This has mostly been floating around Instagram, so I thought I’d do it as a recommendation post. I love short story compilations so I figured I’d limit my choices to those.
Something Old: Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Published in 1922, it’s pretty old, but not entirely outdated. The stories that I didn’t like, I hated. But those that were better, I adored. I’ve noticed a lot of people, who didn’t particularly love The Great Gatsby, tend to like his short stories. They’re representative of his time. Quick, musical, but slightly morose underneath. He definitely mastered the art of short stories that have a slight level of unbelievability to them. The copy I had, had some stories that are typically included in Flappers & Philosophers, such as two of my favorites, “The Cut-Glass Bowl” & “Bernice Bobs Her Hair.” However, I loved “May Day” & “The Lees of Happiness,” which are typically in this collection. I didn’t enjoy “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” as so many others seem to. But the movie was great!