Download E-books Collected Short Fiction (Everyman's Library) PDF

By V.S. Naipaul

For the 1st time: the Nobel Prize winner’s attractive brief fiction accrued in a single quantity, with an creation by way of the author.

Over the process his exclusive profession, V. S. Naipaul has written a striking array of brief fiction that strikes from Trinidad to London to Africa. listed below are the tales from his Somerset Maugham Award–winning Miguel Street, during which he's taking us right into a derelict nook of Trinidad’s capital to satisfy, between others, Man-Man, who is going from operating for public workplace to staging his personal crucifixion. The stories in A Flag at the Island, meanwhile, roam from a chinese language bakery in Trinidad to a rooming condo in London. And within the celebrated identify tale from the Booker Prize– profitable In a unfastened State, an English couple touring in an unnamed African state notice, less than a veneer of civilization, a panorama of squalor and ethnic bloodletting.

No author has rendered our postcolonial international extra acutely or prophetically than V. S. Naipaul, or given its upheavals any such hauntingly human face.

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By Marguerite Duras

Writing, one in all Marguerite Duras’s final works, is a meditation at the technique of writing and on her desire for solitude which will do it. within the 5 brief items accumulated during this quantity, she explores reviews that had an emotional effect on her and that encouraged her to jot down. those range from the demise of a pilot in international conflict II, to the dying of a fly, to an paintings exhibition. of the items have been made into documentary motion pictures, and one used to be initially a quick movie. either autobiographical and fictional, like a lot of her paintings, Writing screens Duras’s specified worldview and delicate perception in her easy and poetic prose.

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Download E-books Wild Child: And Other Stories PDF

"[A] rollicking assortment of...good, outdated, humorous- suspenseful-head shaking stories." -The manhattan Times

there's nobody larger than T.C. Boyle at attractive, stunning, and eventually pleasurable readers whereas while trying out his characters' emotional and actual persistence. The fourteen new tales accumulated right here demonstrate either Boyle's miraculous diversity and his ingenious muscle. From "Wild Child," a retelling of the tale of Victor, the feral boy who used to be captured operating bare during the forests of Napoleonic France, to "La Conchita," the story of a catastrophic mudslide that permits a cynic to reclaim his personal humanity, those stories are through turns magical and relocating, showcasing the mischievous humor and socially wakeful sensibility that experience made Boyle one of many top-rated residing masters of the fast tale.

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Download E-books Sam the Cat: and Other Stories PDF

By Matthew Klam

"I love being in love. i am so in love, i am so in love. occasionally i do not even understand what i am in love with. i am in love with the affection drug. You stroll right into a grocery store or a restaurant, your female friend is going in first and you are looking at her ass. and also you say to your self, 'Isn't that the main attractive ass? that is mine. it really is beautiful.' Like it is going to prevent. An ass is not going to save lots of you. what is it going to do? disguise you from the police? name up your boss if you happen to do not feel well?"

Like a functionality artist in print, Matthew Klam stands up right here and offers hilarious, stunning, high-energy riffs at the topic of recent love and all its complexities. one after the other, those tales amuse, enlighten, and entertain. As a bunch, they mark the complete emergence of 1 of America's most effective younger literary talents.
In the instantly engrossing name tale, Samuel Beardson falls in love with a tender girl throughout a crowded room who, upon nearer inspection, seems to be a bird-boned, longhaired, slender fellow named John Drake. in one second, "Sam the Cat" enters a sexual twilight quarter, and a tender man's cocksure, womanizing way of life unravels: "There i'm, horned out and whilst queasy with the weirdness of it."
In "The Royal Palms," Klam's overworked, newly monied hero walks out of a Caribbean lodge on line casino with a pile of money filled into his T-shirt. Beside him stands his spouse, Diane, livid at herself for the cellulite that is lately seemed on her thighs. Their marriage is at a sexual standstill. Then the sound of an previous jeep spooks them, and the following second they're working for his or her lives.
Having fallen in love together with his female friend Phylida's attractive at the back of, the narrator of "Issues I handled in treatment" has flown to a Nantucket-like island together with her for a marriage. he is been requested to toast the groom, as soon as a well-intentioned civil rights attorney who is grown right into a sweating "Gore-guy," a self-absorbed energy pol, a scorching, younger, curry-barfing bulimic on his solution to the White condo. Phylida, in the meantime, is a sleepless, hypochondriacal scientific resident. between this forged of frank and silly characters, we are left to wonder whether we've got any keep an eye on over whom we love.
Matthew Klam is an O. Henry Award winner, a typical contributor to the hot Yorker, and his generation's such a lot on-key singer of the boy-girl blues. The tales in Sam the Cat crackle with humor, intelligence, and elegance and upload as much as an outrageous, fullyyt unique, and unforgettable debut.

"I enjoyed Sam the Cat. What an outstanding assortment. The tales are brilliantly developed. They make me snigger. Très slanky."    
--Alice Elliott darkish

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By Antonio Tabucchi

The 8 tales contained in Antonio Tabucchi's Letters from Casablanca introduce to an American viewers a emerging Italian author (born 1943) whose exciting narrative suggestions make the reader an energetic player in his paintings. every one tale could be noticeable from at the least views, and every protagonist could be visible as experiencing an target "reality" or having his personal imagined and particularly in all likelihood distorted view of events.

Almost like a detective, the reader needs to try and puzzle out what has occurred, what dating X "really" has to Y. In "Dolores Ibarruri Sheds sour Tears," is the mother's file of her son's chuffed adolescence only a remembered mirage? Is lifestyles inside of a Fitzgerald novel a video game invented through the narrator of "The Little Gatsby," or has the sport certainly changed the other fact? From the name tale "Letter from Casablanca," with its double and triple inversions of our expectancies, to the ultimate recommendations of "The Backwards Game," the place the writer performs with the belief of reversing lifestyles and literature, the haunting topic of this outstanding and worthwhile debut is: "Reality is disagreeable and also you favor dreams"––but transformed in teasing counterpoint by means of the remark that "sometimes truth surpasses the imagination." the writer signifies that a few of the tales are "true," however it is the reflecting and refining strength of artwork and language which focuses doubtless random occasions into styles of inevitability.

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Download E-books The Street of Crocodiles and Other Stories (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Bruno Schulz

The gathered fiction of "one of the main unique imaginations in sleek Europe" (Cynthia Ozick)

Bruno Schulz's premature loss of life by the hands of a Nazi stands as one of many nice losses to fashionable literature. in the course of his lifetime, his paintings came upon little serious regard, yet notice of his striking skills steadily gained him a world readership. This quantity brings jointly his entire fiction, together with 3 brief tales and his ultimate surviving paintings, Sanatorium lower than the signal of the Hourglass. Illustrated with Schulz's unique drawings, this version superbly showcases the distinct surrealist imaginative and prescient of 1 of the 20 th century's such a lot proficient and influential writers. 

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior by means of introductions and notes by means of unique students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Platinum Pohl: The Collected Best Stories PDF

By Frederik Pohl

Platinum Pohl is the 1st assortment to assemble all the crucial works of Frederik Pohl. initially, Pohl is a grasp of the technological know-how fiction brief tale. For greater than fifty years he has been writing incisive, exciting SF tales, a number of hundred in all. Even whereas writing his bestselling triple-crown (Hugo, Nebula, Campbell Award) novel Gateway and the opposite Heechee Saga novels, he has consistently written brief fiction.

Now, for the 1st time, he has amassed jointly the simplest of his many tales. Spanning the a long time, those stories are of their method a dwelling historical past of technology fiction. simply because Frederik Pohl has been at the frontlines of the sphere because the halcyon days of the overdue Thirties, and has written brief tales in each decade given that. and since he has constantly been a willing observer of the human and the realm that's formed through it, his tales mirror the currents of political pursuits, social tendencies, significant occasions that experience shaken the realm . . .

Yet at their center, all his tales are such a lot acutely excited about humans. every type of individuals. a few are humans you will love, a few you are going to hate. yet it is very important discover what occurs to the folk who inhabit those tales. simply because Frederik Pohl imbues his characters with a intensity and individuality that makes them as genuine as humans you notice on a daily basis. in fact, he additionally employs a mind-boggling number of medical rules and technology fictional tropes with which his characters needs to engage. And he does all of it with possible no attempt in any respect. that is a few trick. no longer everybody can do this . . . yet that is why he used to be named a Grand grasp of technology Fiction through his friends within the technological know-how Fiction Writers of America.

Here are his Hugo Award successful tales, "Fermi and Frost" and "The assembly" (with C. M. Kornbluth), besides such vintage novellas because the strong "The Gold on the Starbow's finish" and "The Greening of Bed-Stuy," and tales similar to "Servant of the People," "Shaffery one of the Immortals," and "Growing Up in area City," all finalists for significant awards. And dozens of different stories, just like the remarkable "The Mayor of Mare Tranq" and the provocative "The Day the Martians Landed" and plenty of others.

Altogether, a grand number of thought-provoking, unique technology fiction by way of one of many all-time greats!

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Download E-books The Woman Who Borrowed Memories: Selected Stories (NYRB Classics) PDF

An NYRB Classics Original
Tove Jansson used to be a grasp of brevity, unfolding worlds at a marginally. Her artwork flourished in small settings, as should be visible in her bestselling novel The summer time Book and in her the world over celebrated caricature strips and books in regards to the Moomins. it is just typical, then, that all through her lifestyles she became repeatedly to the fast tale. The girl Who Borrowed Memories is the 1st wide collection of Jansson’s tales to seem in English.

Many of the tales gathered listed here are natural Jansson, concerning island solitude and the harmful pull of the creative impulse: in “The Squirrel” the equanimity of the single inhabitant of a distant island is thrown through a customer, in “The summer season baby” an unlovable boy is marooned with his energetic host family members, in “The Cartoonist” an artist takes over a comic book strip that has run for many years, and in “The Doll’s residence” a man’s pastime threatens to weigh down his existence. Others discover unforeseen territory: “Shopping” has a post-apocalyptic environment, “The Locomotive” facilities on a railway-obsessed loner with murderous fantasies, and “The girl Who Borrowed stories” offers a case of aggravating transference. Unsentimental, but regularly humane, Jansson’s tales supplement and magnify our realizing of a unique determine in international literature.

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Download E-books Indian Country Noir (Akashic Noir) PDF

By Sarah Cortez

Step into Indian kingdom. input the darkish welter of afflicted background during the Americas, the place the history of violence meets the ferocity of intent.

Features brand-new tales through: Mistina Bates, Jean Rae Baxter, Lawrence Block, Joseph Bruchac, David Cole, Reed Farrel Coleman, O'Neil De Noux, A.A. Hedge Coke, Gerard Houarner, Liz Martínez, R. Narvaez, Kimberly Roppolo, Leonard Schonberg, and Melissa Yi.

Sarah Cortez, a legislations enforcement officer, is the award-winning writer of the poetry assortment How to Undress a Cop. She brings her historical past as a Tejana with Mexican, French, Comanche, and Spanish blood to the written page.

Liz Martínez’s tales have seemed in Manhattan Noir, Queens Noir, and Cop stories 2000. She is a member of Wordcraft Circle of local Writers and Storytellers, and she or he lives in New York.

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Download E-books Spit Baths: Stories (Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction Ser.) PDF

By Greg Downs

With a reporter's eye for the interior tale and a historian's snatch of the ironies in our collective earlier, Greg Downs affectionately observes many of the final survivors of what Greil Marcus has known as the outdated, bizarre the US. residing off the map and out of sight, parents like Embee, Rudy, Peg, and department outline themselves by way of the place they're, now not through what they devour, drink, or wear.

The guy who's quickly to desert his family members in "Ain't I a King, Too?" is flawed for the populist autocrat of Louisiana, Huey P. Long―on the day after Long's assassination. In "Hope Chests," a historical past instructor marries his pupil and takes her clear of a spot she hated, in simple terms to discover that neither considered one of them can totally go away it at the back of. An aged guy in "Snack brownies" enlists his grandson to aid distribute his assets between his many ex-wives, dwelling and useless. within the identify tale, one other intergenerational kin story, a tender boy is stuck in a feud among his mom and grandmother. The older lady makes use of the language of baseball to express her view of faith and the Aristocracy to her grandson earlier than the boy's mom takes him away, possibly forever.

Caught up in pasts either own and epic, Downs's characters fight to take care of their bizarre, grounded manners in an more and more indifferent world.

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