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Miette has been podcasting the best of world literature's short fiction since March 2005, when she was just a pup.

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  1. milarepa
    milarepa September 23, 2006 at 1:53 am |

    great reading miette! am in china and cannot find short story collections etc. you’re a life saver.

  2. Trevor
    Trevor March 15, 2007 at 6:37 am |

    There is a study aid for this story at
    I’m ambivalent about this kind of thing, but I thought the nextext info does add to the experience. Maybe you could read other short stories on the list…

    The Ultimate Safari,
    The Voter ,
    Taken ,
    There Is No Exile,

    The Butcher ,
    At the Time of the Jasmine ,
    The Pearl ,
    The Mao Button ,
    The Grasshopper and the Bell Cricket ,
    A Gentleman’s Agreement ,
    The Making of a New Zealander ,
    The Birth ,
    Ah Bah’s Money ,
    His Chosen Calling ,
    A Class of New Canadians ,
    Mammie’s Form at the Post Office ,
    A Story and Two Essays ,
    A Story and a Poem ,
    the Spierits Were Willing ,
    Light Is Like Water ,
    from Survival in Auschwitz ,
    The Garden of Stubborn Cats ,
    The Silent Men ,
    The Majesty of the Law ,
    The Encyclopedia ,
    A Myth and an Idea ,
    Fellow-Feeling ,
    A Devoted Son ,
    The Third and Final Continent ,

  3. edmond
    edmond June 19, 2007 at 4:27 am |

    Can i ask you a favor? do you have the complete text of “the grasshopper nad the bell cricket” by yasunari kawabata… I’m a nursing student from the Philippines and recently, we’re studying literature. I badly need it for our literary analysis but i just cant find it on the internet.

    Could you please help me out on this one?


    i need your relpy asap…
    many thanks!! (^_^)

  4. stephanie meyer
    stephanie meyer January 21, 2009 at 9:21 am |

    I have always loved this story. I always use it in my high school English classes. It goes well with a low-budget film made in my hometown of Milwaukee, WI called “Gettin’ Grown.”

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