Mary McCarthy, “The Company Is Not Responsible”
Noah Webster, “On the Absurdity of a Bill of Rights”
Nathaniel Hawthorne, “The Birth-Mark”
Walt Whitman, “Death in the School-Room”
Jane Bowles, “East Side: North Africa”
Carson McCullers, “The Great Eaters of Georgia”
Kate Chopin, “Fedora”
H. L. Mencken, “The Diary of a Retreat”
Edith Wharton, “The Pelican”
Edgar Allan Poe, “The Angel of the Odd”
Emily Greene Balch, “Toward Human Unity”
Library of America’s Top 10 Story of the Week selections of 2016
John O’Hara, “Christmas Poem”
Shirley Jackson, “Biography of a Story”
Robert Hagy, “The Worst News That I Have Encountered in the Last 20 Years”
Loren Eiseley, “The Fifth Planet”
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