Big Brother is having a moment, as sales of “Nineteen Eighty-Four” spike amid disclosures of far-reaching American surveillance programs.
Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.
Wow, we asked you guys to come up with some of your favorite short stories, and boy did you deliver! We here at Aliteration decided to compile a list of all the works/comments you guys gave us so everyone out there can get some reading done!
- “A Hunger Artist” by Franz Kafka
- “Tlon, Uqbar, Orbus Tertius”, by Borges.
- “A Perfect Day for Banana Fish” by JD Salinger
- Anything by Karen Russell (note not a story name literally anything Karen Russell has written, but hey maybe she can write a story called anything, someone talk to her about that)
- I agree with Ernest Hemingway. He can write a spankin’ story.
- “Run, Mourner, Run” - Randall Kenan
- Almost anything by Vonnegut or Bradbury, and most by Dick.
- “Pet Milk” by Stuart Dybek
- “Barn Burning” by Wililam Faulkner
- “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Gilman Perkins
- “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut
- “A Sound of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury
- “The Library of Babel”- Borges (wrinkled my mind)
- “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
- “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien, and
- “The Dead” by James Joyce
- “An Arrangement of Lights” by Nicole Krauss.
- “Style” by Tim O’Brien in The Things They Carried
- “A Wall of Fire Rising” by Edwidge Danticat
- “The Garden Party” by Katherine Mansfield
- “The Bath” by Raymond Carver
- “The Sniper” Liam O’Flaherty
- “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury
Got a great one that we missed? Feel free to let us know, we’ll edit the list so that yours appears! Happy Reading!
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which mean never losing your enthusiasm.
“Pen names have long been a means for writers to inhabit another identity—to attain privacy, assume the acceptably literate gender, or play with the freedom of a psychic unburdening. But at what point does a pseudonym become obfuscation, transgression?”
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.