Stories. House of Light & Shadow, by Nicholas Gage

In February 2008, CPG, a fifth year student studying at EOI Goya, gave me a little present – The New York Times Magazine, the 15th of Jan issue, 2006, which is where I found this story. I didn’t know the author, and it’s been a pleasure reading it. I like the story because it includes … Continue reading Stories. House of Light & Shadow, by Nicholas Gage

Stories. There’s a Man in the Habit of Hitting Me on the Head with an Umbrella, by Fernando Sorrentino

Read the story (for intermediate students, there is an abridged version – by me!). More: Fernando Sorrentino’s website. We found this story at this site: East of Web. Listen to this story, as it was translated by Clark M. Zlotchew into English. http://www.talkingpeople.net/tp/0tppodcast/fernandosorrentino_theresaman.mp3

Stories. The Debutante, by Leonora Carrington

Half of this audio is me talking about the writer Leonora Carrington first, a Surrealist artist (painter and writer, trilingual! She does/did that in English, French and Spanish!) and then comes her story “The Debutante,” so you can listen to it in two 5-minute sessions! More on Leonora Carrington at Talking People (Literature). http://www.talkingpeople.net/tp/0tppodcast/leonoracarrington_thedebutante.mp3

Stories. A Tree, a Rock, a Cloud, by Carson McCullers

A story which is hard to read, especially if you want to teach students to pronounce the endings and the consonant clusters!!! 🙂 Read the story. http://www.talkingpeople.net/tp/0tppodcast/carsonmccullers_atreearockacloud.mp3

Stories. A Perfect Day for Bananafish, by JD Salinger

If you don’t know J.D. Salinger, listen to this story. It’s a good way to start – it records a key moment in his life and to understand his work. If you already know him, and enjoy his literature, you’ll love this story. It’s lifelike – daily, undaily, warm and softly funny, very sweet, endlessly … Continue reading Stories. A Perfect Day for Bananafish, by JD Salinger