Great Stories

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  • A selection of Nelson Algren’s best short stories

    by Nelson Algren

    Nelson Algren (1909-1981), author notably of the novels Never Come Morning (1942), The Man With the Golden Arm (1949) and A Walk On the Wild Side (1956), of the essay Chicago, City on the Make (1951) and of the short-story anthology The Neon Wilderness (1947), had a special talent (...)

  • Three Grimm Brothers "Witch Tales" (1812-1815)

    by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

    The brothers Jacob Grimm (1785-1863) and Wilhelm Grimm (1786-1859), co-authors of an extremely monumental modern German-language dictionary, are first and foremost renowned in the academic circles of their homeland as two of the main founders of German philology.
    But of course among us lesser (...)

  • "In the Penal Colony" (1919) by Franz Kafka

    by Franz Kafka

    A visiting European researcher is invited by the military commander of a penal colony to witness the execution of a soldier condemned for insubordination that is to be carried out in a very special manner by a very special machine that has performed the same task very many times in the past. (...)