Best Short Stories from The Saturday Evening Post 2016

The easiest brief tales from The Saturday night submit nice American Fiction Contest 2016 gains 31 new must-read tales, together with Celeste McMaster's dizzying portrait of Zelda Fitzgerald, "Zelda, Burning," the 2016 profitable story.

Past contest winner N. West Moss ("Omeer's Mangoes," most sensible tales 2015), introduces this exciting choice of characters who race via Alexandria, Virginia, on bicycle; vie for a moment likelihood in a online game exhibit with loss of life; and make a house in 20th-century ny urban.

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The state of European and American philosophy, as he observed it, strengthened his historical pessimism. Philoso­ phers, behaving like the fox who pronounced the grapes sour because they were too high, were engaged in explaining away metaphysics as a semantic misunderstanding. Wasn't this a sign foreboding the end of the search for "unattainable absolute truth"? " The fable of the fox applied not only to the neo-positivists. Wit­ kiewicz raged against Bergson: "intuition" was indeed a meager substitute for striving toward clear cognition.

He fought as an infantry officer in an elite tsarist regiment, was 32 Stanisiaw Ignacy W itkiew icz: A W riter fo r Today? 33 decorated for bravery with the highest Russian distinction (the order of St. Anne) and probably was loved by his soldiers, for at the outbreak of the Revolution they elected him a commissar. We know little, however, of this or of any other wartime inci­ dents. He did not like to talk about them except for a casual re­ mark in a conversation with a friend, for example that counting the minutes before an attack is one of the most dire experiences in the life of man.

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