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We "Feel the Need, the Need for Speed" - Short Paired Works of Literature

Apologies to the fans of the Top Gun movie(s) but this is a list of short books, each of which can be read in a few hours or less. The works are suited to the adventurous, dare I say 'Maverick', reader. Ideal for those wanting to push the envelope, those who are singing "Highway to the Danger Zone" when they choose their next book to read.
Each paired work is typically a short novel, a novella or an individual short story. There is an occasional play, autobiography or philosophical non-fiction work. IMHO this list nicely complements my "#Markd9528 AND the BBC Believe You Haven't Read All 366 of These Short Works", available at the link.
All the works are less than about 250 pages. At least the first book of each pair features on many lists of short works/novellas.
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Silk (Alessandro Baricco)
Silk (Alessandro Baricco)
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Novecento (Alessandro Baricco)
Novecento (Alessandro Baricco)
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The Willows (Algernon Blackwood)
The Willows (Algernon Blackwood)
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The Wendigo (Algernon Blackwood)
The Wendigo (Algernon Blackwood)
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Strait Is the Gate (André Gide)
Strait Is the Gate (André Gide)
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The Immoralist (André Gide)
The Immoralist (André Gide)
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Ice (Anna Kavan)
Ice (Anna Kavan)
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Sleep Has His House (Anna Kavan)
Sleep Has His House (Anna Kavan)
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9
My Life (Anton Chekhov)
My Life (Anton Chekhov)
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The Duel (Anton Chekhov, Trans. Pevear & Volokhonsky)
The Duel (Anton Chekhov, Trans. Pevear & Volokhonsky)
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Asleep (Banana Yoshimoto)
Asleep (Banana Yoshimoto)
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The Lake (Banana Yoshimoto)
The Lake (Banana Yoshimoto)
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The Vet's Daughter (Barbara Comyns)
The Vet's Daughter (Barbara Comyns)
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Our Spoons Came From Woolworths (Barbara Comyns)
Our Spoons Came From Woolworths (Barbara Comyns)
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Too Loud a Solitude (Bohumil Hrabal)
Too Loud a Solitude (Bohumil Hrabal)
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I Served the King of England (Bohumil Hrabal)
I Served the King of England (Bohumil Hrabal)
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Aura (Carlos Fuentes)
Aura (Carlos Fuentes)
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The Old Gringo (Carlos Fuentes)
The Old Gringo (Carlos Fuentes)
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An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter (César Aira)
An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter (César Aira)
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Ghosts (César Aira)
Ghosts (César Aira)
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21
The Yellow Wall-Paper (Charlotte Perkins Gilman)
The Yellow Wall-Paper (Charlotte Perkins Gilman)
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Herland (Charlotte Perkins Gilman)
Herland (Charlotte Perkins Gilman)
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Jamilia (Chingiz Aitmatov)
Jamilia (Chingiz Aitmatov)
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Mother Earth (Chingiz Aimatov)
Mother Earth (Chingiz Aimatov)
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A Single Man (Christopher Isherwood)
A Single Man (Christopher Isherwood)
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Prater Violet (Christopher Isherwood)
Prater Violet (Christopher Isherwood)
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The Glass Key (Dashiell Hammett)
The Glass Key (Dashiell Hammett)
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The Thin Man (Dashiell Hammett)
The Thin Man (Dashiell Hammett)
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Old New York (Edith Wharton)
Old New York (Edith Wharton)
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Xingu (Edith Wharton)
Xingu (Edith Wharton)
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The Poor Clare (Elizabeth Gaskell)
The Poor Clare (Elizabeth Gaskell)
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The Old Nurse's Story (Elizabeth Gaskell)
The Old Nurse's Story (Elizabeth Gaskell)
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33
The Ponder Heart (Eudora Welty)
The Ponder Heart (Eudora Welty)
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The Robber Bridegroom (Eudora Welty)
The Robber Bridegroom (Eudora Welty)
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May Day (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
May Day (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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The Last Tycoon (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Last Tycoon (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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A Hunger Artist (Franz Kafka)
A Hunger Artist (Franz Kafka)
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The Judgement (Franz Kafka)
The Judgement (Franz Kafka)
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The Double (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
The Double (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
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The House of the Dead (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
The House of the Dead (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
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