"One of the most terrifying aspects of publishing
stories and books
is that they are going to be read, and read by strangers."
Find here a Useful Drama Map . . .
Gustav Freytag's Pyramid here ... and here ... (Vahid)
"Samuel Beckett" Imagination Dead Imagine . . . Breath . . .
Krapp's Last Tape . . . Not I . . . Waiting for Godot . . . Endgame . . . Lessness . . .
"James Joyce" Dubliners The Sisters . . . An Encounter . . .
Araby . . . Eveline . . . After the Race . . . Two Gallants . . .
The Boarding House . . . A Little Cloud . . . Counterparts . . . Clay . . .
A Painful Case . . . Ivy Day in the Committee Room . . .
A Mother . . . Grace . . . The Dead . . .
"Luigi Pirandello" Six Characters in Search of an Author . . .
"Dr. Lewis Heniford" Shrew You . . . (.pdf)
An Odious Damned Lie . . . (.pdf)
"Vladimir Nabokov" Lolita (Full Text) . . . Signs and Symbols . . .
Lecture on Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" . . . Metamorphosis (1st page revised) . . .
"Eugene O'Neill" The Lay of the Singer's Fall . . .
"Herman Melville" Billy Bud . . .
"Jean Paul Sartre" No Exit . . .
"Edwin Arlington Robinson" Richard Cory . . .
"Ernest Hemingway" Cat in the Rain . . .
"George Orwell" Animal Farm . . .
"Nathaniel Hawthorne" Young Goodman Brown . . .
The Ambitious Guest . . .
"Franz Kafka" Before the Law . . . The Hunter Gracchus . . .
A Hunger Artist . . . Metamorphosis . . .
"Stephen Crane" The Upturned Face . . . The Men in The Storm . . .
The Bride . . . The Open Boat . . .
"e.e. cummings" Misanthropic Moods . . .
"Thomas Hardy" Hap . . .
An Imaginative Woman . . .
"Ring Lardner" Haircut . . . Harmony . . .
"Federico Garcia Lorca" Blood Wedding . . . (coming soon)
"August Strindberg" The Father . . . Countess Julie . . .
The Outlaw . . . The Stronger . . .
"Henrik Ibsen" A Doll's House . . .
"Oscar Wilde" Salome . . . The Happy Prince . . .
The Nightingale and the Rose . . .
"Eugene Ionesco" The Lesson . . . (coming soon)
"Anton Chekov" Stories . . . The Three Sisters . . .
The Anniversary . . . The Bear . . . The Cherry Orchard . . . On the High Road . . .
The Proposal . . . A Tragedian In Spite of Himself . . . The Wedding . . .
"Kate Chopin" The Story of an Hour . . .
At the 'Cadian Ball . . . Regret . . .
"Guy de Maupassant" The Necklace . . .
"Francis Bacon" Complete Essays . . .
"When the shadow of the sash appeared on the curtains it was between seven and eight o'clock and then I was in time again, hearing the watch. It was Grandfather's and when Father gave it to me he said I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire; it's rather excruciating-ly apt that you will use it to gain the reducto absurdum of all human experience which can fit your individual needs no better than it fitted his or his father's. I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all your breath trying to conquer it. Because no battle is ever won he said. They are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his own folly and despair, and victory is an illusion of philosophers and fools. "-from William Faulkner's "The Sound and The Fury"
"The fish trap exists because of the fish. Once you've gotten the fish you can forget the trap. The rabbit snare exists because of the rabbit. Once you've gotten the rabbit, you can forget the snare. Words exist because of meaning. Once you've gotten the meaning, you can forget the words. Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can talk with him?"
- Chuang Tzu