Two of my favorite short stories

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I'm re-reading I See a Man Sitting on a Chair, and the Chair Is Biting His Leg at the moment. It's not nearly as good as when I was young and it was all new
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I understand.
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Cute. I remember that, but it wasn't really by Ellison at all, it was a parody.
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When they published the Early Stories of Truman Capote and I purchaed it, I reread all/most of his stuff. The early stories are worth a peek. One of my favorite short stores is Miss Belle Rankin which citains this memorable sentence:
I was so young that I never thought that I would ever be old, that I could ever die
Thats like a perfect english sentence. You could write a book around it.

In any event, the book is in copyright so get it here
https://www.amazon.com/Early-Stories-Tr ... 174&sr=8-1

BTW, guess how old he was when he wrote that.
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17. Genius fucker
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Then there is Gerard Manley Hopkins

Where Angels Fear

Very very unsettling. Best short horror story in my book.
Can't find a free copy but here is a reading
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Ever read After Many a Summer Dies The Swan by Aldous Huxley?
How about The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh?

The Wanting Seed by Anthony Burgess. Much more amusing future dystopia than A Clockwork Orange.

Keep the Aspidistra Flying by Orwell. His closest approach to a "mainstream" romance novel. Written because he needed the money, and he himself hated it. However there are echoes of Orwellian greatness yet to come throughout.

It's really really really "past is a foreign country" material and would not be published today.
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After serious consideration she does *not* get an abortion, and the layabout lefty poet anti-hero (an Emo before they were called Emos) gets a job and marries her.
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I want brief summary of the cliff notes of the short stories. I don't think that's too much to ask. Why should I spend 10 minutes reading what you can easily write down in an hour?

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Shoes just killed me. But I read it in the context of a lot of his other stories.

But still, Shoes
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Framton Nuttel wrote:My sister was staying here, at the rectory, you know, some four years ago, and she gave me letters of introduction to some of the people here.
Framton? JFC. What a fag.