Monday, June 5, 2017


Today is the death anniversary of William Sidney Porter, the great American short story writer who wrote under the pen name of O.Henry.The characters in his stories are picked up from ordinary life and surroundings and are woven so deftly that they leave a lasting impression on the reader.His stories often have surprise endings though not of the sting-in-the tail type.While his short story The Gift of the Magi' has been a prescribed text in School syllabus universally, another short story 'The Last Leaf ' has had TV adaptations in different languages.Equally impressive are his stories 'A Retrieved Reformation' ,'The Cop and the Anthem' and 'The Ransom of Red Chief'.'Witches' Loaves' is another good story.In a way he is America's answer to Guy De Maupassant, the great French short story writer.
Our humble tributes to the great writer !

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