10 Free Stories by George Saunders, Author of Tenth of December

As published in Open Culture – For writers and serious readers, George Saunders is anything but a newcomer. Saunders published his first short story with The New Yorker back in 1992, and his new stories have regularly debuted in the magazine’s Fiction section ever since. Over the years, he has gained the reputation of being […]

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Paul Kingsnorth: In The Black Chamber

‘What I know of the divine sciences & Holy Scripture, I learnt in woods and fields. I have had no other masters than the beeches & the oaks.’– St. Bernard ‘Here is life without God. Just look at it!’– George Orwell It is a long walk, or it seems like one, especially if you are […]

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The Last (Faxed) Poem of Charles Bukowski

Just imagine how this frank, fearless poet may have challenged the internet age. As posted in Open Culture                       On February 18, 1994, Charles Bukowski had a fax machine installed in his home and immediately sent his first Fax poem to his publisher: oh, forgive […]

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The Veil Top Ten: Short Horror Story Edition

Got an hour to kill? Read these stories and be afraid. By James Grainger The Veil   The Willows, Algernon Blackwood: In his rambling treatise Supernatural Horror in Literature, HP Lovecraft named Blackwood’s “The Willows” the best supernatural tale in the English language. Like all authors who dabble in literary theory, Lovecraft was making a case […]

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