December 28th, 2001


The Realm of Fiction: 61 short stories

Finally finished! What an odd assortment of writers! Ivan Turgenev, Fyodor Dostoevesky, Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, E.T.A. Hoffman, Prosper Merimee, Giovanni Verga, Guy de Maupassant, Wilkie Collins, Thomas Hardy, Arnold Bennett, Rudyard, Kipling, H.G. Wells, Oscar Wilde, Joseph Conrad, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allen Poe, Bret Harte, Ambrose Bierce, Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, Frank Norris, Arcadii Averchenko, Isaac Babel, Valentin Katayev, Thomas Mann, Herman Hesse, Franz Kafka, Karel Capek, Strates Myriveles, Jean-Paul Sartre, James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, Katherine Mansfield, E.M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Bowen, Graham Greene, Frank O' Connor, Henry James, O. Henry, Sherwood Anderson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Katherine Anne Porter, James T. Farrell, Kay Boyle, Jose Vasconcelos, Jorge Luis Borges, Shirley Jackson, Bernard Malamud, Flannery O' Connor, Isaac Rosenfeld, R.V. Cassill, Tommaso Landolfi, Ted Hughes, James B. Hall, Wolfgang Hildesheimer, Alain Robbe-Grillet, and Samuel Beckett.

It's like a list of required reading for an advanced English course. I really enjoyed some of the stories, but not all of them. This is another book that I should have read at home, not at work. Oh well...

Just got off the phone with Sarah. She is finished packing, and going to bed shortly. I hope she makes all of her connections without any problems. I will be seeing her tomorrow night, if all goes well. Yay!

no Sarah

The snowfall in Buffalo has completely ruined our plans. She will arrive down here eventually, hopefully.


I just got off the phone with her. She is as unhappy as I am. We will be together soon, but not soon enough.



hair - cut
nails - trimmed
house - mostly clean
tea - bought

the only ingredient missing is Sarah

oh well. off to work. vacation starts at 12:15am