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    May 04, 2009


    Jim Breslin

    I just started my own list of favorite short stories last night! I chose the same two Carver and Hemingway stories as you, but I chose O'Connor's "Good Country People." I would love to see some type of "best of" list like the Modern Library's list of best novels. I will have to read some of your other selections. Thanks!

    Diane Goettel

    Brilliant idea!

    In my first year of college my don, Lucy Rosenthal, gave me a binder full of short stories that I used in my studies over the course of that year. That collection became so important to me that, despite numerous moves and teeny apartments, I still have it.

    But, Marcel, I never thought of this as a "mixed tape" before. Brilliant! I think I know what everyone in my life is going to be getting from me this year for the holidays.


    Oh, wow, this is a great idea! If I could, I would definitely force everyone to read Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote, instead of watching the bowdlerized screen version with Audrey Hepburn (charming as it is). It's just so much better in print.

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