Quote #0 : Gloomy and abrupt

An interesting take on why “no one reads short stories” by Will Boast on the Paris Review website :

“What do we expect? Over a century plus of constant refinement, the short story has become a rarified form—gloomy and abrupt almost by default. Often, short stories take on the rather bracing emotional task of looking at a life and asking, Where exactly did it all go wrong? I love the form dearly, but I’ve never wondered why readers don’t flock.”


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