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    Books to sharpen close reading skills

    Hello,

    Pretty often when I end reading a literary short story such as D. H. Lawrence's "Rocking-Horse Winner" or Bernard Malamud's "The Silver Crown", I wonder what happened. Ever felt like that? I am lost and the short stories often look like puzzles to me. I have many questions but often find no answers. Can you help me by introducing some great books on close reading skills of short stories?

    Thanks in advance.
    Farshad

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingicarus View Post
    Hello,

    Pretty often when I end reading a literary short story such as D. H. Lawrence's "Rocking-Horse Winner" or Bernard Malamud's "The Silver Crown", I wonder what happened. Ever felt like that? I am lost and the short stories often look like puzzles to me. I have many questions but often find no answers. Can you help me by introducing some great books on close reading skills of short stories?

    Thanks in advance.
    Farshad

    Read A Clockwork Orange. It will sharpen your reading skills.

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    Check out Moby-Dick, Paradise Lost, The Scarlet Letter, James Joyce’s Dubliners

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    I would read tests for that.

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