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What are your favourite short stories, /b/?

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 No.7709[D][DF]

>>7708
cats of ulthar is very good. Ulthar (and its cats) also appear in The Dream of Unknown-Kadath. Not a short story, but I can't recommend it enough.
A short story I like a lot is Dream of the Ridiculous Man by Fyodor Dostoevsky. It's transcendent. It is bleak yet hopeful, beautiful yet carnally disturbing. There's also a cool animation by the one and only Aleksandr Petrov, who did The Old Man and the Sea. Breathtaking paint-on-glass animation that perfectly captures the rough, dreamlike texture of the original story.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIr7cs6eEAs

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>>7708
Haven't read anything by Lovecraft in a while, probably will make up for it today.
>>7709
Oh, I like it quite a lot too, probably one of my favourite works by Dostoyevsky. I really enjoyed "ascending" of the narrative, both thematically and stylistically. Even the sentimental parts that Dostoyevsky usually overuses fit in naturually here. The way Dostoyevsky upholds the dreamy atmosphere throughout the whole story is astounding, too. The only thing that slightly worsened my impression was the part when the narrator talked about the fall of the society from his dream. In my opinion Dostoyevsky sort of besmirched it by making it a bit too detailised and drawing too obvious parallels with the society of our own. Being so trivially reality-driven, I think it made the narrative drop its trascedentness there for a moment. But otherwise the story is really great. I also enjoyed the cartoon you've linked, shame I hadn't known about it earlier.

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https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/basis/everyman.asp
a wonderful short morality play called The Somonyng of Everyman.
https://www.fadedpage.com/books/20170449/html.php
a si-fi thriller called think blue, count two

 No.7721[D][DF]

>>7696
Father Sergius (but it's a novella)

 No.7722[D][DF]

>>7696
The Lottery In Babylon

 No.7725[D][DF]

I haven't read too many but some that I liked are:
The Immortal by Borges (from "The Aleph")
Terminus by Lem (from " Tales of Pirx the Pilot")
A Grain of Truth by Sapkowski (from "The Last Wish")

 No.7727[D][DF]

A fren of mine showed me Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang. It's a sci-fi story that relates to linguistics.

 No.7752[D][DF]

>>7696
Gogol's "The Nose". A favourite of mine.

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>>7752
tbdesu I have fucking hated Gogol since I was middle school
what is it that people find so attractive in his works?

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>>7696
The Watcher by Robert Benson. I read it in an old ghost story book I stole from the school library (don't tell)

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>>7851
that image looks like its from that wikipedia album cover thread



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