Vulpes Libris

A collective of bibliophiles talking about books. Book Fox (vulpes libris): small bibliovorous mammal of overactive imagination and uncommonly large bookshop expenses. Habitat: anywhere the rustle of pages can be heard.

Coming Up-Short Story Week #2

Former Book Fox Rosy was always saying how short stories are an under appreciated literary form, so with that thought, we decided to spotlight them in what I hope will become an annual tradition. I was ready to trumpet this week as the kickoff, but discovered that Founder Fox Leena had already led us through the very first short story week way back in the summer of 2008. So this will actually be the second time we’ve focused on this theme. There’s quite a variety in our scheduled posts, plus there will be a little tidbit at some point during the week, so keep an eye out for that.

Monday- Kate reads the extreme but happy weirdness of Karen Russell.

Tuesday- Jackie muses on the appeal of Saki’s work.

Wednesday- Kirsty D revisits some old friends in Margaret Atwood’s Stone Mattress.

Thursday- Simon joins the 1924 Club with Katherine Mansfield’s posthumous collection.

Friday- Hilary wonders where Bibliomysteries have been all her life, as she devours Death Sentences, edited by Otto Prenzler.

Short story graphic found on various websites, including Curry Mallet .

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  • (The header image is from Aesop's Fables, illustrated by Francis Barlow (1666), and appears courtesy of the Digital and Multimedia Center at the Michigan State University Libraries.)
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