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Read by Richard Mitchley, Christopher Ragland & Laurel Lefkow (Unabridged: 6hrs 46mins)
Featuring stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, HP Lovecraft, DH Lawrence, Franz Kafka & others.
Short stories have always been a sort of instant access into an author’s brain, their soul and heart. A few pages can lift our lives into locations, people and experiences with a sweep of landscape, narration, feelings and emotions that is difficult to achieve elsewhere.
In this series we try to offer up tried and trusted ‘Top Tens’ across many different themes and authors. But any anthology will immediately throw up the questions – Why that story? Why that author?
The theme itself will form the boundaries for our stories which range from well-known classics, newly told, to stories that modern times have overlooked but perfectly exemplify the theme. Throughout the volume our authors whether of instant recognition or new to you are all leviathans of literature.
Some you may disagree with but they will get you thinking; about our choices and about those you would have made. If this volume takes you on a path to discover more of these miniature masterpieces then we have all gained something.
In this one decade the post-war period brings us the Jazz Age and the beginnings of the Great Depression, two ends of a human race in turmoil as the elite are confronted with the masses in a great social surge that will being further problems that stain humanity. Authors here begin to make a literary sense of what has happened and how their characters and narratives are dealing with questions that need answers.
In this compilation -
|1 - The Top 10 - The 1920's - An Introduction by x|
|2 - In A Grove by Ryunosuke Akutagawa|
|3 - The Other Woman by Sherwood Anderson|
|4 - The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell|
|5 - Bernice Bobs Her Hair by F Scott Fitzgerald|
|6 - A Jury of Her Peers by Susan Glaspell|
|7 - A Hunger Artist by Franz Kafka|
|8 - The Rocking Horse Winner by D H Lawrence|
|9 - The Color Out of Space by H P Lovecraft|
|10 - The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield|
|11 - The String Quartet by Virginia Woolf|