Happy Short Story Month

May is Short Story Month so why not celebrate by reading some classic short fiction. Here’s a list of short story collections worth visiting this month, or any time.

James Baldwin’s Going to Meet the Man

J. G. Ballard’s The Complete Stories 

John Barth’s Lost in the Funhouse 

Donald Barthelme’s Sixty Stories; Forty Stories ; and Flying to America:

Jorge Luis Borges’s Collected Fictions 

Ray Bradbury Stories

Octavia Butler’s Bloodchild and Other Stories

Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities

Leonora Carrington’s The Complete Stories 

Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber 

Raymond Carver’s What We Talk About When We Talk About Love; and Cathedral 

John Cheever’s The Stories of John Cheever

Julio Cortázar’s Blow-Up and Other Stories

Lydia Davis’s The Collected Stories 

Samuel Delany’s Driftglass/StarshardsAye, and Gomorrah, and Other Stories (Vintage); Tales of Nevèrÿon; and Atlantis: Three Tales

Don DeLillo’s The Angel Esmeralda

Stanley Elkin’s Searches and Seizures

William H. Gass’s In the Heart of the Heart of the Country

Zora Neale Hurston’s Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick

James Joyce’s Dubliners

Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis and Other Stories

Ursula K. Le Guin The Unreal and the Real

Sam Lipsyte’s Venus Drive

Clarice Lispector’s Complete Stories 

Rick Moody’s The Ring of Brightest Angels Around Heaven

Ottessa Mosfegh’s Homesick for Another World

Vladimir Nabokov’s Collected Stories

Flannery O’Connor’s The Complete Stories

Cynthia Ozick’s Collected Stories

Grace Paley’s The Collected Stories 

Salman Rushdie’s East, West

J.D. Salinger Nine Stories

George Saunders’s CivilWarLand in Bad Decline; PastoraliaIn Persuasion Nation (Riverhead Books); and Tenth of December

Bruno Schulz’s The Street of Crocodilles

Theodore Sturgeon’s The Complete Stories, Vol. 1

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