Currently Reading.

Currently Reading – “The Cambridge Companion to the English Short Story”, edited by Ann-Marie Einhaus. For the past year and a half, I have been much more interested in the short story as a medium than the novel. To paraphrase the Argentinian writer, Jorge Luis Borges, novels tend to have a lot of “stuffing” – and why write five hundred pages when you can accomplish the same thing in twenty pages?

Currently reading.

Currently reading – “Woman Hollering Creek” by Sandra Cisneros. Haven’t read short stories for a while so I am getting back into it with this collection. Cisneros is a Latina author best known for her story cycle, “The House on Mango Street”. I read that earlier this year and it was great.

Currently reading.

Currently reading. Born in 1862 in the Austrian Empire, Arthur Schnitzler was a Viennese contemporary of Sigmund Freud. His work was controversial at the time due to its dark psychological themes and frank depictions of sexuality, and was often subjected to Anti-Semitic attacks (Schnitzler was Jewish). This slim novel, “Dream Story”, was the inspiration for the Stanley Kubrick film “Eyes Wide Shut.”