Download E-books Honored Guest: Stories PDF

By Joy Williams

The 1st selection of tales in good over a decade through a author Ann Beattie has referred to as “one of our so much awesome storytellers,” and whom Bret Easton Ellis has named “the rightful inheritor to the mastery, genius, and poetry of Flannery O’Connor.”

These twelve tales extra pleasure Williams’s totally singular success, defined through the Washington Post as “poetic, annoying, but very humorous . . . the brilliantly managed sort expert through a strong non secular vision,” and back demonstrate her skill to discover, as Michiko Kakutani wrote within the New York Times, “the somber verities lurking underneath the flash and clamor of day-by-day life.”

Her landscapes achieve from Maine and Nantucket to the Southwest and into Mexico and Guatemala, whereas the occasions hide a number of human travail, from kids confronting the dying of a mum or dad to oldsters as an alternative burying their very own younger, and some of the ways–comic, tragic, unnerving–we search to house diminishment and loss. And all of her characters are richly, idiosyncratically alive, in situations instantly supremely bizarre and unusually like our personal.

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Download E-books Angel Dust Apocalypse PDF

By Jeremy Robert Johnson

"A striking author. heavily impressive brief stories--and i like brief tales. just like the better of Tobias Wolff. whereas I learn them, they made time stand nonetheless. that is great."--CHUCK PALAHNIUK, writer of Fight Club

Meth-heads, man-made monsters, and murderous Neo-Nazis. Blissed out membership youngsters loss of life on the velocity of sound. The un-dead and the very soon-to-be-dead. they are all right here, attempting to claw their method free.

From the radioactive streets of a war-scarred destiny, the place the nuclear bombs became self-aware, to the fallow fields of Nebraska the place the youngsters are mainlining lightning insects, it is a international either alien and very human. it is a position the place self-discovery contains scalpels and horse tranquilizers; the place the medical professionals are extra doped-up than the sufferers; the place obsessive-compulsive acid-freaks have unlocked the gateway to God and cannot shut the door.

This isn't a secure position. you could flip again now, otherwise you can head immediately into the guts of...

the ANGEL airborne dirt and dust APOCALYPSE

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Download E-books Dreams of Dreams and the Last Three Days of Fernando Pessoa PDF

A urban lighting fixtures / Italian Voices Book

"Elaborately imagined...mini-catalog of serious artists’ desires and the author’s interpretation of the final 3 days within the lifetime of Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa. Tabucchi’s wealthy language and his magical-realist allure tinge the quantity with a visionary glow."—Publishers Weekly

" a stunning little booklet that retains ringing on your head lengthy after you’ve accomplished it."—Kirkus

Chapter One

DREAM OF DAEDALUS,
ARCHITECT AND AVIATOR

One evening, hundreds of thousands of years in the past, at a time most unlikely to calculate precisely, Daedalus, architect and aviator, had a dream.

He dreamed that he was once deep within a massive palace and he used to be dealing with a hall. The hall opened into one other hall and Daedalus, drained and stressed, walked alongside it, leaning at the partitions. whilst he had come to the tip, the hall opened right into a small octagonal room, from which 8 corridors branched out. Daedalus started to suppose wanting breath and a necessity for clean air. He entered one hall, however it ended opposed to a wall. He went into one other, however it too ended opposed to a wall. Seven instances Daedalus made an test until eventually, at the 8th try out, he entered a really lengthy hall that, after a sequence of curves and corners, led out into one other hall. Daedalus then sat down on a marble step and commenced to mirror. at the hall partitions have been flaming torches that illuminated frescoes blue with birds and flowers.

I'm the one one that may possibly understand how to get out of the following, Daedalus stated to himself, and that i do not have in mind. He took off his sandals and started to stroll barefoot at the eco-friendly marble floor.

To console himself, he started to sing an old dirge he had discovered from an outdated servant who had rocked his child cradle. The arcades of the lengthy hall carried his voice again to him ten instances over.

I'm the one person who might understand how to get out of the following, acknowledged Daedalus, and that i do not remember.

At that second, he got here out right into a large, round room frescoed with absurd landscapes. He remembered that room yet he could not take into accout why he remembered it. there have been seats coated with sumptuous materials and, in the course of the room, a wide mattress. at the fringe of the mattress used to be seated

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Download E-books 1986. Cuentos completos PDF

By Rodrigo Rey Rosa

Un maestro en el género: este volumen imperative incluye sus relatos publicados y algunos inéditos.

«El hecho que más me ha parecido premonitorio de los angeles muerte ha sido darme cuenta de que una personality que me gustaba me aburre profunda, infinitamente.»

Muy pocos autores llegan a dominar el género del relato, cercano a l. a. poesía por su brevedad e impacto y del que Cortázar, Bioy Casares o Borges son los grandes maestros en lengua española: Rodrigo Rey Rosa está a l. a. altura de esos clásicos. Perturbadores, sensuales, angustiantes y llenos de suspense, dejan al lector absorto después de leerlos, como si despertara de un sueño o de un golpe. los angeles lectura de cada uno de estos cuentos, pertenecientes a seis libros distintos, hasta los últimos, inéditos y de escritura muy reciente, es una experiencia singular, cercana a un viaje inesperado. El recorrido traza también un retrato literario de los angeles evolución de un autor único.

La crítica ha dicho...
«Una literatura de los sentidos y del conocimiento esencial. Sensual y ethical. Leer para disfrutar casi irracionalmente.»
Ernesto Ayala-Dip, El Correo Español

«Quizá Rey Rosa hace con su propio país lo que su maestro Paul Bowles con Marruecos: verlo desde una distancia breve pero infranqueable, donde l. a. máxima economía de estilo acrecienta los angeles fuerza de las ambigüedades.»
Edgardo Dobry, El País

«Ese estilo que identificamos con los clásicos, donde las palabras son tan esenciales como l. a. tensión narrativa que crean. Añádase asimismo una forma muy strange de humor, este buen humor de quien escribe consciente de que una buena historia se apoya siempre en esta zona donde l. a. invención no niega l. a. realidad pero sí los angeles supera.»
J. A. Masoliver Ródenas, La Vanguardia

«Una obra extraordinariamente contenida, parca, intrigante. Una literatura a salvo de gestos inútiles, donde los angeles belleza parece nacer de esa curiosa inclinación por el silencio.»
Raphaëlle Rérolle, Le Monde

«Una escritura despojada hasta el máximo, en l. a. que ninguna palabra sobra, y sin embargo envolvente y sensual hasta rozar lo obsesivo, casi como un sueño vivido.»
Pere Gimferrer

«Incita al misterio y al ultimate de los angeles lectura creemos haber cerrado en falso una herida.»
Arturo García Ramos, ABC (Cultural)

«Una propuesta editorial que consolida una obra numerous, de impecable ejecución, y así agrupada es una felicitación para sus adeptos.»
Francisco Solano, Babelia

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Download E-books Forty Stories (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Donald Barthelme

William H. Gass has written of Donald Barthelme that ?he has completely enlarged our belief of the chances open to brief fiction.? In 40 tales, the spouse quantity to Sixty Stories, we come across a stunning array of matters: Paul Klee, Goethe, Captain Blood, glossy courtship, marriage and divorce, armadillos, and different distinctive Barthelmean flights of fancy. those pithy, brilliantly acerbic items tangle with the ludicrous, pose questions that stay unresolved, and problem favourite bits of language heretofore unexamined. Forty Stories demonstrates Barthelme?s unmatched skill to shock, to stimulate, and to discover.

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Download E-books First Love, Last Rites: Stories PDF

By Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan's Somerset Maugham Award-winning assortment First Love, final Rites introduced him immediate acceptance as probably the most influential voices writing in England this day. Taut, brooding, and densely atmospheric, those tales express us the ways that homicide can come up out of boredom, perversity may end up from adolescent interest, and sheer evil can be the answer to insufferable loneliness. those stories are as frightening as something written by means of Clive Barker or Stephen King, yet they're crafted with a lyricism and depth that compel us to confront our mystery kinship with the frightening.

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Download E-books The Country Road: Stories PDF

By Regina Ullman

Although a recognized Swiss writer, Regina Ullmann hasn't ever seemed earlier than in English: her oracular, unusual, singular voice astonishes.

by no means sooner than in English, Regina Ullmann's paintings is unique and otherworldly, resonant of nineteenth-century village stories and of authors corresponding to Adalbert Stifter and her modern Robert Walser. within the tales of The nation Road, mostly set within the Swiss nation-state, the archaic and the trendy collide, and "sometimes the complete global seems to be painted on porcelain, down to the harmful cracks." this gentle yet fragile attractiveness, with its ominous undertones, provides Ullmann her specific voice.

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Download E-books This Was the Old Chief's Country: Collected African Stories, Volume 1 PDF

By Doris Lessing

The 1st quantity of Doris Lessing's 'Collected African Stories', and a vintage paintings from the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature 'It might be acknowledged of all white-dominated Africa that it was once – and nonetheless is – the outdated Chief's kingdom. So the entire tales I write of a undeniable variety i feel of as belonging less than that heading; stories approximately white humans, occasionally approximately black humans, residing in a panorama that now not so very some time past was once settled by means of black tribes, residing in advanced societies that the white everyone is basically simply starting to examine, not to mention understand.' Doris Lessing, from the preface during this fabulous quantity of African tales, Lessing paints an impressive portrait of the rustic during which she grew up. The cruelties of the white guy in the direction of the local, 'the amorphous black mass, like tadpoles, faceless, who existed only to serve', the English settlers, ailing relaxed, the gamblers and moneymakers trying to find diamonds and gold, and the presence, 'latent constantly within the blood', of Africa itself, its majestic good looks and undying panorama: Lessing attracts all of them jointly right into a robust, memorable imaginative and prescient.

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Download E-books Contes de La Becasse (Petits Classiques Larousse Texte Integral) (French Edition) PDF

Los angeles réunion sous ce titre de 17 nouvelles aux sujets très différents est justifiée par l. a. première intitulée los angeles Bécasse : une culture de chasseurs de bécasse veut que chacun raconte une histoire au cours du repas qui les réunit. Ces nouvelles, qu’elles soient drôles ou pathétiques, ou encore proches du fantastique, sont, pour l. a. plupart, comme toujours chez Maupassant, des peintures cruelles de l. a. société.

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