35 Perfect Examples of the Art of the Short Story

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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.