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Piano Stories by Felisberto Hernandez,Italo Calvino,Francine Prose,Luis Harss

By Felisberto Hernandez,Italo Calvino,Francine Prose,Luis Harss

From the author loved by way of the likes of García Marquez, Calvino, and Francine Prose comes a set of Hernández's vintage tales

Piano Stories offers fifteen fantastic works via the good Uruguayan writer Felisberto Hernández, “a author like no other,” as Italo Calvino broadcasts in his advent: “like no eu or Latin American. he's an ‘irregular,’ who eludes all classifications and labellings — but he's unmistakable on any web page to which one may well randomly open one in every of his books.” Piano Stories includes vintage stories equivalent to “The Daisy Dolls,” “The Usher,” and “The Flooded House.”

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Fearless Warriors by Drew Hayden Taylor

By Drew Hayden Taylor

Internationally acclaimed as a playwright, screen-writer, comedian and sardonic commentator at the unending gaffs, absurdities and the profound and painful misunderstandings that proceed to represent social interactions among aboriginal and non-aboriginal peoples, Taylor’s tales in Fearless Warriors are an entire frontal attack on stereotypes of all types and an edifying confirmation of humanity not like anything in fiction.

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Far Thoughts and Pale Gods (The Complete Short Fiction of by Greg Bear

By Greg Bear

6 wonderful tales, freshly revised for this quantity, plus new introductions, remark, and memories from the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning writer of War Dogs, Eternity, and The Forge of God 
 
Greg undergo is the writer of greater than 30 books, from thrillers (Darwin’s Radio, Vitals) to technological know-how fiction (Blood Music, Eon, Hull 0 Three) to natural myth (The Infinity Concerto, The Serpent Mage). He has received five Nebula and a pair of Hugo Awards, his works were translated into greater than 20 languages, and his titles have bought hundreds of thousands of copies world wide. yet his talents aren't limited to writing at full-length novels: he's additionally the writer of dozens of remarkable brief tales, novellas, and novelettes. Far suggestions and light Gods contains 6 hugely acclaimed tales, each one newly revised through the writer, that illustrate Bear’s plentiful breadth of expertise. the quantity includes:
 
·      “Heads,” which marks the 1st time the idea that of quantum computing seems to be in technological know-how fiction—though it's a imaginative and prescient of four hundred frozen heads that may stay within the reader’s memory;
·      “The Wind from a Burning Woman,” the 1st tale set within the universe that spawned the novels Eon and Eternity;
·      “Plague of Conscience,” which explores what it potential to be alien—and even if that may be comprehended with out realizing what it potential to be human;
·      “Scattershot,” starting “The teddy undergo spoke very good Mandarin,” a gripping deep-space event that also is a tribute to mythical girl technology fiction author James Tiptree Jr.
 
those and the remainder entries—“Mandala” and “Petra”—form a extraordinary assortment showcasing the abilities of a massive American writer.
 
each one tale is observed via an creation and an afterword written in particular for this volume.
 

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The Headmaster's Darlings: A Mountain Brook Novel (Story by Katherine Clark,Pat Conroy

By Katherine Clark,Pat Conroy

The Headmaster's Darlings is a satirical comedy of manners that includes the morbidly overweight Norman Laney, an unorthodox, inspirational English instructor and faculty counselor for an elite inner most university in Mountain Brook, a privileged group open air of Birmingham. A ordinary ask yourself from blue-collar Alabama, Laney has barged into the particular global of Mountain Brook at the energy of his sensational determine and its several-hundred-pound dedication to artwork and tradition. His project is to defeat "the barbarians," introduce precise civilization as opposed to its skinny veneer, and alter his southern global for the higher. even if Laney is cherished by means of his scholars (his "darlings") and by way of the society girls (also his "darlings") who depend on him to be the lifetime of their events and the chief in their publication golf equipment, there are others who imagine he's a larger-than-life threat to the cozy establishment of Mountain Brook society and needs to be banished.

When Laney is summoned to the principal's place of work someday in November 1983, he expects to be congratulated for a contemporary public-relations triumph he engineered on behalf of the college. as a substitute his letter of resignation is demanded without rationalization given. confronted with an ultimatum and his forthcoming dismissal, Laney needs to outflank the valuable at his personal underhanded video game, discover who stated what approximately him and why, and release his present crop of Alabama scholars into the broader world--or a minimum of into Ivy League colleges.

In her debut novel, Katherine Clark casts a comical eye on southern society and celebrates the ability of significant lecturers and faculties to remodel the lives of youth and raise up their groups. Surrounded through a colourful solid of his colleagues, his younger protégés and Mountain Brook's top echelon, Laney emerges as a heroically idiosyncratic personality with Falstaffian appetites, an inimitable wit and mind, and a boundless generosity towards his scholars that reshapes their lives in profound, unforeseen ways.

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Hawthorne's Short Stories (Vintage Classics) by Nathaniel Hawthorne

By Nathaniel Hawthorne

listed here are the easiest of Hawthorne's brief tales. There are twenty-four of them -- not just the main well-known, but additionally many who are nearly unknown to the common reader. the choice used to be made via Professor Newton Arvin of Smith collage, a famous authority on Hawthorne and a individual literary critic to boot. His nice advent admirably translates Hawthorne's brain and art.

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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Passing Through (Bright Leaf Short Fiction Book 1) by Leon V. Driskell

By Leon V. Driskell

designated Algonquin tenth Anniversary version. Set within the farmland of Owen County, Kentucky, PASSING via achieves that extraordinary intimacy all fiction strives for. We watch the kin of Pearl Thirwell White--"Mama Pearl"--move from comedy via tragedy, from bickering and damaged hearts via generosity and love, till we're not site visitors in Pearl's kitchen or at her desk. quickly we're family members ourselves. "PASSING via is hilarious, yet it is also poignant and deeply relocating within the strangest ways."--Bobbie Ann Mason, writer of FEATHER CROWNS.

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How Winter Began: Stories (Flyover Fiction) by Joy Castro

By Joy Castro

Iréne offers the rich businessmen what they wish, diving headfirst into the filthy river, pondering basically of supplying for her child daughter, Marisa, because the males salivate over her soaked physique rising onto the financial institution. a tender boy attempts to befriend the reticent more youthful sister of the town’s most harsh bully, purely to find the kinfolk betrayal in the back of her quiet countenance. Josefa, a tender bride, is performed for murdering the fellow who raped her. pleasure Castro’s How iciness Began strains those and different characters as they search compassion from one another and themselves.

Thematically associated through the lives of ladies, in particular Latinas, and their stories of poverty and violence in a white-dominated, wealth-obsessed tradition, How wintry weather Began is a gently wrought selection of tales. The query on the middle of this riveting booklet is how or even if to belief each other after the rupture of betrayal.

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AM/PM by Amelia Gray

By Amelia Gray

If anything's going to save lots of the characters in Amelia Gray's debut from their bothered romances, their social improprieties, or their arms becoming claws, it is a John Mayer live performance tee. In AM/PM, impish humor and slicing perception are on complete reveal. Readers travel the lives of 23 characters throughout a hundred and twenty tales jam-packed with lizard tails, Schrödinger packing containers, and volcano love. June wakes up one morning lined in seeds; Leonard falls in love with a chaise front room; Betty insists every thing other than flora are a logo of her love for her husband; Andrew talks to his apartment in instances of situation. Written each morning and evening for 2 months, those short vignettes (50 to a hundred phrases) bear in mind Donald Barthelme of their whimsy and sophisticated but strong feelings. An intermittent love tale as visible via a darkly comedian lens, AM/PM mixes poetry and prose, humor and hubris to create a very unique paintings of fiction.

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Sylvias Emanzipation in Sarah Orne Jewett´s 'A White Heron' by Tamara Schaub

By Tamara Schaub

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2007 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Literatur, Universität Mannheim (Amerikanistik), Veranstaltung: American brief tales And Theorie, eight Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Die weibliche Emanzipation gegenüber der männlichen Dominanz in einer patriarchalen Gesellschaft ist ein sehr bedeutsames und oft diskutiertes Thema in der Literatur. Viele Autorinnen behandeln dieses Thema sowohl explizit, als auch implizit, durch Verwendung verschiedener Textstrategien, wie zum Beispiel den Gebrauch von Metaphern, binären Mustern und Stereotypen in ihren Werken.
Die 1886 verfasste Kurzgeschichte „A White Heron” von Sarah Orne Jewett befasst sich ebenfalls mit dieser Thematik. Es ist eines der bekanntesten Werke Sarah Orne Jewett´s. Diese Geschichte ist in der Literatur aufgrund ihrer schonungslosen neuenglischen Milieustudien und der Selbstbehauptung der weiblichen Protagonistin so bedeutend. Sie ist als einer der Höhepunkte der amerikanischen Regionalliteratur dieser Zeit zu sehen. Diese Erzählungen, welche in der Zeit der weiblichen local-color-Literatur entstanden sind, versuchen dem Leser aufzuzeigen, zu welchem Preis weibliche Selbstbehauptung möglich ist.
An diesem Punkt setzt auch meine Hausarbeit an. Ich möchte in meiner Hausarbeit den Initiationsprozess Sylvias darstellen. Die Leitfrage hierbei ist, wodurch der Prozess des Erwachsenwerdens eingeleitet worden ist und welche Faktoren ihn beeinflusst haben. Um eine Grundlage für diese literaturwissenschaftliche Untersuchung zu schaffen, führe ich eine Inhaltsangabe zum besseren Verständnis der Erzählung an. Als zweiter Schritt wird der Begriff Initiationsprozess genauer erläutert, welcher die foundation meiner späteren examine bildet, in der ich anhand von Textstellen Sylvias Veränderung im Bewusstsein und Charakter herausarbeite, um in meiner Schlussfolgerung das Ende der Erzählung zu interpretieren.

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Absence of the Hero: 2 by Charles Bukowski,David Calonne

By Charles Bukowski,David Calonne

Everyone’s favourite soiled previous guy returns with a brand new quantity of uncollected paintings. Charles Bukowski (1920–1994), some of the most outrageous figures of twentieth-century American literature, was once so prolific that many major items by no means came across their manner into his books. Absence of the Hero includes a lot of his earliest fiction, unseen in a long time, in addition to a couple of formerly unpublished tales and essays. The vintage Bukowskian obsessions are right here: intercourse, booze, and playing, in addition to trenchant research of what he calls "Playing and Being the Pet." one of the book's highlights are stories of his notorious public readings ("The giant Dope Reading," "I simply Write Poetry So i will be able to visit mattress with Girls"); a assessment of his personal first ebook; hilarious installments of his newspaper column, Notes of a grimy previous Man, together with meditations on neo-Nazis and riding in l. a.; and an uncharacteristic story of having misplaced within the Utah woods ("Bukowski Takes a Trip"). but the e-book additionally showcases the opposite Bukowski-an astute if offbeat literary critic. From his personal "Manifesto" to his account of poetry in l. a. ("A Foreword to those Poets") to idiosyncratic reviews of Allen Ginsberg, Robert Creeley, LeRoi Jones, and Louis Zukofsky, Absence of the Hero unearths the highbrow hidden underneath the gruff exterior.

Our moment quantity of his uncollected prose, Absence of the Hero is an immense addition to the Bukowski canon, crucial for fanatics, but appropriate for brand new readers as an advent to the wide variety of his work.

"He so much his head packed with coal and diamonds shoot out of his finger advice. What a trick. The mole genius has left us with one other digest. it is a complete house--read 'em and weep."—Tom Waits

"This moment quantity of Bukowski's uncollected tales and essays bargains all that Bukowski is understood for—wry obscenity, smutty knowledge, seeming ramblings whose hidden smarts trap you unaware--but additionally there are moments right here within which he is taking off the masks and strips away the bravado to teach himself at his so much susceptible and human. A needs to for Bukowski aficionados."—Brian Evenson, writer of Last Days and The Open Curtain

"Like a brass-rail Existentialist or a skid-row Transcendentalist, [Bukowski] is candid, unblinking, leaving it to his readers to solid their very own judgment approximately his mishaps, his consuming, his sexual urge for food or his personal pessimism. he's Ralph Waldo Emerson as a filthy outdated guy, no longer lounging within the grape-arbor of harmony, Massachusetts, yet bent-over a desk in an L.A. flophouse scribbling in pencil to the lines of Sibelius."—Paul Maher Jr., Phawker

"[Bukowski] should be beneficiant and mean-spirited, heroic and protective, spot-on and slanted, yet he turned the world-class author he had got down to be; he has joined the everlasting anti-canon or shadow-canon whose denizens had proven him the best way. at the present time the common allusions to him in either renowned and mainstream tradition have a tendency extra to appreciate than mockery. If scholarship has lagged, this ebook might point out that this example is changing."—Gerald Locklin, Resources for American Literary Study

"The items diversity over approximately part a century, and comprise a narrative a couple of baseball participant seized by means of a surprising bout of existential paralysis, in addition to early, graphically sexual (and masterfully comedian) tales released in such smut mags as Candid Press."—Penthouse

"An absolute needs to for enthusiasts of Charles Bukowski's paintings, Absence of a Hero is usually a great addition to public and faculty library literary reviews shelves."—Midwest publication Review


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