Dwight Gardner, blogger de Paper Cuts, sugiere regalar libros de cuentos antes que novelas en navidad. Y está pidiendo a sus lectores que le sugieran cuáles son los mejores libros de cuentos del siglo XX para ofrecer en esta navidad. Si quieren ayudarlo, aquí está el enlace. Eso sí, pide títulos originales, nada de "Lo mejor de... " o "Antología personal de..."
Dice la nota: "There are exactly seven shopping days left until Christmas. If you need to throw a few Hail-Mary passes, gift-wise, here’s an idea for you: give story collections. They are elegant – nearly as elegant as books of poems - and inexpensive and, unlike a novel, they can be read piecemeal. Your recipient can graze dreamily on your gift over the holidays, rather than being forced to sit down to a big meal that might possibly include a big overcooked (literary) turkey. A few of my favorites story collections are pictured above, in no particular order. Each has meant a lot to me over time, and I’ve read most of the stories in each more than twice. (In case any of my relatives are reading this, psst, I’m not certain I have first editions of any of them.) What are the best books of stories of the last century, anyway? Joyce’s “Dubliners”? Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find?” John Cheever’s “The Enormous Radio and Other Stories”? Hemingway’s “In Our Time”? Grace Paley’s “Enormous Changes at the Last Minute”? Jhumpa Lahiri’s “Interpreter of Maladies”? Denis Johnson’s “Jesus’ Son”?