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The Dark Satire of H.H.Munro

July 9th 2014

ALEX MAIR finds the upheavals of the Edwardian era reflected in the short stories of Saki: ‘To dip into a Munro story is to step across the threshold of good taste, and enter into a darkly satirical universe; one filled with strange beasts, terrifying aunts, blood-thirsty animals, talking hens and angry, unyielding, god-like weasels.’

The Fall of the British Empire

May 8th 2013

In his essay, shortlisted for the 2013 THRESHOLDS International Feature Writing Competition, STEPHEN DEVEREUX recommends Saki’s ‘The Lumber Room’. ‘The severe, unimaginative, repressive regime imposed upon him was frequently the target of his stories – small children outwitting and humiliating stupid adults time and time again.’

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