Before I start a series of blogs about the short story these are the collections that got me interested in the short story. I've read many more, but these are the ones I have copies of I can study.
Anything by Chekhov, “Lady With A Dog” is his masterpiece. Hemingway, “The Snows of Kilimanjaro.” Jayne Ann Phillips, “Black Tickets.” Jorges, “Labyrinths.” James Joyce, “The Dubliners.” D.H.Lawrence, His complete stories. David Madden, “The New Orleans of Possibilities.” “Great Russian Stories,” edited by Norris Houghton. Guy du Maupassant, “French Tales of Love and Passion.” Richard Ford, “Rock Springs.” John Fox, Jr., “A Purple Rhododendron and Other Stories.”