‘Memoirs of a Yellow Dog’ is a story by the US short-story writer O. Henry, whose real name was William Sydney Porter (1862-1910). In this 1903 story, the yellow dog of the story’s title recounts his life, his owners, and his love for his master (and his dislike for his […]
Tag: American Literature
‘The Sea Change’ is a 1931 short story by the American writer Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961). Like a number of Hemingway’s other short stories, ‘The Sea Change’ deals elliptically with a taboo topic – here, bisexuality – through presenting (without fully explaining the back story) a conversation between a young couple […]
‘Dry September’ is a 1931 short story by the American writer William Faulkner. In the story, which takes place one hot and rainless September in the American South, a white woman accuses an African-American man of attacking her, and the white men of the town form a mob to go […]
‘Old Man at the Bridge’ is one of Ernest Hemingway’s shortest stories: short enough to be considered as perhaps more of a ‘vignette’ than a ‘story’ as such. Set during the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s, ‘Old Man at the Bridge’ is about an encounter between the story’s narrator […]
‘The Strength of God’ is a short story by the American writer Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941). The story appeared in Anderson’s 1919 collection Winesburg, Ohio and concerns a minister who finds himself entertaining lustful thoughts about a woman he accidentally sees through a window one day.