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Best Anthologies

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2timjones
Nov 25, 2008, 5:57am Top

At the Bay by Katherine Mansfield

Taman by Mikhail Lermontov

Lady with Lapdog by Anton Chekhov

The Procurator of Judea by Anatole France

Expedition to Earth by Arthur C. Clarke

3nymith
Nov 26, 2008, 9:57am Top

Thanks for the list. I have nothing to add to it, but judging purely from LibraryThing reviews I have got to try out H.G. Wells, Dylan Thomas, Arthur C. Clarke, and Thomas Hardy at least.

I've already read one version of Chekhov's Lady with the Dog, and found it to be a fascinating piece of work. For the most part it was very dark, full of broken off romances and wasted lives. But it was a credit to the author that he was able to make such simple stories so very interesting.

Anyway, since then I've become very interested in short stories and plan on tracking down a large batch of them so I can start adding to discussions around here!

4Hagelstein
Edited: Mar 8, 2009, 8:09pm Top

A collection of writing by Fyodor Dostoyevsky called Notes from Underground, White Nights, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man and selections from The House of the the Dead is a good introduction to the Russian writer. White Nights is one the best short stories I've read recently.

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