Course 39: Short Stories in the Chaotic Age

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Ernest Hemingway
In Our Time (1925)

Jorge Luis Borges
Ficciones (1941)

J.D. Salinger
Nine Stories (1953)

Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936)

Jack London (1876 – 1916)
To Build a Fire

James Joyce (1882 – 1941)
The Dead

William Carlos Williams (1883 – 1963)
The Use of Force

Franz Kafka (1883 – 1924)
The Metamorphosis,” “The Judgment,” “In the Penal Colony,” “A Hunger Artist,” “A Country Doctor,” and “Josephine the Singer, or the Mouse Folk

D. H. Lawrence (1885 – 1930)
Odour of Chrysanthemums,” “Daughters of the Vicar,” “The Prussian Officer,” “The White Stocking,” and “Rockinghorse Winner

H.P. Lovecraft (1890 – 1937)
The Call of Cthulhu

Richard Connell (1893 – 1949)
The Most Dangerous Game

Isaac Babel (1894 – 1940)
“First Love,” “Guy de Maupassant,” “Red Cavalry,” and “Story of My Dovecote”

William Faulkner (1897 – 1962)
A Rose for Emily

Vladimir Nabakov (1899 – 1937)
“A Bad Day,” “The Reunion,” and “Signs and Symbols”

Frank O’Connor (1903 – 1966)
Guests of the Nation,” “The Majesty of Law,” “First Confession,” and “My Oedipus Complex

Samuel Beckett (1906 – 1989)
First Love” and “Ping

John Cheever (1912 – 1982)
The Swimmer,” “The Enormous Radio,” “The Country Husband,” and “The Five-Forty-Eight

Shirley Jackson (1916 – 1965)
The Lottery

Italo Calvino (1923 – 1985)
The Distance of the Moon

Flannery O’Connor (1925 – 1964)
The Geranium,” “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” “River,” “The Lame Shall Enter First,” “Revelation” “The Displaced Person,” “Everything That Rises Must Converge” “Enoch and the Gorilla,” “Greenleaf,” and “Judgment Day

Donald Barthelme (1931 – 1989)
Chablis,” “The Genius,” “Concerning the Bodyguard,” “Conversations with Goethe,” “Me and Miss Mandible,” and “The Indian Uprising

Alice Munro (born 1931)
Meneseteung,” “Royal Beatings,” “Friend of My Youth,” “The Love of a Good Woman,” “Runaway,” and “Silence

Raymond Carver (1938 – 1988)
Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?“, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love,” “A Small Good Thing,” “Put Yourself in My Shoes,” “Feathers,” and “Cathedral

Tim O’Brien (born 1946)
On the Rainy River

Lorrie Moore (born 1957)
Paper Losses

George Saunders (born 1958)

Jhumpa Lahiri (born 1967)
A Temporary Matter” and “Interpreter of Maladies