part of that initiative is the magazine’s decision to open up its archives to the general public for the rest of the summer. Until the website puts up its metered paywall sometime in the fall, the New Yorker editors will be releasing curated collections of stories periodically.

We pulled out a selection of our favorite stories from the archives that you should definitely check out while they’re free.

 

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Very good news for short story lovers.

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The 10 Best Short Stories You've Never Read

The 10 Best Short Stories You've Never Read | The Short Story | Scoop.it
One thing that's great about short stories is how quickly they can ruin your life. This happens whether you like it or not. Great stories practice this violent beauty on you in a variety of ways....
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A smashing list of stories I've never heard of but will seek out.

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Novelist David Mitchell publishes new short story on Twitter

Novelist David Mitchell publishes new short story on Twitter | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Booker-shortlisted author submits to twitter 'straitjacket' for seven-day tale of boy tripping on valium
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fantastic read....enjoy

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Short story: 'Strawberry Lipstick' by Kseniya Melnik

Short story: 'Strawberry Lipstick' by Kseniya Melnik | The Short Story | Scoop.it
The short story is undergoing a major literary revival. Here, from a new collection by Kseniya Melnik, is the moving tale of a young Russian woman coming of age
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Short story: Diamonds by Colin Barrett

Short story: Diamonds by Colin Barrett | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Read the Frank O'Connor award-winning story Diamonds from the collection Young Skins
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Review of “Paper Lanterns: Love Stories” and “Ecstatic Cahoots: Fifty Short Stories” By Stuart Dybek - The Boston Globe

Review of “Paper Lanterns: Love Stories” and “Ecstatic Cahoots: Fifty Short Stories” By Stuart Dybek - The Boston Globe | The Short Story | Scoop.it
In his two new collections, Stuart Dybek extends his engagement with modernism into new territory: passion and love.
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Night Vision

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The acclaimed novelist on the secrets, dreams, and myths that fuel her storytelling.
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Karen Russell interviewed.

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Last Stories and Other Stories

Last Stories and Other Stories | The Short Story | Scoop.it
A haunting collection of transcontinental horrors, from the National Book Award-winning author of Europe Central. Review by Paul Di Filippo.
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The miraculous deliverance of Oga Jona

The miraculous deliverance of Oga Jona | The Short Story | Scoop.it

As soon as he opened his eyes, he felt it. A strange peace, a calm clarity. He stretched. Even his limbs were stronger and surer. He looked at his phone. Thirty-seven new text messages – and all while he was asleep. With one click, he deleted them. The empty screen buoyed him. Then he got up to bathe, determined to fold the day into the exact shape that he wanted.

Read more at: http://www.thecable.ng/the-miraculous-deliverance-of-oga-jona | TheCable

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Short story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche.

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2014 Bristol Short Story Prize Shortlist Announced

2014 Bristol Short Story Prize Shortlist Announced | The Short Story | Scoop.it
We are honoured and delighted to announce the 2014 Bristol Short Story Prize shortlist. The twenty stories listed below are in the running for the £1,000 first prize and will all be published in th...
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Noontide Toll by Romesh Gunesekera review – poetic and full of wit

Noontide Toll by Romesh Gunesekera review – poetic and full of wit | The Short Story | Scoop.it
These gracefully crafted road stories expose the simmering tensions in postwar Sri Lanka, writes Shehan Karunatilaka
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The Best Stories from the Best Collections of the Year So Far

The Best Stories from the Best Collections of the Year So Far | The Short Story | Scoop.it
The first half of 2014 has seen a number of impressive short story collections, from an always-exciting new book by Lydia Davis to The Office star B.J. Novak’s critically-acclaimed literary debut. But with so many good short stories in circulation, it can be hard to decide which to read, or at the very least, which to read first. If you consume collections the way many do—by sampling one entry at a time—it can be helpful
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3 more J.D. Salinger stories published | EW.com

3 more J.D. Salinger stories published | EW.com | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Three previously uncollected short stories by J.D. Salinger have been published in a new book. J.D. Salinger: Three Early Stories, published by The Devault-Graves Agency, includes “The...
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England and Other Stories by Graham Swift, review: 'heartbreaking unadorned tales'

England and Other Stories by Graham Swift, review: 'heartbreaking unadorned tales' | The Short Story | Scoop.it
A fine collection of stories finds the drama in everyday life
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'Killing Time' by Lucy Caldwell

'Killing Time' by Lucy Caldwell | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Canada and Europe Regional Winner of the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Belfast, 1992 I try to kill myself on the first of March, a Sunday. I haven’t
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‘A Day In The Death’ by Sara Adam Ang | Commonwealth Writers

‘A Day In The Death’ by Sara Adam Ang | Commonwealth Writers | The Short Story | Scoop.it

A Day in the Death," a remarkable story by Sara Adam Ang, which was the Asia Regional Winner of the 2014 Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize.  

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From a talented young Singaporean writer.

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Mayo writer Colin Barrett wins Frank O’Connor award with debut collection

Mayo  writer Colin Barrett wins Frank O’Connor award with debut collection | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Barrett is just second Irish winner of the €25,000 prize, after Edna O’Brien
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Frank O'Connor short story award goes to 'new, young, genius' Colin Barrett

Frank O'Connor short story award goes to 'new, young, genius' Colin Barrett | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Young Skins, author's debut collection, praised by judges for stories that 'come alive with that ineffable thing – soul'
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