World Fiction

This is a working list of possible readings.  The first short stories come from countries of our sister schools.  Some stories, you notice, have links to an electronic copy (updated 04 August 2014).


“The Guest” by Albert Camus (France)

“The Ultimate Safari” Nadine Gordimer (South Africa)

“In a Grove” by Ryunosuke Akutagawa (Japan)

“Streetcorner Man” Jorge Luis Borges (Argentina, 1933)

“The Story of Rosendo Juarez” by Jorge Luis Borges (Argentina, 1967)

“The Metamorphosis” Franz Kafka (Austria/Hungary, Germany)

“The Grasshopper and the Bell Cricket” Kawabata (Japan)

“The Handsomest Drowned Man” & “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” Garcia-Marquez (Colombia)

“The Sacrificial Egg” & “Marriage is a Private Affair” Achebe (Nigeria)

“The Toy Dog” & “The Kiss” Chekhov (Russia)

“The Man Who Would Be King” & “Rikki Tikki Tavi” Kipling (England)

“The Shadow” Hans Christian Anderson (Denmark)

“War” Pirandello (Italy)

Lin Yutang (China)

“Hills Like White Elephants” & “Snows of Kilamanjaro” Hemingway (America)

“Mr. Green” Butler (US)*


LONG FICTION (cf. International competitions–e.g., Booker Prize)

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Edwidge Dandicat (Haiti)

Jhumpa Lahiri (India, America)

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