300 short stories: story 242

story: “The Falling Girl” author: Dino Buzzati year: 2018 where: Morning with coffee, kitchen table note: I read this story in English (Translated by Lawrence Venuti), but now I am on the hunt to read it in its original Italian. a line: “The beautiful people, then, were interested in her and that filled her with satisfaction. … Continue reading 300 short stories: story 242


300 short stories:: story 117

story: The Country Boyauthor: Yusuf al-Sibaiyear:  ? (early 20th century) where: home, kitchen table (again!) note: translated by the great Denys Johnson-Davis, who was the first, really, to recognize the explosion of Arabic short story writing following WWII a line: “Though he looked silent and quiet, it was a case of still waters running deep. With closed eyes and lowered head, all shyness and diffidence, he would sit beside his father, oozing innocence, when all the time there wasn't a brothel … Continue reading 300 short stories:: story 117