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View Poll Results: Short Stories Run-Off June 2012 • The MR Literary Club
The Metamorphosis, In the Penal Colony, and Other Stories by Franz Kafka 3 23.08%
My Old Man by Ernest Hemingway 6 46.15%
Fifty-One Tales by Lord Dunsany 4 30.77%
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:09 PM   #1
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Short Stories Run-Off June 2012 • The MR Literary Club

Help us choose the June 2012 selection to read for the MR Literary Club! The run-off poll will be open for one day.

In the event of a tie, the tie will be resolved in favour of the selection that received all of its initial nominations first.

Note - Our timeline is changing slightly and next month's nominations will begin on JULY 1ST.


Select from the following works:


The Metamorphosis, In the Penal Colony, and Other Stories by Franz Kafka
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A collection of almost all short to medium length works

My Old Man by Ernest Hemingway
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Fifty-One Tales by Lord Dunsany
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This collection shows Dunsany (Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany) to be a master of the short story from pure fantasy to commentary on the human spirit and society.
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:23 PM   #2
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I'm going to stick with Lord Dunsany.
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:34 PM   #3
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I'm sticking with Hemingway!
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:56 PM   #4
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I'm sticking with Hemingway!
Me too! I hope we don't end up with another tie again like last month.
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:46 PM   #5
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I stuck with Kafka because I respected The Metamorphosis when I read it at university and I haven't read anything else he's written.

However, to be honest, all three options sound pretty interesting to me. I've never bothered with Dunsany, but this might be a good intro to his writing and I can't see how you could go wrong with Hemmingway.

So it looks like even if I lose, I win.
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Same here!
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eventually I went with Hemingway, as I had a bad experience with him as a teenager, and haven't read him since them - and possibly won't for a while more without the commitment of the club!
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Me too! I hope we don't end up with another tie again like last month.
I guess that there is a perverse side to me as part of me was rooting for a record setting four way tie going into this runoff.

I chose to stay with my original choice of Dunsany. The only reason to vote for any other would be if there was one selection I did not want to win. In this case though all are good.
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I'm going to wait to read My Old Man till a day or two before the discussion begins.

When will that be?
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I decided to purchase The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway : The Finca Vigia Edition published by Simon & Schuster in the US. It includes "The First Fourty-Nine" plus 21 other stories. Finca Vigia (Lookout Farm) was his home in San Francisco de Paula, Cuba where he lived on and off for 2 decades. It has a very short foreword by his sons. Wikipedia has a great synopsis about this collection.

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I'm going to wait to read My Old Man till a day or two before the discussion begins.

When will that be?
The discussion will begin on the first of the next month (and will be the last time doing so), so July 1st.

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GeorgeH kindly uploaded My Old Man to the MR library, for anyone in +50 countries to read.

Perhaps a moderator could edit in the links for the downloads to the first post of this thread?
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GeorgeH kindly uploaded My Old Man to the MR library, for anyone in +50 countries to read.

Perhaps a moderator could edit in the links for the downloads to the first post of this thread?
The person to ask this of would be the OP—sun surfer.
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I see that the EPUB of the first 49 short stories (which include My Old Man) has been added today to the MR Library - heartfelt thanks to all those selfless souls who ad well formatted books
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I see that the EPUB of the first 49 short stories (which include My Old Man) has been added today to the MR Library - heartfelt thanks to all those selfless souls who ad well formatted books
These are great, thanks! I think most everyone interested will also be reading these posts too and see the links.
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