Both my friend Jesper and I recently read a very interesting list....The Top Ten Short Stories of All Time. Click on Mr. Salinger to go to the link where this list was found. We both felt the list was.... well, INCOMPLETE. There were authors that we agreed should be on the list, but were not necessarily in agreement with the story's writers about the particular short stories they chose from these authors. And then we both had to admit that there were authors/stories we had NEVER heard of. So being the good literary nerds we are, we are both in the progress of looking up these unknown literary works of art to find out if we can support their placement on the list.
However there are several authors and several stories that we both feel MUST be on the list.
In fact we agreed when we get together IN THREE WEEKS (at my kitchen table here in Herning... this is a big deal because Jesper lives in Florida!) that we will work on the "Jesper & Kelli Recommendations of the World's Best Short Stories" list. However before we meet and create OUR VERY COMPLETE and I am sure VERY PERFECT list, I wanted to hear from you....
So what is your favorite short story (in English literature)? Time period does not matter... but if you were going to buy a new "Collection of BEST Short Stories" book at Barnes and Noble, what is THE story that you feel MUST be in there??? You can click on Ernest to see one of my all-time favorites... and one that you can be SURE will be on my half of the "Jesper/Kelli List"!