Category: Short Stories

Alexandre e Outros Heróis by Graciliano Ramos

By Graciliano Ramos

About the author:

Graciliano Ramos used to be broadly one in all crucial Brazilian authors of the twentieth century. He used to be a seminal voice within the literary "regionalism" movement.
As a baby Ramos lived in lots of towns of Northeastern Brazil, laid low with poverty and critical climatic conditions (droughts). After high-school, Graciliano went to Rio de Janeiro the place he labored as a journalist. In 1915 he traveled to Palmeira dos Indios, nation of Alagoas, to dwell along with his father and in 1927 he used to be elected mayor.
In 1933 he released his first e-book, Caetés. many years later he used to be jailed via the Getúlio Vargas govt, on a cost that used to be by no means made transparent. His stories in detention center may turn into a distinct own deposition, Memórias do Cárcere.
Graciliano died in 1953, on the age of 60. His "dry" form of writing and the clash among the identification and the area are the numerous marks of his works.

About the booklet (in Portuguese):

"Alexandre e Outros Heróis" traz histórias folclóricas sobre heróis e grandezas - todas elas inverossímeis. Nelas, Graciliano une o actual ao imaginário, cabendo ao leitor demarcar a fronteira entre outros territórios.

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The Mark-2 Wife. William Trevor (Penguin Mini Modern by William Trevor

By William Trevor

"It's like contraptions in shops.You purchase a equipment and also you increase an affection for it... yet suddenly there are more recent and higher contraptions within the shops.More up to date models."William Trevor has been acclaimed because the maximum modern author of brief tales within the English language, likened to Chekhov for his insights into human nature. those 3 stories of obsession, heartbreak, silent sorrow and the small tragedies of standard lives are profound, immaculate and beautiful.This e-book contains The Mark-2 spouse, The Time of 12 months and dishonest at Canasta.

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Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth by Salvador Espriu

By Salvador Espriu

One of many defining texts of twentieth-century Catalan fiction, written by way of considered one of its so much cutting edge and loved writers, Salvador Espriu's Ariadne within the gruesome Labyrinth is a set of thirty-four brief tales during which the twists and turns of motion, personality, and position are as winding and magnificent because the mythical maze of its identify. initially released in 1935 in the course of nice national political and social upheaval, those tales are a reflect, a ugly reflect, held as much as Catalan and Spanish society. Infused with a deep experience of mythic energy, mixing social realism with lush modernist scan, Ariadne within the ugly Labyrinth is a triumph of fashion. probably top identified for his poetry, Espriu's wealthy lyricism and hugely evocative use of the Catalan language are right here delivered to lifestyles within the poet Rowan Ricardo Phillips's notable English language translation of a vintage of worldwide literature.

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Short Stories: The Ultimate Ernest Hemingway by Ernest Hemingway

By Ernest Hemingway

The final word Ernest Hemingway: brief tales brings jointly the preferred and liked brief tales by way of the acclaimed American writer. Assembling tales from such collections as In Our Time, males with no ladies, Winner Take not anything, and The Nick Adams tales, the last word Ernest Hemingway: brief tales is a party of Hemingway’s masterful therapy of this renowned style. tales during this assortment contain “Hills Like White Elephants,” “Indian Camp,” “On the Quai at Smyrna,” and “The Snows of Kilimanjaro.”

HarperPerennial Classics brings nice works of literature to existence in electronic layout, upholding the top criteria in e-book construction and celebrating studying in all its kinds. search for extra titles within the HarperPerennial Classics assortment to construct your electronic library.

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Star Over Bethlehem: Poems and Holiday Stories by Agatha Christie

By Agatha Christie

A replica in a single precise quantity of 3 of Agatha Christie's rarest and such a lot sought-after books: Star Over Bethlehem, The highway of Dreams and Poems.

The most well-liked detective tale author of all time turns her hand to the topic of Christmas. In a manger in Bethlehem, an angel deals Mary a imaginative and prescient of items to come back? and an opportunity to alter all of it. A naughty little donkey learns the which means of affection as he consists of a truly designated mom and baby correctly to Egypt. Mrs Hargreaves desired to like humans, yet didn't particularly understand how. Then she reached out to the touch a stranger, and her eyes have been opened to love.

From the most well-liked author of all time comes a precious selection of brief tales and poems celebrating the vacation season.

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A is for Acid Rain, B is for Bee (Beacons Story Collection) by Joanne Harris

By Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris' robust imaginative and prescient of a close to destiny the place 'outside' is a specific thing of the past.

This tale is taken from the gathering, Beacons: tales For Our no longer So far-off destiny, which demanding situations celebrated writers to think about the weather difficulty. All writer royalties may be donated to the cease weather Chaos Coalition.

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Shadows of the Emerald City by JW Schnarr

By JW Schnarr

No different tale has touched as many hearts and endeared itself into the yank textile because the great Wizard of ounces through L Frank Baum. yet like several fairy stories, the glorious Wizard of ounces has one foot planted within the tremendous and one other foot planted firmly in blood. discover the darker facet of Oz...the components too terrifying or obscene to learn as bedtime tales. 19 stories from a few of today's most well liked Indie writers peel again the emerald layers of the Land of oz. and show the red, bloody flesh underneath. Shadows DO fall within the Emerald urban, and the place they're their darkest you'll find the real terror of ounces.

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Larks' Eggs: New and Selected Stories by Desmond Hogan

By Desmond Hogan

Desmond Hogan is without doubt one of the most fun literary skills to have pop out of eire some time past half-century. "Larks' Eggs" reaffirms his stature, showing anew a compressed lyricism, ferocity and sheer prismatic brilliance in those twenty tales from prior collections and twelve clean ones. Cressida Connolly known as 'Airedale', in William Trevor's "The Oxford ebook of brief Stories", 'profound, relocating and exquisitely accomplished. Hogan is without doubt one of the best writers alive at the present time and merits to be far better known.' Joyce Carol Oates describes 'Winter Swimmers', within the occasions Literary complement, as an 'elegiac, daringly sustained prose poem...a university of meticulously rendered Irish scenes that weaves out and in of stories of tinkers and youths'. Hogan's compelling stories of diaspora and exile, of subsumed id and allurement, merge panorama with mindscape. His history-burdened, fragmented personas are noticeably Irish, whereas exhilaratingly, thoroughly common. 'Here's to the storytellers. They made feel of those lonely and pushed lives of ours.' The Lilliput Press is proud to introduce Desmond Hogan to a twenty-first century readership.

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Big Bad Love: Stories by Larry Brown

By Larry Brown

Larry Brown stuck the rapt realization of readers and critics with the 1988 booklet of dealing with the track, his prize-winning first selection of tales. the subsequent yr, his first novel, soiled paintings, received nationwide acclaim as a piece of uncompromising strength and honesty. massive undesirable Love, his 3rd booklet, collects ten new tales. facing intercourse, with drink, with worry, with all types of undesirable success and obsession, those tales are unflinching and never for the fainthearted. yet as is correct of all of Brown's fiction, those ten tales are associated in a collective assertion of redemption and desire. those tales come as just about the reality as any human expression can.

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