Top Ten American Short Story Writers
The Top Ten
You did well and you put Poe first. As it comes to short stories, no one could reach his imagination. As a writer I prefer Fitzgerald and Salinger by far, but their masterpieces were their novels and not their short stories. More or less, I like all the writers you mentioned (i haven't read O. Henry and Asimov yet) with the exception of John Updike. I can't stand his writing. He was often too mysogynistic. He had a nerve really!
Thank you for your kind compliments, visitor!
I really like Poe... I read a few of his horror stories, and my, are they scary!
O. Henry's good and decent... Try it if you get time!
Thanks again, and Gott segne! - HezarioSeth