I thought it was going to be tough this time around. For the Deal Me In Short Story Challenge this week I drew an essay by George Orwell called “Raffles and Miss Blandish” and a short story by Henry James called “The Next Time.” Orwell’s piece is a critique of the detective story circa 1940. In it he compares No Orchids for Miss Blandish by … Continue reading George Orwell as James’s Literary Critic: a Deal Me In Short Story Challenge.
This one was hard. For the Deal Me In Short Story Challenge, I’ve been drawing two cards for two stories and then trying to find a link between the two. It’s been fun, and relatively easy, up to now. John Hersey’s “The Wedding Dress” from his collection Key West and Henry James’s “John Delavoy” from the Penguin Anthology The Figure in the Carpet. So far … Continue reading Henry James Goes to Key West – A Deal Me In Short Story Challenge Post
To make the Deal Me In Short Story Challenge a little more challenging I’ve been drawing two cards at once and trying to come up with a way to connect the stories. The Deal Me In Short Story Challenge asks participants to assign one short story to each card in a deck and to draw a card at random on a weekly basis. (I’ve also … Continue reading Tobias Wolff Goes to Key West – A Deal Me In Short Story Challenge