Thursday, February 11, 2010

Saki: Master of the Short Story

We've been wanting to get more into fiction narratives for a while now. One potential story source that we're looking at is the Hector Hugh Munro, better know as Saki. He was a British writer...
...whose witty and sometimes macabre stories satirized Edwardian society and culture. Saki's world contrasts the effete conventions and hypocrisies of Edwardian England with the ruthless but straightforward life-and-death struggles of nature. Nature generally wins in the end. Source: Wikipedia

Looking at Saki's large body of work, two or three of his short stories have great appeal as potential film projects. The draw has not only been Saki's witty dialogue and his pointed climaxes, but also, and maybe especially--his underlying theme of  Untamable Nature.

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