Sandie Byrne, "The Unbearable Saki: The Work of H. H. Munro".
Publisher: Oxford University Press | ISBN: 0199226059 | 2007 edition | PDF | 288 Pages | 1.67 MB
Saki is the acknowledged master of the short story. His writing is elegant, economical, and witty, its tone worldly, flippant irreverence delivered in astringent exchanges and epigrams more neat, pointed, and poised even than Wilde's. The deadpan narrative voice allows for the unsentimental recitation of horrors and the comically grotesque, and the generation of guilty laughter at some very un-pc statements.