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    WF Short Story Club Nominations for September

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by thirdwind, Aug 17, 2011.

    Since people are still interested in the short story club, we'll go ahead and continue for September. Please post your nomination in this thread. Make sure the story you nominate can be found online for free. This makes it a lot easier for everyone who's participating.
     
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    About The Man Uglier And Scarier Than Ratzinger by Dave Eggers.

    I quite like Dave Eggers and this is short, 'a short short story', so might be okay for those who don't have a lot of time. He's done a few for The Guardian and this just happened to be the first I came across online.
     
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    Following in terms of brevity, might I suggest Will Self's The Putti, which is available at viceland.com
     
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    Most of Them Would Follow Wandering Fires by Amber Sparks; barrelhousemag.com

    The Not-Dead and the Saved by Kate Clanchy; prospectmagazine.co.uk

    Here is David, The Greatest of Descendants by Spencer Kealamakia; anderbo.com
     
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    Tried to find some contemporary, high-quality stories that are 'literary' but still entertaining and interesting:

    The Ceiling by Kevin Brockmeier

    Sea Oak by George Saunders

    A Real Doll by A.M. Holmes

    My Hand, Dead Tissue Severed at the Wrist by Kevin Wilson

    The Beginnings of Grief by Adam Haslett
     
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    Also relatively short, and something quite different in terms of style and subject matter: I re-nominate Wolf-Alice by Britain's Angela Carter (ranked in 2008 as 10th in the 50 greatest British writers since 1945).

    Did I mention she won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize? But enough lobbying...
     
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    Thanks for the nominations. My internet at home doesn't work, so I'll have to wait a couple of days to set up the poll.
     

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