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Short stories-your recommendations for further reading

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Jim:
But among the other authors I like (and there are many), if I were to pick a few who I think have "timeless" potential, I would put Alan Furst at or near the top. Joseph Kanon is another candidate, but his output is insufficient. If Phillip Kerr were to write more stories along the lines of his BERLIN NOIR triology, and especially if he were to throw in a few short stories along the way, he would also rank up there.
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ziki:
My recomendations would be The Intrepreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9780395927205&itm=2

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Bob mentioned he likes Chekhov's short stories.
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/results.asp?WRD=Chekhov&z=y&cds2Pid=9481
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Message Edited by ziki on 02-06-200704:26 AM

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Re: Short stories-your recommendations for further reading

Some of the more modern story writers who could be edged into the frame of "classics": Richard Yates, a very under-read writer who worked his stories down to near perfection. And Ken Foster, especially the collection "The Kind I'm Likely to Get." And there is Amy Hempel and Lorrie Moore, both for their sharp wit and intelligence. And one of my favorites from the 1950s and 1960s, Julio Cortezar, the famed but little read magical realism proponent who wrote that fantastic story "Blow Up" that was made into an experiemental film of the same name.
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