35 Perfect Examples of the Art of the Short Story


The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov, Vladimir Nabokov

We don’t talk enough about Nabokov’s short fiction because we’re so busy discussing his novels (namely, Lolita). That’s a shame, because he created fantastic short stories like “An Affair of Honor,” which showcased Nabokov’s dark sense of humor and ability to condense plots that would take a lesser writer hundreds of pages to flesh out.