Begin on Readwave with Charles E. May’s three-minute memoir about falling in love with stories as a child in the 1940s. He says:
For forty years in university classrooms I tried to “infect” others with my obsession. I retired seven years ago and for the past five years, I have continued my shameless efforts by writing a blog, “Reading the Short Story,” in which I share the madness that began in that wintery little house on a mountainside in Eastern Kentucky so many years ago. I invite you to join me.
Yes, do join May, whom you may know as the author of several textbooks on the short story. This month, he’s been blogging about Alice Munro, Grace Paley, Eudora Welty, William Trevor, and other masters of the form.
Don’t you think short stories about insanity are the most memorable? Why?