Tag: Short Fiction

1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, Books, Fiction

Pigeon Feathers and Other Stories (1962) by John Updike

This is a collection of Updike’s short stories and I feel like it might be his first collection. They range in length and quality but, on the whole, I think they are worthwhile if you like Updike as a writer.

1996, Books, Fiction

Civilwarland in Bad Decline (1996) by George Saunders

I had no idea what this was. This book was bought for me as a gift because of the American Civil War painting on the cover and the gifter and I didn’t bother to read anything on the back. Anyway…

1987, Books, Fiction

Lady Macbeth and Other Tales (1987 Compilation) by Nikolai Leskov

“The Musk-Ox” is certainly a unique story, but it doesn’t really grab me. “The Sealed Angel” is certainly fascinating, but more as a docudrama then as a story. “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk” is probably the strongest story over-all, but I’m not sure how well the allusion holds. “Pamphalon the Entertainer” would be the best story …