We have a thread to comment finished books, which mostly consists in novels; there is also a thread for Poetry, where we can actually post the poems we enjoy.
Then I thought we should have one about short stories. It happens that sometimes we come across just one short story of certain author, in the internet, a magazine, an anthology. Or simply we decide to re-read just that short story.
The deal here would be to list the short stories we read, and if they're short enough post it here or the link.
Hope you like this idea guys.
I'll start with a couple of short stories I read this week.
Jorge Luis Borges - The South (El Sur) re-read
What can I say about Borges. For me one of the top three short story teller of all time. This story contained in the Fictions volume deals with the topics of death and will, taking fate in our hands to the last minute. Amazing piece of fiction with a delightful style.
Franz Kafka - Josephine the Singer, or the Mouse Folk
A cryptic story of a female mouse who is a singer in a population of mice that are not able to fully appreciate art themselves. However she is totally sure of her gift and thinks she is a great singer although the narrator tells us that she squeals equally than the rest of mice. At the beggining I thought it was an allegory of god, later I thought government. Then I read it was all about human voice at the time Kafka was losing it due to illness.
Someone else's interpretaion would be great to help out.