Short stories about a birthday?
April 13, 2006 6:03 AM   Subscribe

Can you name short stories, preferably from the classics, about a birthday?

I just read this anthology of "Birthday stories" by Haruki Murakami and was quite disappointed. Can you recall a short story happening on a birthday? No children books, please.
posted by dov to Writing & Language (5 answers total)
Best answer: "A Small, Good Thing" by Raymond Carver centers around a birthday cake and an unfortunate birthday... Nothing else comes immediately to mind, though.
posted by graymouser at 6:10 AM on April 13, 2006

Best answer: The Birthday of the Infanta by Oscar Wilde
posted by Alison at 6:14 AM on April 13, 2006

Second the Infanta. Heartbreaking and cruel. Love that last sentence.
posted by NekulturnY at 6:44 AM on April 13, 2006

Best answer: The Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov (play)
Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (novel)
"The Tale of Innocent Erendira and Her Heartless Grandmother" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
"Double Birthday" by Willa Cather
posted by hydrophonic at 6:51 AM on April 13, 2006

Response by poster: Thank you all!
posted by dov at 8:44 AM on April 14, 2006

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