Modern Short Stories I ePUB ↠ Modern Short PDF or

Modern Short Stories I ePUB ↠ Modern Short  PDF or
  • Paperback
  • 219 pages
  • Modern Short Stories I
  • Jim Hunter
  • English
  • 23 July 2019
  • 0571087442

Modern Short Stories I❮BOOKS❯ ✯ Modern Short Stories I ⚡ Author Jim Hunter – Essayreview.co.uk This collection is a companion to the long established and highly successful Modern Short Stories One and its essential aims are the same to offer stories of high literary quality which, though writte This collection is a companion to the long established and highly successful Modern Short Stories One and its essential aims are the same to offer stories of high literary quality which, though written for adults, can be enjoyed and appreciated by adolescents The fifteen stories included are by distinguished writers from Africa, America, Australia, India, Ireland, Modern Short PDF or Italy and Great Britain and within their artistic context several of them deal with the special personal and social concerns of society todayThe collection includes stories by the likes of Dorothy Parker, Maeve Binchy, Garrison Keillor, Peter Carey, Flannery O Connor and Nadine Gordimer.


About the Author: Jim Hunter

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10 thoughts on “Modern Short Stories I

  1. says:

    This is a mixed bunch.First, the contents, since the book description doesn t include it, and the book is incorrectly merged with other volumes that include stories not in this book The Peaches Dylan Thomas The Wedge Tailed Eagle Geoffrey Dutton Her First Ball Katherine Mansfield Ha penny Alan Paton The Rain Horse Ted Hughes The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty James Thurber The Road James Hanley Growing Up Joyce Cary Lie Thee Down, Oddity T.F Powys Samphire Patrick O Brian Tickets, Pleas This is a mixed bunch.First, the contents, since the book description doesn t include it, and the book is incorrectly merged with other volumes that include stories not in this book The Peaches Dylan Thomas The Wedge Tailed Eagle Geoffrey Dutton Her First Ball Katherine Mansfield Ha penny Alan Paton The Rain Horse Ted Hughes The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty James Thurber The Road James Hanley Growing Up Joyce Cary Lie Thee Down, Oddity T.F Powys Samphire Patrick O Brian Tickets, Please D.H Lawrence Indian Camp Ernest Hemingway The Ice Palace F Scott Fitzgerald Go Down, Moses William Faulkner The Wharf Walter de la Mare My first opinions of each story, in order.Dylan Thomas The Peaches A story of a horrible boy who destroys any sympathy I ve always thought Dylan Thomas was over rated in terms of fiction and poetry, as well as appearing to be a deeply unpleasant person.Geoffrey Dutton The Wedge Tailed Eagle A story about dickhead air force pilots and sheep farmers The apology is too little, too late.Katherine Mansfield Her First Ball It captures a mix of feelings and observations It reminds me of a tip for authors don t give a lot of the characters similar names, it s confusing at the start.Ha penny Alan Paton This just fell a bit flat for me.Ted Hughes, The Rain Horse Beautiful description of the scene and the natural environment.Unfortunately, the main character was unsympathetic and dragged the story into the mud.The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty James Thurber Obviously a classic in its structure and premise, though the idea has been so over used in recent years that it is hard to read it with a fresh eye now.The Road James Hanley This didn t grip me, it was too aloof Yes, that fits the shell shocked theme, but it doesn t make the fiction satisfying to read Growing Up Joyce Cary This appealed to me with its hint of Lord of the Flies, or The Children an excellent 2008 British horror film It was hard to identify with the characters, though.Lie Thee Down, Oddity T.F Powys Too quirky for me, with a bizarre main character who isa cypher than a person His obsession with taming nature is too nobbish for me to identify with.Samphire Patrick O Brian I enjoyed this in the way it captures a scene and an emptiness without needing to overstate things It stuck in my mind.Tickets, Please D.H Lawrence Once it got going I had to read on to find out what would happen it was interesting that identification with the character occurred while the view was presented from a distance This worked well.Indian Camp Ernest Hemingway I m not sure what to say about this The writing was effective, but it never satisfied me,like a snapshot than something complete.The Ice Palace F Scott Fitzgerald Although I liked some of this, it felt overlong, and that s always a bad sign If it had beenconcise I d have liked it .Go Down, Moses William Faulkner Nothing about this captivated me Like Hemingway s story, this felt incomplete and distant.The Wharf Walter de la Mare At the start I thought I d hate this because of the over wrought tone, but it captured me and sucked me in, and as it becameunderstated it made an even stronger connection of sympathy Like The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, but with a happier ending TL DR summary of the ones I recommend from this collection.The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty James Thurber Growing Up Joyce Cary Samphire Patrick O Brian Tickets, Please D.H Lawrence The Wharf Walter de la Mare

  2. says:

    I ve had this book on my shelf for a long time It has a stamp inside that says it s from a school that I did not attend so I think I must have picked it up from a car boot sale The short stories are all by well established authors and, judging from the notes at the end of each story, I think they are supposed to inspire you to readby the same author It didn t work for me The stories are now very dated and pretty miserable I was not inspired to go running forbooks by these author I ve had this book on my shelf for a long time It has a stamp inside that says it s from a school that I did not attend so I think I must have picked it up from a car boot sale The short stories are all by well established authors and, judging from the notes at the end of each story, I think they are supposed to inspire you to readby the same author It didn t work for me The stories are now very dated and pretty miserable I was not inspired to go running forbooks by these authors so it s good that I had already read many of the works of F Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and a few others because I would not have read them if I d been judging them by these stories

  3. says:

    This is one of the best collections of short stories I ve ever read Particular attention to Lie Thee Down, Oddity how this is notwell known I do not know It is a very interesting story The Rain Horse has the most perfect scenic description so good that you are transported to the field on that day almost completely So many good stories that will stay with me a lifetime Highly recommend.

  4. says:

    A great selection of short stories.

  5. says:

    This book of short stories took me over a year to read Because these were stand alone short stories I didn t need to rush through this book However I did want to complete it this year,Reading short stories was a good change Made me realise yet somethe power of words And how even a short story can pack a punch And how good usage of words can carry a story.Most of the stories here were well written and great to read I liked the commentary of each story Got one looking out for themes This book of short stories took me over a year to read Because these were stand alone short stories I didn t need to rush through this book However I did want to complete it this year,Reading short stories was a good change Made me realise yet somethe power of words And how even a short story can pack a punch And how good usage of words can carry a story.Most of the stories here were well written and great to read I liked the commentary of each story Got one looking out for themes and writing techniques.I conclude with the concluding commentary line which sends us most grateful, most appreciative, back to life, and this is literature s highest function totally agreed

  6. says:

    Many stories were laborious to read through The wordiness often got in the way of my attention And they aren t as meaningful as the classics in the 1800 s I could read those better.Theenjoyable ones The Wedge Tailed Eagle Geoffrey DuttonHer First Ball Katherine MansfieldHa penny Alan PatonGrowing Up Joyce CaryThe Wharf Walter de la Mare Of all the stories in this book this is the one which sends us most grateful, most appreciative, back to life and this is literature s hig Many stories were laborious to read through The wordiness often got in the way of my attention And they aren t as meaningful as the classics in the 1800 s I could read those better.Theenjoyable ones The Wedge Tailed Eagle Geoffrey DuttonHer First Ball Katherine MansfieldHa penny Alan PatonGrowing Up Joyce CaryThe Wharf Walter de la Mare Of all the stories in this book this is the one which sends us most grateful, most appreciative, back to life and this is literature s highest function

  7. says:

    Technically, I already read this book when I was in high school, though I highly doubt I actually read any of it.There were some stories I loved, some I hated and some I didn t really care about, so this gets three stars from me.

  8. says:

    I read this at school and remember particularly liking Geoffrey Dutton and Ted Hughes I need to re read it.

  9. says:

    Very nice reading, nothing extraordinary but good enough.

  10. says:

    Modern Short Stories Bk 1 by Jim Hunter 1974

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