THURSDAY January 26th at 7pm: An Evening with Hemingway, Tolstoi, and Saki

A squeezing of a slice of life into the narrowest of compasses
Hemingway, Tolstoi, and Saki

The desire to tell stories and to listen to them is one of the qualities inherent in all human nature, and the storyteller’s art is perhaps the oldest of all the arts in the world, and the best-loved. The short story is just the right length in a world of tumult and hurry… The essential quality of the short story is its economy. …here everything must show intensity of concentration, a squeezing of a slice of life into the narrowest of compasses… These stories, diverse as they are, share one thing in common: they all belong to a different time, and that is exactly what constitutes a classic—something recognizably dated, yet still works even after all those years. Tonight:'The Killers' by Ernest Hemingway 'God Sees The Truth, But Waits' by Leo Tolstoi 'Tobermory' by Saki (H.H. Munro)
Book: A Pocket Book of Short Stories ASIN: B002EW7AMS

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