A short story has always been a popular form of writing with millions of fans worldwide. However, it is a form of art that requires a particular minds
A short story has always been a popular form of writing with millions of fans worldwide. However, it is a form of art that requires a particular mindset as it is often difficult to express powerful ideas in short stories. There are many good writers out there who still excel in writing short stories, but the list here pays attention to the best of the best. Let’s see!
Edgar Allan Poe
The gloom and dread are in abundance in Poe’s short stories and it’s probably the fact that makes him one of the best short stories writer ever. Some of his most known works are The Cask of Amontillado, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Black Cat, The Masque of the Red Death, and others.
Although he died very young and did not manage to finish some of his capital works, Kafka left solid body of short stories after his death. They can simply be described as Kafkaesque. The fact that his style created an adjective that’s used in everyday life is evidence strong enough to name him one of the best short stories writers ever.
Chekov did not live long but managed to leave behind a lot of short stories, all of which express both ordinary and strange human behavior. He succeeded in being a big influence not only on the Russian literature but also on the world literature by incorporating new, innovative approaches to book writing. Some of his work includes The Chameleon, About Love, Gooseberries, The Death of a Government Clerk…
Although known worldwide for his books called Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, Twain also wrote a good deal of short stories which were rated superb by numerous critics. If you are familiar with the nature of the Twain’s character, you could tell that his stories are more or less the same – sometimes witty and easy and sometimes painfully honest. Some of his finest work includes The War Prayer, The Million Pound Bank Notice, Luck, Ghost Story, A Dog’s Tale…
Wilde wrote a wide variety of themes when it comes to his short stories but his unique writing style characterized by gothic suspense can be felt in his entire work. One of his most notable short story collections is called The Happy Prince and Other Tales. Some of that tales are (apart from The Happy Prince) The Nightingale and the Rose, The Selfish Giant, The Devoted Friend, and The Remarkable Rocket.
Hemingway’s short stories are just like his other writings – short, strong, and on point. He wrote about his way of life, so these stories are on-spot recordings of his adventures and thoughts. Some of the famous short stories written by Hemingway are Hills Like White Elephants, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, The Killers, Cat in the Rain, and others.