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Posted June 27, 2012
For a teacher who wants short selections of "masterpiece" short stories for high schools students, this one is a real winner. All the elements of the short story (fiction, in general) can be taught with these quick reads. For years i have been using the stories from this small volume to hook my students on characterization, theme, tone. I highly recommend.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 29, 2003
This work has many little treasures in it, and is a wonderful book for carrying with you to places where you know you might have five or ten minutes to read, places like the waiting room of the dentist's office. Yet I believe that what this format does show, these one or two page short- works , is that the limited space does limit the power of the literature. I wonder why it is lyric poetry can in a much more condensed space evoke much stronger feeling than the short short story can. Perhaps I am wrong but I often had the feeling after reading these little gems of less than full satisfaction. Nonetheless a highly recommended and enjoyable work.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 25, 2008
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