Contemporary Short Stories

The Salmiya Collection: Stories of the Life and Times of - download pdf or read online

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By Craig Loomis

ISBN-10: 0815610149

ISBN-13: 9780815610144

"The Salmiya assortment" stems from the author’s stories in the past seven years within the wealthy atmosphere, society, and tradition of Kuwait. whereas in Kuwait, Loomis has written a per 30 days brief tale for Bazaar, one in all its nationwide magazines, and he has accumulated them jointly for this assortment. The tales discover lifestyles in Kuwait from an American expatriate’s standpoint, supplying what the writer deems "snapshots" that make for a readable college of the Kuwaiti experience.

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Knife Party at the Hotel Europa - download pdf or read online

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By Mark Anthony Jarman

ISBN-10: 0864929153

ISBN-13: 9780864929150

ISBN-10: 0864929188

ISBN-13: 9780864929181

Shortlisted, Alistair MacLeod Award for brief Fiction, New Brunswick booklet Award for Fiction, and Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award

One of Canada's literary treasures, Mark Anthony Jarman returns with a book of relocating and infrequently humorous stories of a man's quest for himself. A.S. Byatt says that his writing is "extraordinary, his tales gripping," and during this wonderful new assortment, Jarman offers whatever new as soon as again.

In Knife get together on the resort Europa, Jarman writes approximately wasting and discovering love, marriage and depression, the dislocation and redemptive energy of shuttle in Italy's sensual summer time. a guy travels to Italy to flee the reminiscence of affection misplaced, and a wedding ended. He passes via sun-drenched landscapes of cliffs and beach paradises, whereas the corpses of refugees wash up at the seashore; he events with the younger and gorgeous Italians he meets at the teach whereas a guy bleeds to loss of life within the hallway. A teenage thief prowls the roof of the vacationer lodge at evening; an embassy is bombed; holy statues come alive to roam in a gang stealing used eating place grease. He suffers the extreme loneliness of 1 who has deserted and been deserted, and during this beautiful affliction, he unearths how appealing this lifestyles may be. In bright, sensuous prose, Jarman's tales circle and overlap in striking, bizarre, and lovely methods. Tangents develop into the most important, allusions are powerful.

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Read e-book online Parthian Words (Bloomsbury Reader) PDF

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By Storm Jameson

ISBN-10: 1448200415

ISBN-13: 9781448200412

ISBN-10: 1531815901

ISBN-13: 9781531815905

This brief booklet deals the dispassionate yet sharp-tongued reviews at the novel, via an outdated fiction hand, a private workout of style and judgment, sponsored by means of a lifestyles curiosity within the heritage and techniques of literary feedback. It experiences the evergreen query of the demise of the unconventional, so usually and expectantly introduced; the problems, unusual to our nihilistic and infrequently brutal age, that press at the modern novelist; the impact on him and his paintings of the technological revolution; his expanding diffidence in face of the overpowering status of technology in our day; the altering language of fiction; the radical as an artwork shape; the nouveau roman, and its such a lot subtle and extra esoteric cousin, the nouvelle critique; the eruption into universal sunlight of pornographic fiction; the use and misuse of censorship. It makes an attempt to make a decision no matter if the conventional or vintage novel has a destiny and how much destiny. even though it may possibly offend a good many solemn folks it has no longer been written to offer offence, yet in a major attempt to arrive a few optimistic conclusions in regards to the future health, the ethical and aesthetic worthy, of the unconventional in an afternoon while our minds are, as by no means ahead of, on the mercy in their worst dreams.

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Get Material sensible (Narrativa) (Spanish Edition) PDF

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By Neil Gaiman

ISBN-10: 8498387361

ISBN-13: 9788498387360

Con una enorme legión de fieles lectores en todo el mundo, Neil Gaiman está considerado uno de los escritores de imaginación más fértil y perturbadora de l. a. actualidad. En este volumen, el creador de Coraline y Sandman ha reunido una extraordinaria colección de veinticinco relatos y poemas que puede entenderse como un auténtico festín, un repertorio que concentra todo el potencial fantasioso y onírico de Gaiman: historias de terror y de fantasmas, ficción especulativa y cuentos de hadas, fábulas perversas y versos sorprendentes.

Como es característico en él, el mundo good no es más que un mero velo o una ilusión tras los angeles cual se despliega un sinfín de realidades paralelas y mundos alternativos, casi siempre amenazantes y ominosos. En l. a. mente creativa de Gaiman, todo es posible: laberintos lunares, amigos imaginarios de carne y hueso, iglús fabricados con libros, piratas muy peculiares, caseras asesinas, objetos hechizados, tarjetas de felicitación que alteran el espacio-tiempo... Un muestrario de circunstancias singulares que confieren a los protagonistas un abanico de experiencias capaces de revelarles conocimiento de sí mismos y emociones que ni siquiera sospechaban poseer.

Así pues, al lector le aguarda un viaje literario en el que frotarse los ojos y padecer escalofríos, maravillarse y quedar noqueado por el genio de un escritor sofisticado que nos embelesa con sus hechizos y nos traslada a lo más profundo de un país inexplorado donde lo fantástico se hace realidad y lo cotidiano es incandescente.

Material sensible incluye un relato inédito de American Gods —«Black Dog»—, otro escrito para conmemorar el cincuenta aniversario de «Doctor Who» —«Las nada en punto»— y una ingeniosísima vuelta de tuerca al universo de Sherlock Holmes, «El caso de l. a. muerte y los angeles miel».

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Download e-book for kindle: The Fall Of The Kingdoms: The Epic Of The Lost Continent by Gerard Winter

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By Gerard Winter

ISBN-10: 1544069413

ISBN-13: 9781544069418

The Seven Kingdoms have been divided through conflict, the dominion of Islands was once the most powerful between its neighboring kingdoms. however, the dominion of Islands misplaced the warfare opposed to the Bashikes. King Aaron made up our minds to retreat, leaving the Royal Island to safeguard itself.
Throughout the Misty Sea the imperial ships sailed to the Forbidden Land; where, King Aaron had selected because the vacation spot of retreat.
King Aaron leads his humans right into a difficult trip in the course of the wilderness until eventually they arrives on the promised paradise. even if, their trip used to be met with unforeseen happenings.
The Forbidden Land used to be only a criminal with just one prisoner, who was once impatiently ready their arrival.

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Herstories - download pdf or read online

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By Michael M. Naydan

ISBN-10: 1909156019

ISBN-13: 9781909156012

ISBN-10: 1909156027

ISBN-13: 9781909156029

Womens prose writing has exploded at the literary scene in Ukraine simply sooner than and following Ukrainian independence in 1991. during the last twenty years ratings of interesting new ladies authors have emerged. those authors write in a wide selection of kinds and genres together with brief tales, novels, essays, and new journalism. within the assortment you'll find: realism, magical realism, surrealism, the wonderful, deeply highbrow writing, newly came upon feminist views, philosophical prose, mental mysteries, confessional prose, and masses more.

Youll locate a complete gamut of those Ukrainian ladies writers stories that variety from deep spirituality to candid depictions of sexuality and interpersonal family members. Youll locate tragedy and humor and sometimes humor within the tragedy. Youll locate city prose, edgy, caustic, and highbrow; in addition to prose harkening again to village existence and profound tragedies from the Soviet earlier that experience left marks of trauma on a whole kingdom. it is a choice of Ukrainian womens tales, histories that serve to inform her specified tales in English translation. large excerpts from novels and translations of entire shorter works of every writer will supply the reader deep perception into this burgeoning phenomenon of up to date Ukrainian womens prose.

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Kopfstand: Illustriert von Wolfgang Neumann (German Edition) by Aras Ören,Wolfgang Neumann,Cornelius Bischoff PDF

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By Aras Ören,Wolfgang Neumann,Cornelius Bischoff

ISBN-10: 3957320151

ISBN-13: 9783957320155

Die Titelerzählung spielt zur Zeit des Golfkrieges, 2003: Ein Mann erfährt, dass er erblinden wird, wenn er sich daran gewöhnt, die Dinge aus der Sicht eines anderen zu betrachten - dann ruft George W. Bush an und die Wohnung explodiert! Ein anderer textual content handelt von einer Frau, die in einer Kneipe nach und nach alle Männer mit einem Wollfaden umwickelt. In der Toskana wiederum finden schießwütige Männer plötzlich ein neues Opfer - den Erzähler!

In Aras Örens Geschichten geht es immer darum, wie sich Literatur verselbständigt, wie der Erzähler den Erzählfaden verliert, und dass das, used to be ist, nicht das ist, used to be berichtet werden will. Der große Dichter und Erzähler Ören meldet sich mit diesem Band nach über zehn Jahren wieder in der deutschen Literatur zurück!

Alle Texte in "Kopfstand" werden erstmals auf Deutsch publiziert oder waren bislang nur in Kleinstauflagen erhältlich. Sie wurden eigens für diesen Band gründlich überarbeitet und von dem Maler Wolfgang Neumann kongenial illustriert.

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Download e-book for iPad: Cuentos Del Siglo Xix (Biblioteca Edaf Juvenil) (Spanish by Varios Autores

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By Varios Autores

ISBN-10: 8441406715

ISBN-13: 9788441406711

Los escritores más destacados del siglo XIX cultivaron el cuento literario con los angeles misma dedicación y maestría que emplearon para otros géneros llamados mayores. En esta rigurosa antología, escritores de los angeles talla de Clarín, Espronceda o Zorilla se unen a autores que dedicaron los angeles mayor parte de su obra a los angeles narración breve y al periodismo: Larra, Fernanflor, Pardo Bazán. Los textos seleccionados son una muestra de distintas épocas estilos y temas. Desde los relatos más representativos del romanticismo exaltado, hasta el cuento realista. No faltan algunas fábulas y varios relatos en los que se combinan el misterio, el humor y los angeles fantasía. Un buen paseo por el siglo del cuento.

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Download e-book for kindle: Los mejores cuentos (Narrativas hispánicas) (Spanish by Sergio Pitol

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By Sergio Pitol

ISBN-10: 8433968831

ISBN-13: 9788433968838

cube Pitol que en una casa de campo escribió sus primeros cuentos. Pasaba allí los angeles convalecencia de una ruptura amorosa. Se proponía odiar al mundo, pero no lo conseguía. Por las mañanas escalaba una cordillera para rodearse de una aureola romántica, decadente, aun diabólica. Buscaba acantilados escabrosos y le venían a l. a. mente los acantilados de Devon, un viaje a Inglaterra, y entre ese deseo de viajar y l. a. contemplación de un maravilloso paisaje se adormecía en l. a. hierba, para después llegar radiante de alegría a su casa y ponerse a leer a James, Kafka, Faulkner, Borges, Rulfo. Una noche escribió un primer cuento, «Victorio Ferri cuenta un cuento», y otros más, todos amargos y crueles, sobre personajes to-cados por el diablo. Durante varios años escribió cuentos y luego novelas. Todo eso procede del fruto de aquellos cuentos escritos hace cincuenta años. Ahora, cuando Pitol es un escritor imprescindible, nos complace presentar esta antología own de sus mejores cuentos, encabe-zada por un extenso texto de Enrique Vila-Matas.

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