short stories

link: “The Way We Live Now” by Susan Sontag

Susan Sontag’s “The Way We Live Now” is one of most famous short stories from the pages of The New Yorker.

And like other famous New Yorker stories, from J.D. Salinger’s Zooey to Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery,” Sontag’s “The Way We Live Now” is unique, idiosyncratic, and looks beyond false smiles and disingenuous facades to reveal the deeper truths in humanity.