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Interpreter of maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Interpreter of maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri is elegant, beautifully written and there are plenty of literary tropes to discuss, including character arcs and the role of third-person narration.

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Cathedral by Raymond Carver

Combining a mastery of structure and pace with a telling and uniquely strong voice and texture, ‘Cathedral’ has become a staple of creative writing and English literature syllabuses.

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Rondine al nino by Claire Vaye Watkins

Rondine al nino is a chilling account of two young girls who find themselves in over their heads, and the ensuing aftermath

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Sonny’s blues by James Baldwin

‘Sonny’s Blues’ is a key part of Baldwin’s canon, written at the height of his literary prowess, just one year before his masterpiece Giovanni’s Room. The story demonstrates many of the writing skills that Baldwin is known for, notably his ability to weave complex issues into beautifully simple stories that, at their heart, dive straight to the core of the human condition.

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Hills like white elephants by Ernest Hemingway

Devastatingly compact, pithy and the epitome of the American author’s iceberg theory, Hills like white elephants is one of Ernest Hemingway’s most well-known and celebrated pieces of short fiction.

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