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Great stories from wide range of authors
on December 1, 2011
These stories run the gambit from the macabre one-eyed black cat of Poe, to the fun "youth jazz-nourished generation" of F. Scott Fitzgerald in "Bernice Bobs her Hair". If there is a common thread of these stories, it is the good writing, and perhaps the inner vital life. Chekhov in "The Lady with the Toy Dog" " judging others by himself, he did not believe the things he saw, and assumed that everybody else also had his real vital life passing under a veil of mystery as under the cover of the night". Think of the striking contrast of Paul in Willa Cather's story and Mabel in D. H. Lawrence "The Horse Dealer's Daughter" .. who both had similar intents, but with very different outcomes. Guy de Maupassant "The Necklace" may remind some of O. H. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi" .... ", and readers of these stories may also enjoy a collection of O. Henry stories.