A Curious Singularity

No, not that kind of singularity, but another group blog:

This is a group blog dedicated to exploring the short story form. The title is taken from an article by William Boyd. In it, in distinguishing the short story from the novel, he writes of “the short story’s curious singularity of effect.” This phrase seemed to me to nicely encapsulate the power and the mystery of the short story.

We propose to discuss one short story by a different author each month on this site. By collectively working our way through a series of classic stories in this fashion, we hope to deepen our understanding and enhance our appreciation of the short story form. We begin tomorrow with Anton Chekhov’s “The Lady With the Dog.”

The members include some very smart folks whose blogs you should be reading already. So what are you waiting for?

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