Friday, February 28, 2014
Meet Carmilla, Co-host for Irish Short Story Month
February 2014 Month End Review
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Irish Short Story Month Year 4. March 1 to April 1
Monday, February 24, 2014
"The Jewish Regime" by Lamed Shapiro (1919, translated by Heather Valencia)
Sunday, February 23, 2014
"Nazi Girl" by Alvaro Bisama (2010, 12 pages, translated by Lucas Lyndes)
Saturday, February 22, 2014
"The Spinoza of Market Street" by Isaac Singer (1963, 9 pages)
Friday, February 21, 2014
"In Italy" by Mavis Gallant (February 25, 1956 in The New Yorker, five pages)
Beaming, expectant, he waited for his wife to share the joke. Stella didn’t think it as funny as all that. It was a fine thing to be told, at this stage, that there was no money, that your innocent little child sleeping upstairs had nothing to look forward to but a lifetime of work. She had just been bathing the innocent child. Usually, her evening task consisted only of kissing it good night, for the Mannings were fortunate in their Italian servants, who were efficient, loyal, and cheap."
The power in this story is in seeing how the young wife and his daughter react to this news. The wife was not a shameless gold digger but she is shocked to see her child will not receive an inheritance. Her step daughter, her age, turns on her and both realize untoward things about themselves. I don't want to tell to much about this story other than to say I loved it. I really hope to read more and would like to read all of her stories.
You can read "In Italy" here
Thursday, February 20, 2014
"The Birds" by Daphne du Maurier (1952)
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
"Sweat" by Zora Neal Hurston (1926, 8 pages)
They Were Counted by Miklos Banffy Part One of The Transylvania Trilogy (1934, translated by Patrick Thrusfield and Katalin Banffy-Jolen), 1999)
Sunday, February 16, 2014
"The Chair" by Lamed Shapiro (1934, translated by Rueben Barcovithch)
"The Flight" by Kerala Das (1962, Nine Pages)
Friday, February 14, 2014
"Khushiya" by Saadat Hasan Mamto (1949, 15 pages)
Thursday, February 13, 2014
"The Woman at the Bus Stop" by Mohan Rakesh (मोहन राकेश) 1965 -first published in The Hindu Times
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Collecting Shakespeare - The Story of Henry and Emily Folger by Stephen H. Grant (forthcoming 2014)
Son of a book publisher, I was born in Boston with New England roots from both parents. After attending Noble & Greenough School and graduating from Amherst College, I earned a doctorate in Education from the University of Massachusetts. As a teenager, I took an avid interest in things foreign. My first experiences abroad were as exchange student in Germany with the American Field Service, earning a Middlebury College master’s degree in French at the Sorbonne in Paris, and teaching as Peace Corps Volunteer in Ivory Coast, West Africa.
Familiarity living in the developing world, enjoyment in learning languages, and interest in foreign cultures and peoples led me to obtain a job as a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Agency for International Development. Long-term assignments in the field of education included Ivory Coast and Guinea, Egypt, Indonesia, and El Salvador.
Shifting largely from a diplomatic career to a writing life, I serve as Senior Fellow at the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training in Arlington, Virginia, where I help retired diplomats prepare their manuscripts for publication.
Forthcoming with the Johns Hopkins University Press is "COLLECTING SHAKESPEARE: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger." The couple founded the Folger Shakespeare Library on Capitol Hill in 1932. Publication of the dual biography is scheduled for March 2014, prior to the the celebration the following month of the 450th anniversary of the Bard's birth.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
"Zlatka" by Maja Hrgovic (2012) Project 196 - Croatia
MAJA HRGOVIĆ was born in Split, Croatia, in 1980. She studied theatre and women's studies. Since 2003 she has worked as a journalist in the culture section of the Novi List Daily, and from 2005 to 2008 she was a member of the editorial board at Zarez, a Journal of Cultural and Social Affairs, where she publishes literary reviews.
In 2009 she was awarded first prize for journalistic excellence by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN). Her work has also been published in magazines and news portals such as Nulačetvorka,Cunterview, Kulturpunkt, Op.a, Grazia, andLibela. She regularly writes for the portalZamirzine, focusing on women's rights and their treatment in the media. Her first collection of short stories Pobjeđuje onaj kojem je manje stalo was published in 2010.