Four Days of Reading while in Candelaria
- The Face of Another by Kobe Abe -brilliant work about masks-
- Occasions of Sin: Sex and Society in Modern Ireland by Diarmaid Ferriter-completed-invaluable
I will do a post on both of these books soon.
- "Ten of December" by George Saunders. Great Story.
- "Memories of the Space Age" by J. G. Ballard-I stopped reading this 60 page story about 15 pages into it as it seemed unoriginal
- "Flesh and the Mirror" by Angela Carter-there is no bad Angela Carter
- "Kennedy" by Desmond Hogan-I will post on this soon.
- "The Duc de L'Omelette" a rarely read Edgar Alan Poe story.
- "Willing" by Lorrie Moore-wonderful story about an aging actress.
- "Dance in America" by Lorrie Moore
- "Cubs" by Vona Groake-I might post on this for ISSM3
- "Super-Frog Saves Tokyo" by Hurakami Murakami -so glad I read this and I will probably post on it soon.
- "The No Fathers Club" by Tomoyuki Hoshino-closely tied in to some of the themes I have spoken about during ISSM3 on Fathers
- "The Resignation" by Premchand-wonderful India short story from the 1930s-translated from Hindi
- "Death of an Indian" by Kishori-trans. from Oriya
- "The Bride of the Innisfallen" by Euroda Welty-I am so glad I read this story, it is set on a train in England to the port for the Cork, Ireland boot. Welty was staying with Elizabeth Bowen at Bowen Castle when she wrote this. I will for sure post on this story during Irish Short Story Week Year III.
- "Leaving for Kenosha" by Richard Ford -glad to have at last read my first work by Richard Ford.
- "Hester Lilly" by Elizabeth Taylor-I am pondering if I should invest in her complete short stories
- "Everything Empties into the Wild Blue" by Gabriel Rockenstick-translated from Irish
- "The Habit of Loving" by Doris Lessing-so glad to have begun to read her work.
- "Clare de Lune" by Guy de Maupassant-not his best work but not bad
- "The Loss" by David Constantine-by a master of the genre
- "The Sea" by Yoko Ogawa-my high expectations were not disappointed
- "Delilah" by Hitomi Kanehara-from the dark side of the Tokyo Night-by the author of Snakes and Earrings-R rated, at least
- "The Shadows" by Abbas Zaidi-by an author from Pakistan I will soon be featuring in a Q and A
- "By the Water" by Paul Bowles-my first Bowles-I might do a read through of his stories one of these days.
I was happy to read for the first time a number of authors, some well known others not.
Some of these short stories I will probably post on. Some time in 2013 I hope to spend six weeks focusing on short stories of the Indian subcontinent.