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“The Sisters” by James Joyce

This is the first of fifteen short stories in James Joyce’s collection Dubliners.  (It’s not “The” Dubliners,  just Dubliners.) The first line:  “There was no hope for him this time: it was his third stroke.” That’s Joyce for you—-off and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Happy Families Are All Alike by Peter Taylor

“Undisputed master of the short story form.” says Anne Tyler. “He comes as close as an American writer can to rivaling Chekhov.” says The New York Times. Happy Families Are All Alike, the title, is of course mocking Tolstoy’s opening … Continue reading

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