In Praise of Brevity

sucking tube tongue of blowfly

The short stuff. For some reason a shelf of novellas looks to me like a box of After Eights. Is that odd?

1) Death in Venice, Thomas Mann

2) The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

3) The Post Office Girl, Stefan Zweig

4) The Outsider, Albert Camus

5)  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

6) Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad

7) The Awakening, Kate Chopin

8) Bonjour Tristesse, Francoise Sagan

9) My Life, Chekhov

10) Too Loud a Solitude, Bohumil Hrabal

11) Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka

12) The Cossacks, Leo Tolstoy

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Renée C says:

    Daisy Miller, Henry James? Truly enjoyed a re-read recently. (Proust makes James a snap.)


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