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Lady with the lapdog by Anton Chekhov

My notes here

The Kiss
by Anton Chekhov

The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol 

The Thief by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy

The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe

The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

The Queen of Spades by Alexander Pushkin

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

The Gift of the Magi by O Henry

War by Luigi Pirandello

Twenty-Six Men and a Girl by Maxim Gorky

Death in Venice by Thomas Mann

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

The Rocking Horse Winner by D. H. Lawrence

The Prussian Officer by D. H. Lawrence

Araby by James Joyce

The Dead by James Joyce

Eveline by James Joyce

A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

Babylon Revisited by F Scott Fitzgerald

The Jay by Yasunari Kawabata

In Dreams Begin Responsibilities by Delmore Schwartz

Guests of the Nation by Frank O’Connor

My Oedipus Complex by Frank O’Connor

The Basement Room by Graham Greene

The Wall by Jean Paul Sartre

The Killers by Ernest Hemingway

Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway

Symbols and Signs by Vladimir Nabokov

Sounds by Vladimir Nabokov

That in Aleppo Once … by Vladimir Nabokov

Blind Love by VS Pritchett

The Eye by Paul Bowles

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

The Bracelet by Yoshiko Uchida

The Adventure of a Poet by Italo Calvino

Fountains in the Room by Yukio Mishima

A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel Garcia Marquez


A Perfect Day for Banana Fish by JD Salinger

For Esme with Love & Squalor by JD Salinger

The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas by Ursula Le Guin

Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been by Joyce Carol Oates

by Jorge Luis Borges

Shakespeare’s Memory by Jorge Luis Borges

The Country Husband by John Cheever

The Swimmer by John Cheever

Good Country People by Flannery O’Connor

A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor

Axis by Alice Munro

The Bear Came Over the Mountain by Alice Munro

Cathedral by Raymond Carver

Eisenheim the Illusionist by Steven Millhauser

A Visit by Steven Millhauser

Bullet in the Brain by Tobias Wolff

The Guest by Albert Camus

26 Monkeys, Also The Abyss by Kij Johnson

The Dinner Party by Joshua Ferris

Experience by Tessa Hadley

Still Here by Anna Krein


A Conversation With My Father by Grace Paley

A Silver Dish by Saul Bellow

Janus by Ann Beattie

Death of a Travelling Salesman by Eudora Welty

Pigeon Feathers by John Updike

Happy Endings by Margaret Attwood

The Balloon by Donald Barthelme

The Use of Force by William Carlos Williams

The Soul is Not a Smithy by David Foster Wallace

All That by David Foster Wallace

Octet by David Foster Wallace

Bliss by Katherine Mansfield 

Girl by Jamaica Kincaid

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

The Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich

The Piano Tuner’s Wives by William Trevor

A Day by William Trevor

How to Talk to your Mother by Lorrie Moore

Terrific Mother by Lorrie Moore

People Like That Are the Only People Here by Lorrie Moore

The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick

Car Crash While Hitchhiking by Denis Johnson

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Train by Joy Williams

Brownies by ZZ Packer

Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx 

Isabelle by George Saunders

Semplica Girl Diaries by George Saunders

Reading Chekhov by David Means

Baader-Meinhof by Don DeLillo

What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank by Nathan Englander

Creative Writing by Etger Keret

Singapore Writers

Cardiff by Stephanie Ye

The Finger by Jon Gresham

The Tiger of 142B by Dave Chua

Why Do Chinese People Have Slanted Eyes by Amanda Lee Koe

Last Night I Dreamt That Harry Was In Love With Me by Amanda Lee Koe

Fits and Starts by Yu-Mei Balasingamchow

Sophia’s Party by Jeremy Tiang

Sophia’s Honeymoon by JeremyTiang

The Letter by Cyril Wong

Tahar by Yeow Kai Chai

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Hanging by Alfian Bin Sa'at

Four Women by Alfian Sa’at

Bugis by Alfian Sa’at

Fifteen by Tania de Rozario

A Day in the Death by Sara Adam Ang

The Building by Verena Tay

Two Among Many by Philip Holden